Each post for the A to Z Challenge is the challenge I set for myself.
|K is for KNACKERED and|
KILOWATTS of electricity
|As hard as it is to write through |
the dark hours... it could always be worse ;)
K is for Knackered. It is also for the Kilowatts of electricity we writers burn through the dark, but peaceful, hours of the night.
HAL LONGLEAT AND THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH
Edith, the kitchen maid, rubbed her hands down her dusty apron. “It might not be a bad thing – to leave here.”
“No?” he asked.
Her lips tightened. She was quiet for a moment. “The crusader asked Lord Courtney to free you from his service.”
Hal shivered, his head ached.
Could YOU have been gifted with the ability to identify and eliminate weak and brittle phrases from your work? To the uninitiated, these interlopers look like quality imagery.
CLICHÉ RAIDERS: REWRITE!
• keep a straight face
• keep the wolf from the door
• keep your chin up
• keep your nose clean
• keep your nose to the grindstone
• kiss of death
• knee-high to a grasshopper
• knocked into a cocked hat
• knocked/knocks the spots off
• knuckle under
FOR K, I CHOSE KNACKERED. WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR K POST?