|N is for NOVEL|
Each post for the A to Z Challenge is the challenge I set for myself.
Not as impressive as a comet, but
everyone came to watch the competition
as the crusader had named the prize.
N is for Novel: neither short not over-long, N is for Novel. The challenge, for the author, is to make sure there’s something novel about it too ;) a unique selling point.
HAL LONGLEAT AND THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH
Suddenly, the crusader knight snapped his head around. “Where is the boy?”
His red-haired squire was standing beside him. “There.” He nodded towards the stable.
Across the distance, de Moreville stared at Hal. An expression flickered across the knight’s face – to Hal’s surprise it looked a lot like guilt – before it was replaced with stern determination. He nodded.
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!
• nick of time, in the
• nine-day/day’s wonder
• nip it in the bud/nipped in the bud
• no news is good news
• no peace for the wicked
• no skin off my nose
• nothing ventured, nothing gained
• not out of the woods yet
• not to be sneezed at
• now or never
FOR N, I CHOSE NOVEL. WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR N POST?