Each post for the A to Z Challenge is the challenge I set for myself.
|Merlin, probably making sure
he is written into the tales of
King Arthur and the
Knights of the Round Table ;)
|R is for READING
R is for Reading!
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
both quotes from Stephen King
HAL LONGLEAT AND THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH
Hal hid in the shadows by the stable door when everyone else crowded forward to get a better view. He was quick, and thin as a whippet, and ready to dart back inside if anyone came to find him.
All day, the wind had cut through the courtyard and bitten at Hal until hands were red and raw. When shaking didn’t work, he cupped his hands and blew to warm his fingers. Then he chewed on his a nail, rubbing the jagged edge against his tooth.
“I see you’re keeping out of the way.”
“Edith!” he said, quickly. He looked around. There was no one else there. He guessed he hadn’t heard the kitchen maid arriving over the noise in the castle courtyard. “I can't watch.”
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!
• raining cats and dogs (and hailing taxis)
• read my lips
• reinventing the wheel
• resounding silence
• right as rain
• rings true
• risk life and limb
• rotten apple in a barrel, one
• ruffled feathers
• ruled with a rod of iron
FOR R, I CHOSE READING. WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR R POST?