Hello, Write Edge readers! It’s Tax Day, and I think CPAs are the only people on the planet who would call it their favorite day of the year — and that too because the bulk of their work is done. Most of us are probably fairly glum about what we have to pay in taxes, so it’s a great opportunity to do some fun reading. And what better place than to start right here on The Write Edge? :>
Let’s get right into it then! First is this week’s motivational quote. Once again it’s writing-related, but I think it’s easily adapted to any life passion. The point is, you have to keep working at it, diligently, with intention, every day, if you want to succeed. Check it out:
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” — Louis L’Amour, American novelist
Now, on to the rest of our regularly-scheduled content. First comes this week’s short fiction. I saw the prompt and grinned. While the short story format doesn’t give me much space to do so, I could see potential for expanding a story idea into something really cool. Here’s an excerpt:
Heddie went to the end of the lunch line for personnel and grabbed a tray. One thing that hadn’t changed much in 2029 in Alabama was the quality of food for prisoners. Supposedly the employees who ran the facility got slightly better eats, but Heddie had yet to see it in her four years as a manager.
In the middle of the week, I’ll share a brand new book review with you. Last week saw the release of the YA novel How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow. On Wednesday I’ll let you know what I thought of the book. Find that review in two days on The Write Edge Bookshelf!
Finally, I’ve been having a blast with Instagram. It’s been fun trying to visualize my world while thinking of them as stories all at the same time. This Friday I’ll post new pics. In the meantime, don’t forget to see what I’m up to on the app. You can find me @ektargarg.
Have a fantastic week, readers!