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Writing Workshop – Week 6 Exercise

This week’s exercise based on Revenge by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Think of a negative emotion one character has for another, and think of the most extreme that person would do. Have an omniscient narrator tell the story like a fairy tale in a straightforward and non-judgmental way.

Once upon a time, there lived a girl in China called Mei-Hua, who fell in love with a wealthy man from a nearby village. When they got married, she moved in with her husband and his mother. It wasn’t long, however, before she discovered she couldn’t get along with her mother-in-law. No matter what Mei-Hua did, she would always get criticized. Nothing seemed to satisfy that woman. Not her cooking, not her needlework nor the clothes she wore. None of those things were good enough for her son, not even the way she stood or walked. Even worse, her mother-in-law often criticized her openly in front of the servants and her friends, even when they were strolling through the village in public. And through it all, she was expected to bow her head and accept these criticisms meekly. Chinese tradition dictated that she was not allowed to show any disrespect to her elders. Whenever she did dare to open her mouth, she was immediately rebuked by her husband.

After a few months, she decided she could not live with this horrible person under the same roof anymore. Continue reading


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Final Thoughts on Prophecy before NaNoWriMo kicks off

I finally uploaded a synopsis for my novel ‘Prophecy’ for NaNoWriMo. The name ‘Prophecy’ is a working title, and I’ll come up with a better one later.

You can read the synopsis either on my blog page, or in my NaNoWriMo profile:

Blog Page

NaNoWriMo profile

Apart from my synopsis, I really don’t have too much else yet. I have a few scenes in my head which may not even make it into the story eventually. I also haven’t worked out the ‘turning points’ yet, like I mentioned on a previous post, apart from the Inciting Incident, which obviously is the moment when they hear about the prophecy.

Before deciding on the turning points however, I need to establish the different personalities of Davos and Corban, the two protagonists of the stories. Continue reading


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