Writing Corner: Fourth Wall Breaks

Fourth Wall Breaks A fourth wall break: when the line between the story world and the real world becomes blurred. What is the Fourth Wall? The fourth wall is a term from plays, TV shows or movies. Imagine if you are looking at a room in a TV show. You can see up to three…

Peril Squad 2: The Lost City of Harhenam

A special thank you to Henry, Amelia, and Harriet Symons for help in creating and staging the sets for this story. Synopsis: The Peril Squad are on a mission to find a soldier who deserted and set up his own kingdom in the jungle. Read Part 1 here. Peril Squad 2: The Lost City of…

Writing Corner: The Hyphen

The Hyphen I mentioned hyphens briefly in my post on the dash, but I am going to look at them a little more here, especially in a unique way they can be used in fiction. A hyphen is the shortest of all the lines used in punctuation. It is used when two or more words…

Writing Corner: World Building

World Building Story World: the setting of a story The nice thing about fiction is that you, the writer, make the rules. When you write non-fiction, you are (hopefully) limited by facts. But with fiction, you can change whatever you want to fit the story. This is especially true with the setting, or story world….

Writing Corner: Cliches

Cliches “Cliche” is a word that comes from French, so it is pronounced in the French way, which is “klee-SHAY”. You might see it written with an accent on the “e”, like this: cliché. That is how it is spelled in French but since we don’t use accents in English, it is okay to leave…

Muse on Monday – July 5, 2021, Featuring “Yardima Alone”

Happy Monday everyone! In North America, this was a holiday weekend, with Canada Day on Thursday and Independence Day in the US on Sunday. Of course, we can’t forget the countries who are celebrating their independence today, which are Algeria, Cape Verde and Venezuela. I hope that wherever you live, you had a great weekend….

Muse on Monday – June 28, 2021, Featuring “What?”

Happy Monday everyone! I was away for a bit but I’m back now and ready to go with more writing challenges. As always, don’t forget the Summer 2021 Young Writers Contest going on right now until August 31. If you or someone you know are interested in entering, click here. The challenge of Muse on…

Writing Corner: The Dash

The Dash A dash (—) is a piece of punctuation that you don’t hear about as much as others. It is a line that is used as a break in the writing for one reason or another. The reason that it is not often taught in schools is that it is usually for informal writing,…