Artist's Edition

ONE NIGHT

Quiet night
Absolutely no wind.
Water a natural mirror.

Silent and autumnal.
empty and cold streets.
No movement.

Empty and lonely.
allows tranquility
to study scenario.

Almost endless.
Many pictures, studied,
experimental, abstract …

~zd

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Editing Your Story Draft

After you have written a first draft, interrogate your writing using this editing checklist. Remember that the aim in editing is in many ways the aim in writing: clarity of expression.

  • Is it what you meant to say, really?
  • Have you found the best way to convey it?
  • Would a particular event really have happened that way?
  • Would a particular character definitely use that expression or turn of phrase?
  • Does an idea or scene really belong where you’ve put it, or would the piece be better if that element was cut? Could it be used elsewhere, or on another occasion?
  • What’s missing from your story? Details or background information?
  • Is there enough to engage your reader?
  • Do events occur in the best order and are significant events given enough weight, or are they lost beneath less important things? If so, is that what you intended?
  • Does it read too slow, or too fast?
  • Overall, does the writing convey the right tone – does it create the mood you hoped for?

Source: Start Writing Fiction, a free writing course provided by The Open University

Between Us by @flippermood

“I always look into your eyes
and if you look in my eyes
everything is between us…” -Mario Benedetti 

CROSSED

Crossed pictures.
I shoot you
you shoot me.

I shoot all
and some more.
I am not photographed … I think.

Thousands of candles
put squares into flames
transform streets on fire.

Birthday party.
A beautiful city becomes
Unesco Heritage.

~zd

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