|W is for WORK|
Each post for the A to Z Challenge is the challenge I set for myself.
|Writing is a different kind|
of labour intensive work.
W is for Work because, although it's great fun, I would be delighted to consider writing as work too. That would be a new and novel experience. W is also for Wonder because when I read my head is full of questions: Who? What? Where? When? Why? And, How?
HAL LONGLEAT AND THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH
The knight’s arrival made the castle folk move back , and quickly, as he strode up to the stable door. The light and air didn’t last long. White and billowing, his cloak settled into folds near his boots. The knight reached out his hand. “Arise, Henry. You are now a page entrusted to the house of de Moreville.”
Hal shook his head. That was life! After all that work, the crusader had won himself the wrong boy. Embarrassed, Hal turned towards the stables. His disappointment made him desperate. He had to hide.
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!
• warts and all
• well-earned rest
• wheels within wheels
• when the going gets tough (the tough get going)
• with all due respect
• with bated breath
• with malice aforethought
• without a shadow of a doubt
• wonders will never cease
• work my fingers to the bone, I
FOR W, I CHOSE WORK AND WONDER. WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR W POST?