Creative Writing class 3.4

Hey,

I Usually enjoy my creative writing class, but over the last two weeks we have been doing editing and dialogue, which has left me stressed out about my WIP 😦 part of me is like just write and sort out later but it doesn’t work like that does it! Plus I could of possibly been writing dialogue wrong all my life JOY!

On the positive side, I thought I would share something that I wrote as homework.

My words were: Rainbow, Corn Beef, Elephant, Custard and Crystal

You are going on holiday and arrive at the airport check-in desk. The person in front of you is repacking their suitcase when you see an unusal and suspicious item in their luggage

With today’s heightened security at airports I was keen to get a closer look, there was no point screaming and shouting if it turned out to be nothing. Plus I was sure they had dogs and x-ray machines to spot these sorts of things. As I tried to edge closer to see I was getting funny looks from people like I was trying to push in or something? There was an big Elephant in the room and I seemed to be the only one who was aware of it. Everyone else was busy discussing if they wanted Corn Beef or cheese sandwiches and whether they wanted Custard on their desert’s or not. This was airline food for crying out loud did it matter? As the women repacked her bag I noticed a Rainbow coloured teddy had been missed that was laying on the floor behind her case, this was my chance as I tried to walk over as casual as possible bending down to pick up the teddy the lady looked at me surprised with my sudden urge to help her after I had been watching her struggle for the past five minutes at least. The teddy felt heavier than I would have expected weighing it up in my hands I looked at her and her face began to drop as she realised what I was thinking. My husband gets cross with me, he says that I am never off the clock and maybe one day I should leave my detective inspector hat at home along with my ID card. But I guess this time he was wrong because who knows where those uncut Crystals would of ended up if I hadn’t spotted the shiny object in the lining of her suitcase, poor teddy though having his insides taken out like that.”

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A fellow author posted this yesterday the 15 stages you go through when writing your first draft and I was like yeah this post is really good and I can totally relate but by the time I had finished doing some writing yesterday I was back to this is shit!

I am according to Scrivner 56,742 words in! and I generally have no idea whose done it and why! I have an idea of why she was murdered to get to my MC, because who ever did the murdering was sending my MC items to make sure she knew who the body was. Now my MC is back in London she needs to figure out who it is. But shouldn’t I have left things in the book earlier in regards to who did it!? Would the bad guy go after the MC family who she has uped and left at home, so shouldn’t they be in danger? I just generally have no clue what I am writing or why I am writing it. The bad guy has sent the MC all these things and now she is back in London has suddenly stopped!? and is no longer interested till the author works out who the bad guy is! ARG I need a holiday / some help / something! Trying to discuss stuff with the hubby about police procedure for a start is a none starter! But maybe I should just make contact with those people I have mentioned in a previous post. I need someone, I need help!

Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?

There is something I wrote years ago that I always think about, maybe it would work as a YA fiction, or maybe it is best left where it is as some of the characters have transposed into my current WIP