Alternate endings

When writing short stories or poems, I rarely know the story when I first begin writing. Often it's just a vague idea or situation I picture, which I then develop upon as I write. Sometimes I realise what my primary plot-line will be, sometimes I think of an ending that I like and write towards … Continue reading Alternate endings

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Public Speech

Take a breath Walk up the steps Try not to trip. Stammer over your opening line Someone laughs Your heart does a flip. Ignore them all, Just keep speaking Now try to meet their eyes. Get louder, clearer, Growing in confidence It gets easier, to your surprise. State all your points - Cool, calm, collected … Continue reading Public Speech