What attracted you to Furious Fiction? I liked being part of a national project with other writers of similar background and experience.
What do you like best about participating in Furious Fiction? I enjoy the writing exercise element of it. By writing to a strict word limit, and being given criteria to write on, it forces me to consider how I assemble a piece (structure/narrative flow), and what style and genre I use. Let’s face it, when I eventually get a publisher to accept my writing, I’m going to have to re-write great swathes of it to fit their expectations.
How have you managed to enter every month? Planning and effort. Doesn’t matter what your job is, planning is essential if you wish to meet deadlines. And you need to make the effort. After all, you can’t win the lotto if you don’t buy a ticket.
Have you had any close calls? Two. One month I was very sick and barely able to get out of bed, and on another occasion I had a lot of non-writing work on, and very little time. That’s were the “effort” part of the equation came into play.
Do you have tips for new Furious Fiction entrants? Give it a go. It’s not hard, and it’s kind of fun to see what you can come up with.
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This is the beginning of the end. The missile test launch is set. The broadcast of the event from the Capital lined up. Excitement is building at the Nuclear Plant, as staff prepare for the celebrations to start. What will you remember?