Kieren Westwood is writer of short fiction and novels usually focussed on the meeting point of literary and crime fiction. He also shares writing experience and flash fiction on his YouTube channel.
The only quote about writing I'll ever need.
There are a million quotes about writing out there, ranging from the straight-talking, to the completely unfathomable. There's a lot of wisdom in them, there's no doubt about that, but there's a lot of…other stuff in them too.
The Sudden Dark
Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say. You can see them though. Romer could, anyway. She leaned into the monitor, the better to see the flickering image of an open-mouthed, wild eyed scream. The alarms were firing, red light filling the monitoring room.
The real 'secret' to fiction writing is more disappointing than you think.
I've been writing fiction for over ten years, and for the last few, I've been sharing my successes and failures with other writers online. I've built a community, albeit a small one, on writing advice.
Naked in the Daylight
That morning LaGrange had seen the fairground in the distance, lying facing the sun like a begging hand. He’d stopped to look over the side of the hill down to the scrub at the bottom, wondering if he steered the car over the edge just right whether it would explode at the bottom. After a while he’d figured with enough in the tank it would. The fire would probably reach the woods.