Pictorial blethers

By blethers

The story

I’m so pleased with the story this photo tells. My oldest grandchild, who is eleven, slipped away from her somnolent, post prandial family and disappeared. Some time later I went looking - and found her in a pool of light at her desk, working on her laptop.

She’s embarked on a story, a dystopian near-future tale with political overtones and echoes of Hunger Games. It’s imaginative, confident, and written in the dramatic present tense. We had a short chat about the difficulties raised by this device- the temptation to forget your tense when you take a break - and about effective paragraphing.

I can’t begin to tell you how pleased I am ...

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