The theme of my 2014 A-to-Z Blog Challenge is BLUES, PUPUS, and REVIEWS.
Monday & Wednesday - REVIEWS: mini-style book reviews
While preparing for the 2014 A to Z Challenge, I happened upon Cherie Reich’s A to Z Flashes of Foxwick (The Foxwick Chronicles). My first reaction, which I noted in my kindle copy, was: Writing flash fiction is a terrific way to get a handle on a WIP novel. Vignettes of scenes will help to put ideas in perspective, keep order, and develop a rhythm so there is even and escalating tension and advancement of plot and logical denouement with all relevant loose ends tied up.
My second reaction was to choose Cherie’s Foxwick Flash ‘Raising Rocs’ as the “R” in my 2014 AtoZ Challenge blog post. I think it was the mention of worms in the opening line that hooked me.
Later, I discovered Cherie’s horror novelette, Once Upon a December Nightmare, sort of a mini Road Trip that also worked for the letter “R”. She followed the novelette with a horror novella, Nightmare Ever After. Both stories along with the trilogy’s opening short story, Nightmare at the Freak Show, are available in The Nightmare Collection.
Thank you, Cherie, for your gift of ideas. I look forward to reading The Nightmare Collection, right after I recuperate from the April AtoZChallenge.
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Link to Cherie Reich at Untethered Realms’s blog site for the 2014 A to Z Challenge: