seedy-street asks: Hi! I’ve always seen people say not to use clichés in your writing, but I’m not really really sure sometimes what qualifies as cliché. Do you know, or could provide a link, for a list of clichés that should be avoided? Please & Thank you :)
Alright, here we go:
For full length Novels!!!!
Stories must be MYSTERY
The Stringybark Seven Deadly Sins Short Fiction Award 2012 is awarded for a short story that relates to one (or more) of the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony; greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride/vanity.
We are interested in reading your original, unpublished stories!
All genres welcome
All types of story are welcome, be it crime, comedy, romance, thriller, literary, twist in the tail, horror, SF etc
It doesn’t say what they are looking for so i guess its anything
Most of us who aspire to be career writers are active promoters (or at least, we’re thinking about promoting). Even if you’re not in the “giving book signings” phase, you may be in the “attracting an agent” phase.
It’s only natural that we want people to notice our writing. Adults aren’t much different than children when we’re proud of our work (“Hey Mom! Look at me!”). Lucky for us, social networks like Twitter and Facebook can be a great way to help people get to know our writing.
But here’s the thing: There’s a right way and a wrong way to promote your writing on interactive websites (like social networks, forums, and blogs). And we’ve seen writers do some pretty embarrassing and desperate things to get attention.
Not all writers are annoying. But those who are make the rest of us look bad.
So here are eleven things you should never-ever-in-a-million-years do when you’re promoting your writing online.