I did start finishing a post ...
(I have loads of 'started but not finished' posts - a bit like scrapbook pages really... you know the ones, where you only have a few bits left to do but start another page anyway).
... and then realised I didn't have the faintest idea where it was going or how I wanted it to finish.
Funnily enough this is rather like my scapbooking again.
So there we are - Day #4 and I have already realised that I need to 'go back to school' ...
(and I'm not on about the fact that half term is over and work starts again on Monday :( )
... and use those writing structures that I never got taught because I had a very trendy and progressive English teacher.
We had fun lessons but discovering we didn't know how to properly construct a letter 3 weeks before our O-Levels (doesn't that age me!) tells you all you need to know.
Thankfully I had done a typing course so had an advantage here. But talk about conjunctives(?) and I think of nasty eye diseases!
So now I need to research how to construct a 'story'. I'm thinking it might be a little like a lesson plan, with an opening 'starter' to set the scene, the middle that contains the real information, and the 'plenary' at the end to sum up and check you have been listening.
Two of the blogs I find easiest to read (choosing my words carefully here to avoid offending people) have to be Julie's and Sian's. I enjoy reading all of them though!
When I sit and think why it is because they are both excellent wordsmiths. And, unlike me, they construct well told stories that are interesting and amusing. They don't seem to lose track half way through and wonder what it was they were originally talking about.
I need to PLAN my posts, just like I would plan a journey. There may still be the odd diversion along the way, but if I'm heading for Devon I really don't want to end up in Fife.
Any tips, advice or heckles will be warmly welcomed
and as always a big thank you for reading and an even bigger thank you if you take the time to comment,