Unconventionally used #atozchallenge

All my initial U’s began with un. I didn’t want to use any of those and settled on Used. I’ve used all my energy to get this far.. I feel used up having used all my creative strength to keep sketching. Actually, I gain tons of energy while blogging and sketching give me more than takes away from my soul.

There are many writers but the world has grown. There are a lot of people.. and a fraction of them write. It’s much easier with computers and word processing packages. Mind you I seem to still prefer to print out a hard copy – similar to typing it and editing them making the changes. At least I don’t have to retype it all out each time. If I did I think I’d be better planned and prepared before I did the first draft.

I think all writers are unconventional.. there’s whole worlds and lives living in our heads. If we’re all unconventional does that make us all conventional?

Unconventionally used

Show don’t tell.

They unconventionally used her.


The police didn’t know what to do. She had offered to help before but it wasn’t their normal practice. This time they decided to let her plant out the bedding in front of the station so those they interviewed had a more pleasant view as they entered and they were shocked with the results.

I’ve drafted a novel with a character who loves to garden, she has a friend who’s a policeman. It popped into my mind when I was trying to work out what the show don’t tell and sketch would be for this and any excuse to draw plants! I’ve no idea if surroundings effect interviews under caution or not but most of us are affected by the colours we can see and nature.

Lynne’s AtoZ blogging challenge theme in case you couldn’t tell:

Linked to thoughts of emotions and behaviours, my theme is ‘I feel….’. Writers among you will be familiar with the phrase show don’t tell, for others it’s what every novelist tries to do. Authors want to show you the emotion and behaviour without telling you it. Trying to practice showing not telling, I have included an example in each post. I may have got it right, I may not have. Please let me know.

Here’s who else is doing the AtoZblogging challenge.