This post, by Janice Hardy, originally appeared on her The Other Side of the Story blog on 1/20/11.
For writers who, like me, have yet to publish anything (For pay) it’d be nice to better gauge where we’re improving, and what weaknesses are still holding us back, are there some exercises or self-study things we can do to figure it out, so we know where to go from there?
The Griff Inn was a dark, dreary little tavern that sat on the end of an equally dark and dreary street. Its windows were dirty, its floors unswept and its customers were an accurate cross-reference of the riff raff of Kintari. It drew the thieves as easily as the murderers, and that naturally brought in the charlatans, the highwaymen and the local scum.Let’s just say it was not the moral backbone of the city and leave it at that, shall we?
It was, however, Aradelle’s destination and she walked through the darkened streets with none of the fear the average person would feel in the same situation.