FOY-bel (‘oy’ as in ‘soy’)
- a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character
- (fencing) the part of a sword blade from the middle to the point
‘She learned about the foibles of her aunts.’
- weakness, failing, shortcoming, flaw, quirk kink, idiosyncracy, eccentricity
foibles, feeble, etc
I’ve started following some writing advice Jaclyn Moriarty gave in this interview. It’s a variation on the usual ‘keep a journal’ advice. Basically, Moriarty says that every day she tries to write
‘…not just a description of what happened that day, but a few lines about the details of one incident, or one conversation, or a description of one person. Or I try to get underneath one emotion that I had, try to explore it. And I found that much more helpful than just keeping a regular diary. If you talk about people you’ve seen, then it helps with character descriptions.’
The quote’s shortened a little, but you get the idea.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like excellent advice to me. A good way to refine the skills you have and develop new ones. Plus, the habit of writing frequently and regularly is useful when you want to undertake a project.
So, I’m going to attempt to write a little each day like Moriarty described, and maybe I’ll post some of the better ones.
Good luck with your own writing, and have a great day!