Last week, I talked about exploring the last lines in novels — and how much can be learned from some of the classic novelists, often ending their stories with impact. How do those last lines linger? Make you think? Make you feel? A fun and alternate exercise can lead to some creative and thought-provoking writing … More From Beginning to End — Some Writing Prompts
There is often much talk — for good reason — about the opening lines in novels. After all, a good first line can hook a reader and immediately pull them into your story. The writer’s job, of course, is to keep the story interesting, so the reader stays invested long after the first page. Beyond … More What to Say in the End — Last Lines can Speak Volumes
**Update: I was not selected as a mentee this year…competition was fierce… but I learned so much! The mentors gave me great feedback/suggestions and it was a worthwhile contest to enter.** A few weeks ago I posted about upcoming writing contests. Since then, I decided to dive right in and take my own advice by … More My Pitch Wars Journey — so far!
Organization — it can be a woeful topic for writers, but when we get it right (meaning right for each of us in a personal way) it can be a beautiful thing — and spark a lot of creativity. There are two types of organization on my writing mind today: 1) Writing Space (my desk): … More Writing Spaces & Mapping Ideas
Like stretching your muscles before a work-out, writing prompts are a great way to get warmed up before writing. Even writing a sentence or two — about something unrelated to your work-in-progress — can lead to fresh ideas and inspiration. Or maybe veering off course and writing more detail about a secondary character — let’s … More Exercise your Writing Muscle