We all know the days when life happens and you just don’t get time to write. Perhaps you’re a post-a-day blogger, or post-a-week, or whatever your schedule. Now there is a self-imposed pressure to get it done. For me, on those day, I am thankful for a stock pile of writing in various stages of… Continue reading Writing Interrupted
“Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul.” – Meg Rosoff “You must stay drunk on writing… Continue reading Read and then Write
Creating characters, breathing life into them, can be a lot of fun. It can be as exciting as getting to know a new friend because in a sense that is exactly what you are doing. Of course tombstone information (name, date of birth and therefore age, as well as where a character lives) and physical… Continue reading Character, Who Are You?
Blogging for me has been like raising a child. First, it requires time and effort. There is a daily routine where quality time is spent caring, nurturing, and helping to develop character. Time spent reading is included in this package because, like the importance of reading to a child, reading other bloggers work helps to… Continue reading Meet Blog: She has a Life of Her Own
Looking for some prompts, somewhere to jump off from? Look no further. Below are 101 prompts broken down into groups of 25 under the categories of creative writing, general, memoir/life stories, and anything goes. Anything goes works for any of the categories already mentioned as well as poetry, photography, drawing or whatever your creative medium… Continue reading 101 Writing Prompts
One of my biggest challenges when creating a piece of writing is coming up with a title. As a rule, I usually have no trouble coming up with a working title, but focusing that working title into a finished heading is not my strong suit, or my favourite activity. However, I think it goes without… Continue reading Steer by Stars: That F*cking Title
In an article titled How names influence our destinies, it is stated that, “Scientific studies have shown that the world makes different assumptions about a boy named Tyrone than it does about one named Philip, and while these assumptions are often wrong, they can have considerable influence on the course of a life.” – theweek.com… Continue reading Names Matter