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Writing Together

When I started Write 100 back in February with the first 100-day challenge launching in early March, I didn't know what would happen. Would the project catch on? Would others find it helpful, inspiring, useful? Or would it just be me writing on my own but pretending there were others following along? There were many … Continue reading Writing Together

Your Words Matter

Somewhere in my basement sits a box containing a faded grade-school project asking the age-old question: what do you want to be when you grow up? The girl whose two favorite book series were, not coincidentally, both about girls who were aspiring authors (the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace, and the Anne of Green … Continue reading Your Words Matter

The Writer’s Library

If you haven't noticed, writers like to write about writing. It's only natural. The written word is our natural form of expression and mental processing so we write about our experiences with the craft and pursuit of our art. But writing about writing also serves to connect us to one another. We learn from the … Continue reading The Writer’s Library

Writing Prompt: Behind the Mask

Use the image as a starting point. What's the story behind this picture? Write a poem inspired by the image. Write about a time you were in costume. What was the occasion? People often wear masks, whether literal or figurative. Examine your characters. What masks do they hide behind? What secrets or insecurities are they … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Behind the Mask

Inspiring Indies: Wisdom from Indie Pros

For those of you who are ready to look into the publishing stage of writing, indie publishing offers an opportunity you shouldn't overlook. Today I'm very pleased to share some advice from two indie author friends of mine, Savannah Jezowski and Tammy Lash. I asked them a series of questions about what the indie publishing process … Continue reading Inspiring Indies: Wisdom from Indie Pros

Character Meet Plot. Plot Meet Character.

You’ve probably heard that popular fiction is plot driven while literary fiction is character driven (driven being the key word because if a narrative isn’t advancing then what story are you even telling?).   This is true. There is sit on the edge of your seat plot driven fiction, and there is sink back into … Continue reading Character Meet Plot. Plot Meet Character.

Writing Prompt: Dear Diary

Write a diary entry on behalf of one of your characters. Is it an ordinary day? A momentous occasion? Explore a glimpse of their thoughts and personality through the pages of their diary. When did you start to realize that you liked to write? What was the first thing you remember writing? Write about your … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Dear Diary

Horror & Mythology

Folklore is a fascinating subject, twisting itself to fit the cultural mold of the time it’s in. From comics to holidays, folklore has served as the origin of our greatest stories. As each culture adds to the original legend, the myths become more robust with each passing century. Vampires, for example, have evolved many times … Continue reading Horror & Mythology