Summer Vacation: A Writer’s Guide

Summer brings new places and new routines. With our first group challenge completed, the writing routine may look a little different too. It's important to take advantage of times of transition and different paces of life to bolster our writing. The most important thing is to keep writing. Find a writing routine that works for you, … Continue reading Summer Vacation: A Writer’s Guide

Writing Prompt: Song

Some of the best songs are those that tell a story. Choose a song and listen carefully. Then write the story you hear there. Write a song of your own. Experiment with form and technique. What's your favorite (or least favorite) song? How did you first encounter it? What is the song's significance in your … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Song

Writing Prompt: Late

Yep, I am definitely late posting this week's writing prompt. I got thrown off with the long weekend here in the States. So, let's write about being late. We've all been there, right? Write about a time when you were running late. What happened? What held you up? Did it have a funny ending? A … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Late

Storytelling Tips from A Quiet Place

When I walked into a showing of the film A Quiet Place earlier this week I expected thrills, chills, and awkward popcorn munching in an otherwise silent theatre. I didn't know that I was heading into not only an entertaining and intriguing movie but also a display of excellent storytelling. I came out of the theatre energized … Continue reading Storytelling Tips from A Quiet Place

Silencing Your Inner Jerk: Writing and Perfectionism

Many, many people before me have written about how to deal with the "inner critic" but, personally, I've never liked that term very much. To call the voice that tells me day in and day out that I have not written enough (and that what I have written belongs deeply buried in the world's smelliest … Continue reading Silencing Your Inner Jerk: Writing and Perfectionism

Writing Prompt: Senses

There's something fascinating about the way the written word allows us to capture and utilize all five of our senses. That doesn't mean it's easy to get it down on the page and make it feel real to your reader, though. With today's writing prompts let's challenge ourselves to engage the senses. Who knows what … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Senses

4 Tips to Get the Words Flowing

Every writer knows what its like to get stuck. We've all drummed our pens against the empty page or counted the blinks of the cursor against a blank screen. So when it's time to write but you're having trouble tapping into the creative mindset, what's a writer to do? Many times it's important to muscle … Continue reading 4 Tips to Get the Words Flowing