Write Over the Hump

Again we will mine our own experiences, our own emotions. Only through understanding ourselves can we bring life to our characters. This might be hard to do, but if you need to bring deep emotions to a story, you need … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Sometimes it take only a few words to engage our imaginations. This one might seem like there’s little to it, but once you start writing you might just be surprised by what comes out. Set that timer, and start! To … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump: Characters and Settings as Art

As writers, we want our characters and our settings to be memorable and unique. This isn’t always easy to accomplish.  They key is to look at your characters and settings as something other than what they actually are. That way, … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump: Character Revelations

Random events that happen can often be used to reveal character in our writing. Whether our characters are happy about it, sad, angry or indifferent, their response to these events lets the reader understand them a little better. (And if … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump: Alter Egos

When I was a little girl, I was always pretending to be someone else – especially when I went to the doctor for a shot! We all have fantasies about being someone other than who we are. These fantasies help … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump: Character Impressions

Most of us would be quite surprised to hear what other people really think of us. Now’s your chance to play with what you think others might say about you if they had the chance… It’s fun to do for … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump: Tonight’s Dinner Date

Who we hang out with, or would if we could be with anyone in the world, shows a lot about who we are. Same with our characters. The more we know about them, the easier it will be to write … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump: Background Twists

What our characters do can’t surprise us if we really know who they are. That starts with knowing their background. Here’s a twist on the usual school-family-work snapshot. Write Over the Hump How well do you know your character? Write … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump: Exploring Desires

What we would do if we could reveals a lot about who we are. Heres another self-exploratory prompt to play with. Write Over the Hump  If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Write about what … Continue reading

Cat Falls For Cloth Doll

Even silly snaps we take ourselves can spark some great story ideas. This one I took of my (late) cat, Sir Whikis the Weighty (aka Whiskers) not only makes people laugh, it also gives writers great fodder for story ideas … Continue reading