Write Over the Hump

We’ve all had this happen to us… or seem to happen. In the dead of night, when the shadows hover close, when we don’t know who is there, or what will happen… set your timer for 15 minutes and begin … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

The completely strange and foreign can serve as a spark for story ideas. Even if you never want to write science fiction or fantasy, venturing out into the genre can help your imagination soar when you return to what you … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Some openings seem to point to a mystery beginning to unravel. But is that always true? Suspense doesn’t always mean danger and mystery. Where will this opening lead you? Into mystery, into darkness, or to a totally different genre? A … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Try this one on for size today. What images does it bring to mind? Is it a mystery, a romance, sci-fi, some other genre? Have fun with this one. They had never seen anything so beautiful.

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a fun little question to get your writing juices flowing. What is “it” and what will happen now? Who are these people and what is their relationship? Set that timer and start writing! You had to go touch it, … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

In keeping with last week’s prompt, we’re still on the theme of love. Let your imagination have free rein on this one, and see if you can integrate some of the emotions you wrote about last week into this week’s … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Secrets are intrinsic to our stories: secrets kept, secrets shared, secrets revealed. The impact of a secret, either held close or made public, can be devastating for our characters, and make for an enticing plot. Have fun exploring the secret … Continue reading

Paul Alan Fahey on Writing and Life

Today, we have a special treat, Paul Alan Fahey, a great¬†friend and one of the best writers I’ve ever read. Paul has supported and encouraged me in so many ways, I doubt I’d be where I am today without him… … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

There are days when nothing seems to come to mind. When there’s so little to work with. But being a writer means being able to cope with those days of dearth, and turn them into productive writing sessions. Here are … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

When we write stories, we need to stretch our imagination. Here’s a prompt to help you do just that. Take it literally, or use it as symbolism, or just let it take you away into a realm of fantasy and … Continue reading