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

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

Prompts that are open=ended but still give lots of room to work within are the best. Here’s one that should get your creative juices flowing fast and furious. What can you do with it in 10 or 15 minutes? I … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a prompt that’s sure to get your creative juices flowing. What would happen when something small, but essential, is taken away? Set your timer for 15 minutes and start with: They took his glasses away…

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

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

Inspiration — or Making the Moment Happen?

DJ Adamson is my guest today. She’s the author of the Lilian Dove Mystery series and Outré, a sci-fi/suspense novel for YA. She has some words of wisdom on inspiration and what it means for us as writers. DJ? Shirley … Continue reading