For our writing to feel authentic, we need to delve deep inside our own lives. By accessing our own feelings, we can give our characters feelings readers will believe and empathize with. You’ve got 10 minutes for this one… Write … Continue reading
Here’s one for your imagination to chew on. Set that timer and let the words just flow and see where they take you. 10 minutes, everyone… It will only happen if the phone rings twice.
Some openings immediately get our creative juices flowing. This is one like that. A hint of mystery, of danger, of who-knows-what, all in one short sentence. Where will you take it? Jazzy watched her put it in the soup.
Flashbacks can add zest to your stories, and impart information not available in any other way. Here’s a prompt that leads easily into a flashback situation… if you choose to take it there. Time it for 10 minutes and write! … Continue reading
Writers need to be able to put emotion on the page. Emotion is what draws readers in. Sometimes, it’s hard to access our own emotions. This prompt will help you reach through to those emotions that may be too strong, … Continue reading
Juxtaposing images or concepts makes for truly interesting writing. Here is an opening that gives you the opportunity to explore the balance between fear and comfort. Give yourself 10 minutes on your timer and begin! He sat in the dark, … Continue reading
If you’re just joining “Write Over The Hump”, know that you can change pronouns and names as you wish. Most importantly, don’t edit, don’t stop once you start writing, and don’t plan out what you will write. Just let the … Continue reading
Wednesdays can be exhausting; two days behind us, but two still to come in our busy workweeks. Taking a little time (only 10 minutes) to write can boost spirits and energize not only our bodies but also our creativity. This … Continue reading
All of the writers I have talked with, no matter how skilled, always seem to wish they could write like someone else. I hear them often say, “If only I could write descriptions like…” or “If only I could create … Continue reading
Keeping tension or suspense high is the best was to keep readers turning pages. They just have to know what will happen. Another way of creating tension is to put a time limit on what needs to be done, a … Continue reading