Write Over The Hump

Here’s a fun photo to set your mind whirling. What is this thing, just a bug, or is it something quite different? Where did it come from? What does it want? What will happen if it doesn’t get it? Let … Continue reading

Write Over The Hump

Here’s something from your own life to write about. We only write the best when we mine our own experiences, so this is good practice for all writers. And it’ll give you a touch of nostalgia you might need during … Continue reading

Write Over The Hump

Here’s a strange little sentence to open your writing day. Where will it take you? What is the situation and why is it happening? Have fun with this one! Set your timer, 15-20 minutes, copy the opening sentence, and start … Continue reading

Scrambled Thoughts About “The Setting”

Author Terry Sanville Today we have some words of wisdom from author Terry Sanville on crafting the perfect setting for our stories. Take it away, Terry! A story’s setting has multiple dimensions. There’re the obvious physical elements – On a … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a sentence to start you off that should get your creativity rolling along. There are lots of places this one can take you. Set that timer for 15 or 20 minutes and start writing! Have fun! We only had … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a fun opening phrase to start off your Hump Day! It should give you plenty to think and write about. Set that timer and get to work, letting those words flow… The ball bounced three times before it….

The Scoop on Sub-Plotting

Today, we have words of wisdom on the value of, and how to insert, subplots into your stories, from Sue McGinty, acclaimed author of the Bella Kowalski mystery series. Her Q&A format leaves no stone overturned when it comes to … Continue reading

Demystifying POV

POV—point of view—is perhaps the easiest writing concept to understand intellectually, and yet the hardest to put into practice when writing. I did massive research when I began teaching fiction and creative nonfiction writing, and discovered that there doesn’t seem … Continue reading