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
Today, we have an interesting picture for you to set your muse free on. What will you come up with? What story do you see here in this photograph? Set your timer for 15 minutes and start writing! What’s My … Continue reading
Here’s a little something for those who write memoir/creative nonfiction. It can also jump-start your fiction story telling, too. Have fun with it! Write about losing someone you love.
Today we have Barbara M. Hodges with us to answer some very interesting questions about her writing. Enjoy! Author Barbara Hodges When did you first know you were going to be a writer? I didn’t really know until we moved … Continue reading
Photos are worth a thousand words, mainly because they make our minds race with images, connections, What If?s, How-did-this-happens, etc. A picture can hold an entire story in its one image. That’s why pictures are such a great way to … Continue reading
Here’s an opening sentence that should help stretch your imagination. Set your timer for 10 minutes and begin writing! They never thought it would look like that.
Today I have the privilege of asking author Andrea Chmelik, who describes herself as a writer, speaker, activist, wine enthusiast, pickle elitist, and cat lover. I’ve asked her some questions about her writing and her writing process and she’s given … Continue reading
Nature can be one of the best idea creators. Here’s a photo of the sky that I took one day: is it daytime or night time? Is that the sun or the moon? Where is the red coming from? Is … Continue reading
When we think of a place, what most easily comes to mind is what we see. When asked to describe a particular place—an office building, for example—most of us will concentrate on what the building looks like: how big it … Continue reading
Sometimes we see weird things along our way and wonder what was going on, how things got that way. Like the following photo of signs about road work. Why did these contradictory signs end up so close together? What does … Continue reading