All Our Life is a Plot

Plots come easy at times. At others it’s almost impossible to pull one out into the light. One of the best places to find ideas for plots is our own lives. When we mine with is familiar, and then twist it out of shape, we write with an authority that cannot be denied.

Write Over the Hump

Where is the scariest place you have ever been? What if you had been forced to stay there and couldn’t get out? What would have happened? Write about this for 10 minutes.

Share your scary place here.

About Susan Tuttle

Susan Tuttle is a professional freelance editor, writing instructor and multi-award winning author of 21 books—6 nonfiction on writing (Write It Right), 6 suspense novels and 7 collections of award-winning short stories. She also has stories in both volumes of "Deadlines", the new anthology from the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Tales from a Rocky Coast, and the SLO NightWriter anthology. Under the pen name Susan Grace O'Neill, she is the author of the Journey With Jesus series: Lord, Let Me Grow (Parables) vol. 1, and Lord, Let Me Walk (Lent). She is currently working on volume #2 of her Skylark P.I. series (a PI with paranormal abilities), as well as 2 YA fantasy series. And she teaches fiction writing in both the morning and afternoon every Wednesday. Email her if you're interested in joining her class. And follow her on Twitter and FaceBook.