Write Over The Hump

Here’s a bit of a challenge to end January. It’ll make you really dig deep and wake up that sleeping Muse. Read the instructions carefully, then set that timer and begin to write. No planning, no outlining, just write and see what happens. BTW, this is good practice for using unusual words in your writing and not angering readers because they don’t understand what they mean!

Use the following three words in a piece of writing: a scene, a mini-story, a narrative, whatever. But do not define what they mean! Write in such a way that readers can glean the meaning of the words simply by the way you use them in the work. Ready? Read the words and start writing!

Kikaru; Omblato; Gigamanon

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.