Writing is a way of exploring our lives, whether we write nonfiction or fiction. But sometimes it’s hard to dig deep into places we’d rather forget. But to create real characters who jump off the pages we have to explore … Continue reading
This sweet photo is sure to spark some creativity. What do you see here? Who is this garden fairy? What is she reading? What does she do when no one is watching, when the night is dark and all are … Continue reading
Here’s an opening line to start off your writing for Hump Day… Where will this one take you? You’ve got 10 minutes, so set that timer and begin! I was just a child when the old man died.
Another Wednesday, another prompt. Set your timer for 10 minutes and begin with the following: They gave him/her the wrong name and because of that…
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
Sometimes when we enter the “zone,” things pop up in our stories that we don’t quite know what to do with. They skew the story we’ve planned into uncharted territory. Being able to allow the story to unfold on its … Continue reading
It’s been an interesting year, starting last October, when I almost died from pneumonia, heart problems and pulmonary blood clots. While it’s been both an interesting and scary experience, it’s also been a blessing. Mainly because all the tests showed … Continue reading