If you have two characters in a story that feel dull and lifeless, this Unblocker exercise is for you. (If you DON’T, you can still use this, in a modified form, to get a story off the ground…see the not
Instead of just posting ONE story to read online (which will likely be what I do, most Wednesday mornings) I thought I would start with posting a whole site: The short fiction section at a website called East of the
Imagine with me, if you will, the following help wanted or classified ads: “I have a huge tree that fell in the back yard, and I need someone with a chain saw to come over and cut it up. I
Tuesday Morning: Unblocker #2…If you’ve hit a temporary dead end with your writing or just want something new to try out, check out today’s Unblocker: Write a scene with four characters, each has been struck by lightning, at different times/places/circumstances.
If you are like me, and I’m not assuming that you ARE, you’ve read–at some point in your life–a self-help style book about finding your “calling” or identifying the “work you were made to do”. All fine things, really: There