Today’s writing prompt comes from Ursula K. Le Guin‘s fabulous little book, Steering The Craft. For today’s prompt, you need a character you are already working with in a novel, story, or, at the very least, a character that has
Strategic planning. Sounds stuffy. Like it comes from corporate America. Like something that is the polar opposite of creativity and the freedom to write. Right? Hardly. It seems to me that there are any number of writers (even some I
My friend and Social Media guru, Ken Mueller, posted a light and humorous look at the “behind the scenes” reality of his blog’s traffic yesterday. As bloggers look at the statistics of our blogs, we can see the search terms
I’ve been reading a lot, lately, about the various aspects of our lives that contribute to our creativity and our continued dedication to writing. Two books that have really been an inspiration to me in this area are The Accidental
For today’s Unblocker (#20, by the way, assuming I’ve been counting properly) I’ve chosen a photo from a brand new photo-friend, Kerry McGovern. I saw this photo on her Tumblr.com page and thought it held a number of possible inspirations.
Sometimes we see a news story that causes the fiction writer in us to jump with anticipation. You know, a quirky story, buried somewhere near the back of the paper (if you still read the paper) or in the “Strangely
I am in a most-excellent situation, for a writer of fiction. Last year, my wife and I made some dramatic decisions and completely re-arranged our lives. We sold or gave away more than half of our “stuff”, sold our house,
Time for another photo-inspired writing prompt. A hint of movement from the girl amid the trees. This writing prompt seems to ask you to write from this beautiful young woman’s perspective, though perhaps you will take up the role of
Here’s the latest installment of The Three Minute Writer – Social Networking for Writers. Enjoy, and Happy Writing!