Insomniacs Anonymous 9-22-17

You’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.

Do you use Pintrest for your writing? If so, what are your favorite pins?

 

Practical Prompt 9-20-17

Whatever issue of the day dominates a person’s formative years can affect their perspective for years. If you grew up during a major war or a burgeoning pandemic, it will shape your views. What was the major issue during your characters’ early years, and how did that issue affect them?

Writing with Pins

Laura Ayo

Over the past year, I have renovated three rooms and painted nearly all the walls in my home. I drew inspiration from the “visual discovery” platform Pinterest for paint colors, design ideas, organization tips, storage options, DIY projects and countless other concepts to spark my creativity. So, it isn’t surprising that I turn to Pinterest for valuable resources as a writer, as well. Continue reading

Exposition Exploration: Part 1?

Stacey Kite

I thought this was going to be a simple research and post project. Oops—wrong again.

First off, let me give you some background. I have had a problem with getting through transitions and summaries in my writing. Not every time. But when my writing snags it’s usually not on character actions, reactions, scene description, dialogue or the step-by-step illustration of a scene. It’s on the narrative asides, the summaries and the stuff between scenes. What I think of as the non-scene writing. Continue reading

Practical Prompt 9-13-17

Everyone has hopes and dreams when they are little. What were your characters’ biggest aspirations when they were younger?