Insomniacs Anonymous 12-19-14

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

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.

What is your favorite book to give as a gift?

Practical Prompt 12-17-14

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.

Are you stressed around the holidays? Pay attention to the way you feel when you’re stressed, and incorporate those reactions into a character’s response to a stressful situation.

Is Writing Like Driving?

Stacey Kite

Stacey Kite

I’m afraid it might be.

You see, I have a knack for getting lost when I drive. The first time I drive to a place I haven’t been before, I get lost. Period. My cell phone navigation app will cut out. Streets won’t have signs. There will be a broken water main requiring a sixteen mile, unmarked detour.  It’s like having a superpower, only the opposite.  Continue reading

Insomniacs Anonymous 12-12-14

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

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.

What is the best book you ever received as a gift? The worst?

Practical Prompt 12-10-14

WriteOwls

WriteOwls

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.

As you approach an emotional scene, don’t just tell what a character is feeling, include the physical manifestations of those feelings.