Practical Prompt 9-4-15

WriteOwls logo 150 whiteYou 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.

With an extra day off this Labor Day weekend, can you find an extra hour to write?

Insomniacs Anonymous 9-2-15

WriteOwls logo 150 whiteYou’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.

When you listen to an audiobook, do you prefer the narrator be a professional actor, or would you rather hear the author read the book?

To the sink I go

Laura Ayo

Laura Ayo

Agatha Christie once said, “The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” I suspect the same can be said for planning a blog post that offers something useful to the reader.  So, with apologies, it’s off to the sink I go.

Perhaps our readers will share some insights on the types of things they’d like us to share on this blog?

Practical Prompt 8-28-15

WriteOwls logo 150 whiteYou 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.

If you know you need to take a hiatus from your manuscript, especially if that writing break will be an extended one, try stopping in the middle of an exciting scene or a scene you’ve already outlined so that you know how it will play out. Not only will you look forward to jumping back into the project, but the writing might be easier once you return to it.

 

Insomniacs Anonymous 8-26-15

WriteOwls logo 150 whiteYou’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.

In a flat character arc, the character is already at their best potential.  In this case, the world is changed by the character instead of the character changed by the world.  Can you think of some good stories where this dynamic makes an engaging story?