Insomniacs Anonymous 7-29-14

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.

Question: What’s the first book you remember reading independently?

Surviving a Bad Critique

Stacey Kite

Stacey Kite

Though I have sworn several times that I would write every day, my writing is on hold for the next few weeks while I paint like a lunatic. I’ve signed up for a portfolio review at the fall Midsouth SCBWI conference, and though this is a writing blog, I think my past experience with portfolio reviews relates to having my writing critiqued. Continue reading

Practical Prompt 7-24-14

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.

Prompt: What kinds of sounds does your character hear in the course of a day? Incorporate those sounds into the scene you are currently writing to provide more telling details.

Insomniacs Anonymous 7-22-14

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.

Question: Outline or no outline?

66+ Days Later

Naomi Hawkins-Rowe

Naomi Hawkins-Rowe

Time’s up and the results are in!

Analytical Experiment Number 2: Forming a New Habit in 66 Days

Question: Is it truly possible to form a new habit in 66 days, as current research suggests?

 Hypothesis: Over the course of 66+ days, I presume I will see a change in my writing habits, but Continue reading