Practical Prompt 10-30-14

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.

Consider the emotional resonance of the scene you’re working on. Do big events have an emotional impact on your characters, or are they just there to serve the plot?

Insomniacs Anonymous 10-28-14

 

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’s your favorite scary story? Why?

My Fabulous Drawer Novel

Megan Norris Jones

Megan Norris Jones

We all start writing our first novel with visions of publication and fame dancing in our heads. We need that kind of passion to begin the process in the first place. But, let’s face it. People have written a lot of books that are never published. Even published authors have written a lot of books that are never published. Continue reading

Practical Prompt 10-23-14

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.

Having trouble nailing down a character’s look or personality? Try taking a different perspective. What kind of dog would that character be? What kind of dinosaur? What kind of flower?

Insomniacs Anonymous 10-21-14

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.

Have you ever read a book that made you have to sleep with the lights on?