Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 15

Alas! You may have noticed that I've SERIOUSLY dragged my feet in posting this, the final prompt in my series. I hope you've enjoyed this exercise as much as I have--and I'd love to see your responses! As always, the links to the previous prompts and my own responses are below; I'll post my response … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 15

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 14

Here you are, my lovelies! My own response to last week's prompt. Enjoy! And as always, I've included all 13 of the prior responses in the link at the bottom. Describe the room of one of the following: a high school student about to drop out; a cashier who has just won the lottery; a … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 14

3 Tips for Improving Show, Don’t Tell – by K.M. Weiland… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

on Helping Writers become Authors: When looking for a new book to read, there are a couple quick tests I do to determine whether it seems like I can trust the author to know what they’re doing all book long. The first and most important of these tests usually requires just a quick glance across […] … Continue reading 3 Tips for Improving Show, Don’t Tell – by K.M. Weiland… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 13

I had a hard time deciding which police log entry to go with for this one; it was a tie between the one I chose, and "Joe Shmoe, 41, assault with a deadly weapon (a shoe)." Review a section from the Police Beat or Classified Ads of a local newspaper. Choose one and tell the story … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 13

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 13

  Something about September always makes me a bit blue; I think it is the ingrained "I don't wanna go back to school" blues, despite the fact that I am A) no longer a student, B) my CHILDREN are no longer students, and C) I no longer work in the school system. And yet: the … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 13

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 12

Oh, for shame...I have been too long away from the pen...er, keyboard. I have been lax in my prompting duties, and for this, I offer my humble and sincere apologies to you, dear readers. But see? I make amends. Below is my response to Prompt 12; imagine if you will, two young men, arriving on … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 12

Why writers *need* to be readers — the orang-utan librarian

So a while back, I was following an indie writer (who shall remain nameless) that said they don’t read, because, and I quote “There are writers and then there are readers”. Now, I’ve mentioned this before, because YIKES that is a dreadful piece of advice, but even more so, it then made sense to me […] … Continue reading Why writers *need* to be readers — the orang-utan librarian

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 9

Allllllllrighty, my loves! Here's my own response to part B of last week's two-part assignment. Please enjoy...and please share yours! I'd love to read them. As always, here are my previous responses... Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #1 Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to prompt #2 Limber Up Before Letting Loose: … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 9

Tips for Writers: Subconscious Mannerisms — Mitch Teemley

My high school drama teacher had a quirky habit: first he’d pull on his nose, and then he’d push on it. One day, in the midst of a discussion about mannerisms, he told us where this habit came from: As a child he’d grown anxious that when adults said he had a “cute little […] via … Continue reading Tips for Writers: Subconscious Mannerisms — Mitch Teemley

When to Show and When to Tell — A Writer’s Path

by Kyle Massa Show, don’t tell. If you’ve ever taken a writing course of any kind, you’ve probably heard that phrase. If you haven’t, the meaning is pretty simple: don’t come out and tell your readers everything they need to know. Instead, show them examples and specific situations that support what you’re trying […] via When … Continue reading When to Show and When to Tell — A Writer’s Path