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

Ten reasons why you should try Creative Writing — Annie Lyons

You’ve got a great idea for a book – it’s time to find out where that idea can take you. If you never try, you’ll never know. In this ‘use it or lose it world,’ writing is one of the best forms of exercise for your brain. In fact it is an activity that fully […] … Continue reading Ten reasons why you should try Creative Writing — Annie Lyons

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This is a freelance contribution by Sally Keys. You may remember her from her guest post, Creating The Time And Space You Need To Write Your Best Work. Sally is a professional freelance writer with many years experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves […]

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Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #6

Greetings, my lovelies! It's that wonderful time of the week again--time for you to voraciously consume (or at least half-heartedly scan) my own response to last week's prompt; I've included the photo I chose to write about below, and, as usual, I've included links to the prior five prompts and my responses. If you haven't … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt #6

Writing Tip: Know Your Points of View — KaylaAnn

The fact is, a lot of novice writers switch point of view unintentionally or without knowing that there are specific categories of Point of View. Knowing these categories can help authors decide which point of view is best for their story. For the experienced writers out there, this might be a refresher or old news, […] … Continue reading Writing Tip: Know Your Points of View — KaylaAnn

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt #6

Hello, my faithful followers and fellow prompting peeps...below is the next installment in my series of writing prompts; per the usual, I'll post my own response within the week. I hope you all will consider sharing your own responses--I'd love to read them! Just tag your response with the title of the corresponding title of … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt #6