"Perfectionism will ruin your writing, blocking inventiveness and playfulness and life force...Perfectionism means that you try desperately not to leave so much mess to clean up. But clutter and mess show us that life is being lived."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
Well, here it is, kind readers...the last response to the last prompt. Read on, and then try your hand at it when the mood strikes. Writing prompts are a wonderful way to get the creative juices flowing again if you've hit a little dry patch in your writing...or a big dry patch, at that. Take … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 15
Boy, oh boy...we're getting down to the bottom of the barrel, here, my lovelies. Only two more prompts to go after this doozy. Perhaps once we've reached number 16, I'll repost the entire list, along with the instructions and my own responses, for those of you that joined the fray later. In the meantime, if … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 14
"Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."--E. L. Doctorow
The ability to make up an entire plot line around an overheard fragment of conversation from the people sitting behind you at a restaurant.
When someone asks you to give them writing advice, and you realize that you feel absolutely confident in your ability to do so.
How quickly time passes when you're really writing in the zone.
Holy fleeting Summer Solstice, Batman! My, how time flies...and here we are, already coming down the home stretch of my little prompt project here. Only three more to go--kind of makes me sad. Anyway--here y'all go (and, if you have not done so yet, feel free to check out my own responses below to the … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 12
But at the same time, like everyone is reading. Much like the market from a business standpoint, the reader is always right. If they didn’t like your narrative, or thought your list of characters wasn’t diverse enough, or thought your prose were a written car crash… they were right. They’re always – always – right. … Continue reading Write Like No One Is Reading — Liam-J-Cross Writing&Editing
When one of your characters does something that totally surprises you.