Jeezum (as my sister-in-law would say)! How the time gets away from me this time of year...I've sadly neglected my blog this past week, and I'm overdue to post this week's prompt. Please accept my abject apologies, dear readers...and now that we've gotten that claptrap out of the way, let's write something! Narrate a story … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt #7
I love the thought of doing this exercise...and off the top of my head, one of the number one reasons I write is to get that elusive "writer's rush"--the feeling I get when I'm trying to express something, and suddenly all the words just click together like Legos, and my heart is semi-racing when I … Continue reading Why Do I Write? — Zizywrites
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
As you all know, I 'm a big proponent of prompts...and I simply love the concept presented here via Bonnywood Manor! I'm looking forward to getting my 3 words assigned... Note: This is an older piece concerning an experiment I once conducted here at Bonnywood. The project eventually lost its funding due to partisan budget … Continue reading Writer to Writer: The 3-Word Challenge — Bonnywood Manor
Like so many of you, I read the announcement last week that WordPress is discontinuing some of its regular features, including its Daily Prompts on May 31st. I haven’t been using their one-word prompts for a long time; nevertheless, this announcement sparked my curiosity. I decided to have a look at how many other sites […] … Continue reading Writing Prompt Sources — Christine’s Collection
What a great post this is--really hits home. Especially regarding the blurb (or, the dreaded--cue scary music--ELEVATOR PITCH)... So, continuing my trek into self publishing (now to happen in just over two weeks, eek!) This week I want to talk about editing. One huge drawback to self-publishing over trad-publishing, is that you don’t get … Continue reading Editing Your Novel: Tips and Troubles — inkbiotic
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
I am not an organized, outlinish type of writer–but after reading this wonderful post, I find myself suddenly all cheesed up to start furiously mapping out plotlines and story arcs…enjoy!
Writing can be a pretty smooth and straightforward process as long as you prepare before you begin writing. In my previous post, I talked about the act of researching and how to search for sources. Now, I’m going to discuss planning and organizing before you sit down to write or type that paper.
This probably goes without saying but before you begin planning your paper, it’s probably a good idea to have done some research and read all your sources. Additionally, while you were reading, I hope you took notes and you remember what each of the sources you want to use is about. At the very least, you should have highlighted the parts that you wanted to remember, especially if you want to quote them, and made comments throughout (but not in library books, please). A helpful tip is to create an annotated bibliography as you read. Create…
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I've been thinking about choices today. We all know Robert Frost's take on making decisions based on which choice is easier--you're a slacker if you do. OK, well, maybe not a slacker...but surely Bobby F would think less of you if you did take that road on the right. And, sure--taking that sketchy, overgrown road … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled, Revisited
No cheating today. No short stories, no guest post. I actually have to write something this time. Which would be a lot easier if I had spent a moment considering what specifically to blog about today. Sure, it’s supposed to be a writing-related so that gives me a general direction but that’s about it. I’ve […] … Continue reading The Magic of Writing Communities — Writing Up My Serotonin