on Blood Red Pencil: Read the article HERE via Seven Proven Strategies for Editing and Proofreading Your Own Writing – by Michael LaRocca… — Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog
So many yummy things belong to the panini.
on Just Publishing Advice: Every writer confronts the dreaded blank page. It is white, stark and for many writers and authors, downright intimidating. Whether it is a fresh sheet of paper or a blank word processor template with its infuriating little flashing cursor, it is the same. You have nothing in front of your eyes […] … Continue reading The Blank Page Holds No Fear For A Brave Writer – by Derek Haines… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog
"No matter what, you are probably going to have to let bad things happen to some . of the characters you love or you won't have much of a story."--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
Whelp, here it is--the penultimate (I love it when I can work that word into a sentence) writing prompt (this one is a decidedly dark one) from the back cover of John Brueckner's fabulous treasure trove of creativity-fueling noodle nudgers...now go write something! Carrie Graves stepped out onto the stateroom balcony and peered out over … Continue reading A book full of writing prompts: the fifth taste of John Brueckner’s latest book, “892 Opening Lines”–writealready2017.com
"Art is a manifestation of emotion, and emotion speaks a language that all may understand."--W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence
Lesson learned. Again. via The Terrifying Discovery I Made When I Stopped Writing For a Week — Novelty Revisions
"(A writer) learns most clearly what not to do by reading bad prose."--Stephen King, On Writing
Ah, the traps and travails of social media...this is a good one, and I'm sure we've all been there enough to have some creative fodder with which to spark some ambition to write today...go on, take a stab at it! Ainsley posted a bunch of heavily filtered photos of the beach on Instagram, trying to … Continue reading A book full of writing prompts: the fourth taste of John Brueckner’s latest book, “892 Opening Lines”–writealready2017.com
Those pesky, pesky, possessive apostrophes...