What is a "writing career"? Most people think of someone who writes novels and anguishes into a bottle of scotch in a remote location. That might be true in some cases, but writers can have a variety of different careers, all related to writing. A sample of writing careersAs a writer, you can work as … Continue reading Career Paths for Writers
When I was in second grade (decades ago), the teacher used photos as writing prompts. I might be nearing my mid-30s but this is still a good idea. Setting can inspire stories. How does setting reflect the characters, and vice versa? How does this photo inspire you? This is the view from our restaurant this … Continue reading Lake views
Most of us want to talk about success. That's understandable. We want assurance that it's possible to succeed in our work. Even so, it's healthy to recognize our failures and learn from them. I'm published all over the internet. I have articles that are published in print magazines and on popular websites. Yet, I have … Continue reading The Freedom to Fail
writing prompts to inspire your Thursday
This is going to be a short post that I'll expound upon later, but I just wanted to get started on it while it's still on my mind. A few years ago, I found one of my papers from my first semester as a freshman in college. I read through it and cringed all the … Continue reading Rambling Thoughts on Growing as a Writer
Let's get writing. Try any (or all!) of these to get your creativity flowing! Choose one element to build a story or pick a few of them. Setting: 1950's America, ocean, beach Setting: 2035, hospital of the future Character: basketball player who has the ability to time travel Character: studious type, afraid of everything Plot … Continue reading Writing Prompts 4/29/18
Sometimes our best ideas happen around midnight. Keep a notebook next to your bed and write down your dreams. Weird details can turn into full-blown stories or be incorporated into your stories. A few prompts.... Your character is very successful...and suddenly isn't. Observe a place. What if that place could tell its story? Or narrated … Continue reading Midnight Writing Prompt 4/6/18
Where can we find inspiration when we've hit Writer's Block?
We have provided elements of storytelling that you can mix and match or build from to create stories for your writing sessions this week. Setting: a large, dark library full of mystery Setting: a bus stop around midnight Setting: an abandoned church Character: an unusual child Character: a woman with many secrets Character: a man … Continue reading Sunday 2/11/18 Writing Prompts
Check out these writing prompts for your Sunday!