Balancing our time between drafting and research
The writer takes a coffee break.
It's almost September (gasp!). And once again, I'm up late and wasting time. If you're also a night owl and want to get some writing done, these writing prompts are for you! Sooo random What if the most beautiful thing in the world disappeared? (examples: love, flowers, bumblebees, music, art...) What if the most beautiful … Continue reading Late-Night Writing Prompts
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
Where can we find inspiration when we've hit Writer's Block?