I finished a writing assignment while suffering a migraine and surprised myself.
A fun list on the quirks of the writerly life
A librarian shares how he developed an appreciation for writing.
I was accepted into a prestigious MFA program. For whatever reason, I did not receive the funding that I needed to attend. No more student loans for me, thanks. But I also did not hear anything about paid graduate assistant positions. Do I need an MFA? Not really. As far as degrees go, I have … Continue reading I’m getting my MFA education at the library
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
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
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
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!