Practical Prompt 8-13-2018

Enthusiasm for your latest writing project is a necessary ingredient to seeing it through to publication. Spend the coming days identifying all the things you love about your story. What makes it unique? What makes it compelling? If the story is special to you, it will be special to readers, as well.

Let Your Writing Enthusiasm Show

Stacey Kite

Though I’m an introvert, meaning I’m more interested in thinking about the stories in my head than making small talk at dinner parties, I’m not socially awkward or shy, and I don’t suffer from any kind of stage fright—except when it comes to talking to strangers about my writing. My face heats and my blood pressure spikes. I either go brain-blank or start babbling, speaking in disjointed sentence fragments with lots of “um’s.” Continue reading

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Which is harder for you? Flushing out the details of a scene, or coming up with pithy narrative summary?