Practical Prompt 11-22-17

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing

We’re encouraged to use all five senses in our descriptions, but taste is often overlooked. Think back over some of your most eventful holiday dinners, the good and the bad meals, and pick a dish that was either delicious or disgusting. Now have your character sample that same dish in your next scene to see if it adds flavor to the story.

Insomniacs Anonymous 11-17-17

You’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.

Are the holidays a chance to write or holiday from writing?

Practical Prompt 11-15-17

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.

You don’t have to be writing a comedy to incorporate humor into your manuscript. In rough situations, people will often crack a joke to ease the tension. For this week’s practical prompt, try adding a little humor here and there into the scene your currently working on.

Book Endorsements 101

Laura Ayo

A dear friend recently asked me to provide a quote for the jacket of a book she wrote. I’ve had the privilege of accompanying this woman along her journey to write her story since day one, so, of course, I said I’d be happy to share my opinion of her work. I was flattered that she asked, even though I had never composed a cover quote. After re-reading the endorsements on several books in my home and scouring online resources for guidance, I thought I’d share what I learned. Continue reading

Insomniacs Anonymous 11-8-17

You’re awake. Instead of writing the Great American Novel—or even a mediocre one—you’re reading our blog. Okay, then. We offer a topic; you respond. Let your fellow writers inspire you, and return to that manuscript refreshed.

What is your biggest writing flaw, and do you have a strategy for fixing it?