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Practical Prompt 3-28-18

Before you start writing your next scene, review what each character, not just the POV character,  was doing before that scene started. Even if you don’t write those details down, knowing where each character starts off will inform your writing.

Insomniacs Anonymous 3-23-18

If you can’t find many books in a given genre category, do you think that means there isn’t a market for that kind of book or that the market is wide open?

Practical Prompt 3-21-18

Think about the last book you set down before you reached the end. Perhaps the faults that bother you the most are the ones that hit too close to home. With that in mind, revisit that book and see if you can find where you lost interest. Then compare it to your own manuscript to see if you are having similar issues.

Insomniacs Anonymous 3-16-18

Does spring break affect your writing productivity? If so, do you write more or less?

Practical Prompt 3-14-18

Before you sit down to write your scene, list the characters in the scene and write out their individual goals. Even if you never state those motivations in the prose, knowing them will help you write more authentic character interactions and add complexity and richness to your story.