You are a creative but when you sit down to create you go blank. What do you do? All creatives have bad days. Sometimes a string of bad days. Do you have a toolbox of ways to be creative when you feel unimaginative? Read on for 13 ways to be creative when you feel unimaginative.…… Continue reading 13 Ways to Be Creative When You Feel Unimaginative
The plot is what happens to your character. The story is about how your character reacts to the things that happen. It’s simple cause and effect, right? Hold on there. It’s not quite that simple. For the most effective story your forces of antagonism (see this post) and your character’s lies, secrets, and scars (see…… Continue reading Because There Are Lies, Secrets, and Scars
Reading fiction aloud can sound like music. Reading prosody, is the term for that musical style of reading. In other words, it’s reading with expression. And reading with expression is how to be awesome reading your story aloud. But as a writer, we spend a lot of time alone with our thoughts and our keyboards.…… Continue reading How to be Awesome Reading Your Story Aloud
You’re told to identify your reader, to write what readers want to read. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could look into a crystal ball and find who they are?
Weekends are often devilishly devine. We have wickedly good fun, clean dirt from our homes, watch friendly competitors, and otherwise turn ourselves inside out trying to do more, be more, have more. Then comes Monday. Monday is the antithesis of the weekend. So today, let’s have fun with words or rather, phrases that pair two…… Continue reading Fun with Words