Tag Archives: Writing Exercise

Writing Exercise: Try Resetting Your Setting

Sometimes scenes refuse to come together.  They are missing that element that makes them special and feel downright boring. Sometimes the characters or plot are to blame, if the conflict isn’t driving them toward a goal then you have a … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: Active Idea Search

We hear it over and over, editors are searching for unique ideas and stories they haven’t read before. That’s the tough part, because it seems that most all stories have been told already. Or have they? Finding a new idea … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: Change it up

Ever feel uninspired and stuck and the task of writing is no longer a pleasure but a chore?  This exercise is just for you. This is it: Go somewhere new to write That’s it.  That’s all there is.  We are … Continue reading

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Writing the Iceberg

  There’s a meme floating around the writing world that shows a picture of an iceberg.  It labels the top part, “The Movie” and the bottom part, “The Book.” Icebergs, and indeed all ice, share the phenomenon where most of … Continue reading

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DP Challenge: Collecting Detail

This week the Daily Post Challenge caught my interest.  The prompt is to focus on the details and find three “glimmers of a beginning” to work into a paragraph.  Writers are urged to seek out the tiny details that might … Continue reading

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5 Cool Places to Find Writing Inspiration Online

This last week I finally finished the second draft of my book and am now taking a much needed break away from that story.  After a few weeks I’ll have the perspective I need to be able to edit and … Continue reading

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Sometimes Opposites Do Attract

I’ve had a little song stuck in my head for the last few weeks and although it’s catchy I’m beginning to get annoyed.  I wish I could say that it was by one of my favorite artists but the truth … Continue reading

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My results from the “Devil is in the Details” exercise

Last Friday I posted a writing exercise called “Devil is in the Details.”  In the spirit of fairness I will share with you what happened with my exercise.  This excerpt is from my current manuscript, “Stonebearer’s Betrayal” The door opened … Continue reading

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Writing with your nose

Smell.  It’s everywhere we go.  It keeps us safe, helps us remember, it finds the goodies in the kitchen.  Yet, how often do we use this sense in writing? For the most part, thinking of a story as a series … Continue reading

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Fat, Juicy, Unique Details

As writers we all strive to compose vivid, dynamic scenes that stick with the reader long after they close the book.  Scenes  created so well that they allow the reader to escape space and time and enter into another world.  … Continue reading

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