Let Art Inspire Your Writing, Part 4

“Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things–childhood, certainties,... Continue Reading →

January Writing Check In

“As for ‘Write what you know,’ I was regularly told this as a beginner. I think it’s a very good rule and have always obeyed it. I write about imaginary countries, alien societies on other planets, dragons, wizards, the Napa Valley in 22002. I know these things. I know them better than anybody else possibly... Continue Reading →

Falling Stars

Last week I shared a few images to inspire some of you to write, but I wanted to take part in the exercise too. I came up with the first seven hundred words or so of a short story based on the featured photo for this post. It's unfinished. It's rough and raw, but I... Continue Reading →

Monthly Writing Check In

This is my last writing check in of 2022, which feels surreal. When I started doing writing monthly check-ins for myself in May, it became a way for me to really understand what I accomplished in a month as well as what I could accomplish. With the start of next year, I’m going to review... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompts, Part Three

Hello writers! It’s another Monday, and here we are at the start of yet another week. If you live in the United States, the past few days have likely been filled with enormous piles of wonderful food and desserts. I’ve had a really lovely holiday weekend with my family. It has been very relaxing to... Continue Reading →

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