Character Creation Prompt

Have you ever known someone that you felt got either more or less physically attractive the better you got to know them? For example, when you first met them, maybe you thought they were average looking. But as you got to know them and became friends, they somehow...

Focus on…Character Prompt

This girl is dirty, scared, and young. What happened to her? Is she a victim? Or is she, perhaps, a hero? buy wellbutrin in uk Something evil? Start writing and see what you come up with. Image credit: jmpaget / 123RF Stock...

People WANT to Help

Several weeks ago, a horrible tragedy happened in Boston, Massachusetts during the Boston Marathon. Two angry brothers put homemade bombs near the finish line where they detonated killing, maiming and injuring many innocent people. Within hours, Mr. Rogers’...

Are there bullies in your book?

I went to a “Bully Prevention Training” this week for my job as a teacher, and I was actually surprised at how interesting it was, and as usual it made me think of writing. I have sort of a one track mind that way. I think a lot of kids think that anytime...

Is your setting a character or a backdrop?

I hope everyone is either having (or had) a happy Spring Break! I had the opportunity to go snorkeling this week. If you’ve never snorkeled, basically you float on top of the ocean and stare down into a completely other world. Everything about it is different...

Dialogue Practice

Sometimes writing dialogue between characters can be tough, so we’re going to practice with characters you know pretty well. First, choose two of your favorite novels. Then, choose a favorite character from each of these novels. Maybe you like Alaska from John...

Pile on the Tragedy

Writers who write timeless, compelling fiction tend to be somewhat sadistic when it comes to their main characters. Horrible trauma follows horrible trauma, and as readers, we can’t get enough. We must find out what happens. Think about classics like Romeo and...