Joseph made breakfast and tea, then spilled it. This sentence may state what is happening in a story, but it doesn’t evoke much emotion in the reader. The empathy comes and goes as quickly as the words pass through the mind. It’s a good example of a “tell” sentence that gives a reader the knowledge … Continue reading Small, Important Details
Lately I’ve had far too many different creative inspirations and projects going through my head nonstop. I’m loving it as well as a bit overwhelmed by it. Yet when it came to writing a poem for this week’s blog, I was struggling so much. I couldn’t focus. I didn’t like what I was writing. What … Continue reading Do Not Look
It’s time for a story. Most of the ideas I originally had for this turned into things that will be longer stories instead. Thankfully Azelyn came to the rescue with a writing exercise. The prompt: Tell a dreamlike story/memory using only 50 words. I ended up basing this story off the prompt and my memory … Continue reading Story: My New Return
The golden hues and raging reds fill the skies before they’re dead. A vast blank page left laying out for everyone to see in doubt. When light seems bright but life seems gone, remember to look at the dawn, where the hidden growth shines deep below the snow, and the brown and orange give way to … Continue reading White Colours
This certainly isn't a topic I'd usually write about, by why not give it a go? Let's start with the lowest first, shall we? People clipping their nails in public. I've never understood how people can do this. I understand wanting to even them out and trim them, but why not wait until you're home? … Continue reading My Top Three Pet Peeves
Andrew tells us a bit about the things he likes to hear. "I love the sound of my best friend's singing (she sounds awful)."
When I first got dressed, I was so excited to wear the outfit I had chosen for our final full day in England. I put on my black DeLorean tee, a brown plaid, wool skirt, my Minnie and Mickey Mouse shoes, and bright red lipstick.
What will Zoe do when she finds herself in a dangerous situation on the train?
Sometimes it's difficult to get in the mood to write. Here are some tips to get your creative mind working and the ideas flowing.
My main character, Zoe, write about five blessings in her life.