Posts Tagged ‘ writing prompts ’

Let’s get preppy! #Preptober is coming

If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you already know what a big fan of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) I am. But what you may not know is that... I've never actually used the month of October for intensive preparation before I attempt to write my novels. As a reformed Pantser (and current Plotser), I usually end up writing up a very hastily scrawled outline on October Continue Reading...

It’s the first day of camp!

Today is the first day of July's Camp NaNoWriMo and I'm pretty pumped. Although I'm focusing on writing a nonfiction project this month, I saw this prompt in the 10 Minute Novelists Facebook group and couldn't resist... [caption id="attachment_17462" align="aligncenter" width="800"] For more prompts like this, check out TheFakeRedhead.com.[/caption] The only rule? 100 words, no more, no Continue Reading...

#Top10Tuesday: Best ways for writers and book lovers to ring in the New Year

I'm not a huge fan of staying up late in a drunken haze, singing "Auld Lang Syne" (who is this old man Lang with a sign, anyway?), watching a disco ball drop in Times Square and kissing strangers in the cold, so the typical North American New Year's Eve traditions don't really resonate with me. That's why I decided to make a list of the Top 10 Ways For Writers and Book Lovers to Ring in the Continue Reading...

642 Tiny Things to Write About: Part 1 of my 2015 writing resolutions

In a burst of XXXmas optimism, my husband and I decided to visit our local B&N for a browse. (Optimism, I say, because I always forget what rude scumholes start digging their way out from under their usual rocks at this time of year, invading even the normally quiet stores I favor to bump into me, you and everyone else, whilst spreading their own particular brand of madness as they search Continue Reading...

Putting the fun back in fiction

As Chuck Wendig rightly points out, there's no Blog Police that is going to swoop in and tell you that whatever you're writing about is wrong, or that you're not allowed to write about X, Y and Z. Lately I've gotten way too caught up in the marketing side of writing, which totally conflicts with the creative side of writing. The marketing side keeps whispering stupid stuff like "You have to Continue Reading...