Brainstorming Session

My fingers hover over the keys. What should I write about? The weather? What I ate for lunch? The conversation I had with someone at the gym last week? All plausible, but not necessarily always riveting. If a picture or quote doesn't inspire you, what should you write about when you want to practice your… Continue reading Brainstorming Session

Are You Still Doing That Writing Thing?

#TENThingsNOTtosaytoaWRITER “Can you make this sentence *pop* more?” #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter — USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 28, 2015 I've heard it before. From more than one person. I know I will hear a few of these again, but still stand by my words. I don't have a choice. It's my obsession. I hope you do too… Continue reading Are You Still Doing That Writing Thing?

Writing Process

Questions for a writer: Do you know who your characters are and how they will interact with others within the context of your tale? Can you see where your story is going? Do you know how your story is going to end? Do you have an estimate for how long your story will be? When… Continue reading Writing Process

Wordle Inspiration

Struggling with what to write about? Been there; done that. Not so fast though. You know, when I think about it, I have written about an awful lot of different topics. While Poetry was far and away the biggest topic that I have written about in my other blog, Children, Short Stories and Africa were… Continue reading Wordle Inspiration

Inspiration Sources

As a writer, where do you get your inspiration from? Are you a list maker that writes down ideas as they come to you? Do you start with a thought/word and create cloud bursts of ideas to run with on future topics? Have you tried scanning the newspaper or other news headlines for current topics… Continue reading Inspiration Sources