What’s better than good music? Good music for a good cause! Boyce Avenue has done the amazing deed of recording an awesome song, with 100% of all proceeds going towards charity. Pencils of Promise is a charity that gives underprivileged children the opportunity to education. Mark your calendars the drop of the single on 29 … Continue reading
Have you ever given a character your favourite hobby?
Have you ever broken your character’s heart?
Have you ever designed a weapon for your story?
Have you ever made a supporting character a hero?
Have you ever let your antagonist have fun?
Have you ever found the perfect song for a scene?
Have you ever typed in white font?
Have you ever written a scene without dialogue?
Have you ever created a monster?
Have you ever made your protagonist a coward?
Have you ever imagined what your main character has for breakfast?
Have you ever written on public transport?
Originally posted on paulgapper:
Apparently, at the microscopic level it is possible to see that print rests on top of the page. Similarly, I can read a whole chapter without ever quite getting absorbed by it. But this is what I hope for: the point when it becomes immaterial whether I am reading a book…
Have you ever used your hometown as a setting?
Have you ever burned down a character’s home?
Happy Post-Halloween, everyone! The witches and pumpkins have flown off and now a bigger scare lands on our doorstep. It starts with N and rhymes with ‘spew out 50-asfhjksvdsdwords’. Which means it’s time to spice things up around here. Every day of November I’m going to pose a question to you writers. Just for fun. … Continue reading
1 They asked her which planet she wanted to live on next. 2 Selfish. 3 “Did you hear what they’re saying about the old post office?” 4 It was the last thing he wanted to see. 5 One of your characters is handmaking a gift for another character. What are they making, why and do … Continue reading
Originally posted on Melora Johnson's Muse:
Here it is folks – a calendar of quotes and inspiration with your daily word count goals for NaNoWriMo. We’ve still got a month and a half so start day dreaming about what you want to write now! I’m going to attach the calendar full size but you…
I hate to admit it but I really do judge a book by its cover. I’ll still read any book, but it’s always the good looking ones that catch my eye first. And quite often, I get jealous because I wish my books could have covers like these… so I get into a bit of … Continue reading
Originally posted on Professional Writer: Zack Palm:
Originally I wanted to share about how to discover inspiration. Before doing so I misunderstood what exactly inspiration is. It’s everywhere. You could get it from a spoon hanging at a certain direction. From the way your fingers sound as they type away at the keyboard. Running water…
1 “What’s your favourite kind of fish?” 2 I closed the door and faced the empty room. 3 Kings and queens. 4 Write about how your character would spend a family day with his/her parents. 5 It was my first day at work and I found… 6
Originally posted on Editing Addict, LLC:
[found on dailywritingtips.com by Mark Nichol] “Doing research to strengthen a current story or article, or to get ideas for a new one? You can google all you want and hope for a productive return, but to engage in a focused search, try one of these mediated experiences instead: 1. Infoplease…
You know, I always thought I would be hard to psychoanalyse. Like I’m a perfectly normal person, just with something a little… off. Too unruffled, too lazy, too unconventional, too boring, too curious, too sentimental. Like I’m everything at once and nothing particular at the same time. But somehow, I’m always nodding my head to … Continue reading
Originally posted on Persephone Writes:
Neil Gaiman‘s 2012 commencement address at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia is a moving testament to the beauty of following your creative vocation, no matter where it takes you. Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and be prepared to be inspired. http://vimeo.com/uartsphilly/neil-gaiman-addresses-the-university-of-the-arts-class-of-2012
1 The silence. 2 She caught the ball and raised an eyebrow at him. “Turn it over,” he grinned. 3 I should’ve apologised. 4 Write about the way your characters swear. 5
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1 I almost did it. 2 He ran to the edge. The bottomless darkness smiled up at him. 3 Plastic. 4 It sounded less like a siren, more like a hopeless infant wailing through the night. 5 Create a new animal/beast for your fictional world. What does it eat? What scares it off? How big … Continue reading
Originally posted on Writers Write:
by Mark Nichol from Daily Writing Tips 1. Baddie: a bad person, especially a villain or a villain’s underling in a novel, a film, or a television program (usually lighthearted) 2. Beast: a reprehensible person, especially one with coarse, violent habits 3. Black sheep: an amoral, dishonorable person 3. Blackguard: a reprehensible person 4. Brute: a…
1 The old woman’s skinny legs dashed her around the corner before her walking stick even hit the sidewalk. 2 Restless warrior. Brownie points for guessing which song I’m listening to right now ;) 3 “She said this would be fun.” “And?” 4 I’ve never had a pillow fight before. 5 I asked her what … Continue reading
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