Category: Exercises

Reading Over the Shoulder: A Thing I Wrote While Writing With Friends at Poor Richards

Writers are over-the-shoulder readers. If there is a writer sitting next to another writer, odds are that one or the other will look over their compatriot’s shoulder and peek. There are millions of reasons for this. First, most writers (the real ones) are readers.… Continue Reading “Reading Over the Shoulder: A Thing I Wrote While Writing With Friends at Poor Richards”

How Do You Bounce Back From Time Away?

Last Tuesday I outlined my plan to exercise my writing muscles back into shape. Now, I haven’t written much in a few months so I’m feeling like I’m doing some heavy lifting without warming up. And apparently I’m not the only one feeling like… Continue Reading “How Do You Bounce Back From Time Away?”

Deadlines and Word Counts and Themes: Oh My!

Since November a huge amount of my creative energy has gone into my theatre instead of my writing. Which makes me neither happy nor sad, it’s just how it worked out — the focus went to one area and I produced good work in… Continue Reading “Deadlines and Word Counts and Themes: Oh My!”

Giving Characters Their Arc

I’m always hesitant when it comes to a Dramatis Personae list anywhere in a book. What it means to me is this: there are too many characters to handle. It means there are too many threads to follow through to a full conclusion. It… Continue Reading “Giving Characters Their Arc”

Sketching

I was tromping through my library, knowing that I had found everything of Virginia Woolf’s that they could offer–when lo! There: a teeny-tiny book in the literary crticism section that had Woolf’s name on the spine. Immediately I grabbed it. It’s called Carlyle’s House.… Continue Reading “Sketching”

My First Wednesday Prompt

For those who are interested but don’t know the rules, here they are. And now: I thought I would share with you some of the cards I received for my birthday. Okay, so I only got a couple cards. I’ll share with you the… Continue Reading “My First Wednesday Prompt”

A Writing Marathon of My Own

Today is Pueblo’s Writing Marathon. Unfortunately, due to the timing, I won’t be able to make it. So, I’ve decided that I will do a writing marathon of my very own. Today I shall hit a couple different spots and freewrite and then share… Continue Reading “A Writing Marathon of My Own”

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