Sometimes I seem almost normal. But then I remember that normal people don’t write their own definitions for “scene” while sitting in a parking lot waiting for kids to come out of school. But that’s what I did this week… for fun.
I’m back in college, probably a manifestation of my mid-life unraveling. It’s been an interesting experience being one of the “old ladies” in a sea of 19 year olds, but it gives me a little bit of an edge that I didn’t have my first go-around. I’ve never had more fun in school.
It’s been a long time since I’ve attempted to come up with a writing challenge. What can I say? Life is busy, busy. This idea came upon me by accident, and I just knew it would help some writer out there who is struggling to get the creative juices flowing.
Write a story with nothing but dialogue. No exposition, no he said/she said tags… nothing but dialogue and punctuation.
If you have ever hired an editor, or taken a writing class, you’ve likely been told to show more and tell less. But what does that mean, exactly? In today’s Writing Challenge, you’ll get a little practice “showing” off.
We all know names are important. They are powerful. Your characters’ names can and should pull a reader’s memory back into the story, even years later.
So how do you pick the perfect name? Here are five tips to consider…
Readers don’t want only to see. They want to see, hear, feel, taste and smell. For example, have you ever