*Throughout this post, I’ll be using “inspiration” to refer to both idea generation and teaching something about writing/storytelling. There’s a lot out there about finding writing inspiration from things like music, Pinterest, TV/movies, and books. I’ve mentioned them before and probably will again. Each of these helps you in different ways, I think. Music provides … Continue reading Inspiration Across Media
I never seem to remember just how crazy the end of the year is until it’s here. But I’m back! Over the break, I started compiling a writing journal. It’s not a journal where I free write or jot down ideas—though I do have one of those. Instead, it’s a place for me to keep … Continue reading Writing Journal
Write a story with the following line: “Are you sure?” he asked. But she was already in the wind.
Every writer has strengths and weaknesses. For example, I tend to skimp on descriptions, but I write decent dialogue. For a while, I didn’t realize it was decent; I just knew I enjoyed writing it. But when I started to show my writing to people, they would comment on my dialogue: smiley faces, or “good … Continue reading An Introvert’s Guide to Dialogue
Write a story with the following line of dialogue: “Do you think they saw?”