Writing Ideas

How do you prepare?

I’m gearing up for a month of writing. I need to put my energy somewhere, and it’s the perfect time to finally dedicate myself to it. As such, as any good writer I am preparing. The best way I can think of is to write.

So what do you do to get your juices flowing? Do you use writing prompts, such as the one featured? Do you use short little fantasies, little whims, things maybe you could flesh out later?

Share with us your ideas!

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Pick an item from your bag, or pocket.colin-bag-7

What comes to mind when you see this item? Write a 2-minute list.

Read your list, now write for at least 10 minutes without censoring or editing. Let the words flow, see where it goes.

If you’d like to share your writing or your experience of this and other writing prompts, please do – in the comments section.

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Art Inspiration: The Sacrifices We Make

You sit in front of your laptop, day in, day out, and you search for inspiration, that final moment when you have had enough, and you need to write. This piece calls to me, as I struggle to find my voice again.

I will be updating and hopefully actively writing as we speak. My new goal for this month will be at least 1 hour a day.

Fingers Crossed!

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Forgot NaNoWriMo, and it’s already 3 days in!

Blog-Child-Support-Oh-No-261x300The month of October seemed to just disappear from me!  Today I woke up, drove to work, sat in my cube, and realized I’ve missed 3 days of my absolute first National Novel Writing Month! Hopefully the writing gods will forgive me!

So, I have now officially made an account on http://nanowrimo.org/. We shall see if this will finally jump-start my writing.  I have chosen to flesh out a novel idea that is very personal to me. Unfortunately, it really is still just an idea in my head, but I will update the Four Girls Novel page as I keep going this month.

How to Make Characters Uncomfortable

Look what I found on Read to Write Stories: How to Make Characters Uncomfortable, by Michael Noll! What an interesting idea! It’s guaranteed drama for someone to have to deal with a dislike. I always loved how it could turn really comedic. For some reason the image that is called to mind is Mr. Bean.

Hmmm… I wonder what Mr. Bean and tomorrow’s traffic will inspire for me? I see a man hating cars in my future. Stay tuned…