Usually prompts are used to generate a new piece of writing -- often through a timed, free-writing exercise. For example, you set a timer for ten minutes and write whatever pops into your head using the prompt. Fiction, real-life memory, poem, country music lyrics, recipe... whatever rings your bell. In the writing group, we have... Continue Reading →
A Fortune in Writing Prompts
Fortune cookies, that is! Let me back up and start at the beginning. I recently started leading a weekly writing group after its founder passed away. She'd established a great group that meets weekly for two hours, doing ten minute free-writing activities. I was honored when asked to continue the group. I'd been taking different... Continue Reading →
Finding Time to Write
"I can't wait until I'm done with high school so I can spend more time writing," confessed several of the young writers I worked with some years ago in Ohio. They had been selected to participate in a week-long writing intensive at a state university. They were creative, avid writing nerds thrilled to have time... Continue Reading →
What better way to start a brand new blog that suggest a unique way to get that creative writing motor primed? To start it up with a blustery howl? "Pecha Kucha," a phenomenon that swept the professional world a few years ago, shook up otherwise boring PowerPoint presentations by demanding the presenter use just 20... Continue Reading →
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