When we think about writing ideas, what usually comes to mind are characters, plots, scenes, language, and images.
Ideas almost always have to do with concepts and matters of the mind, but what about the physical act of writing?
Most of us write at our computers, and many of us still use good old-fashioned pen and paper. Read More
What-If Writing Prompts. Some of the best poems and stories ask the age old question, “What if…?” The phrase “what if?” is a writing prompt in... [Read more]
Ideas for writing a story It always seem like there are too many writing ideas or not enough. When you don’t have time to write, ideas come hurtling out of nowhere.... [Read more]
What is narrative writing? Wikipedia defines narrative as “any report of connected events, actual or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or... [Read more]
Denotation and connotation for poets. Most people go through life using language haphazardly. That’s how we get words like irregardless, which has the exact same meaning... [Read more]
Have a little fun with language. Charles Dickens invented the word boredom. Sylvia Path coined the term dreamscape. William Shakespeare gave us bandit, swagger, and gossip,... [Read more]
Guidelines vs. grammar rules. In grammar, there are rules and then there are guidelines. Rules may sometimes be broken, but usually breaking the rules of grammar leads to... [Read more]
How to write faster. Writing fast is the latest rage, especially among indie authors. Whether I’m reading blog posts or listening to podcasts, there’s an overwhelming... [Read more]Get more creative writing tips and ideas for better writing...