Questions, Curiosity, and Writing Ideas
writing ideas

Foster curiosity to generate more writing ideas.

Even though writing ideas abound all around us, we writers sometimes get stumped.

We search for topics, plot ideas, models for our characters, and interesting language. Unfortunately, our searches don’t always yield desirable results.

But by fostering curiosity, we can ensure a constant stream of inspiration. Read More

Are Paper Notebooks Better for Creative Writing and Brainstorming?

Are Paper Notebooks Better for Creative Writing and Brainstorming?

Is paper better for creativity? These days, we writers use computers, electronic tablets, and even our smart phones for most of our creative writing. But a lot of us admit... [Read more]

How to Write Good Books

How to Write Good Books

We’re all influenced by the world around us. Natalie Goldberg’s quote on reading good books is a reminder that whatever we take in will affect whatever we put... [Read more]

12 Gifts and Goodies for Writers

12 Gifts and Goodies for Writers

Check out these gifts and goodies for writers. All around the world, we have officially entered the holiday season. It’s a time for giving thanks, enjoying the company... [Read more]

Thought-Provoking Creative Writing Prompts

Thought-Provoking Creative Writing Prompts

Creative writing prompts designed to make you think! Today’s post includes prompts from my book, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! Writing is a tool we can use to... [Read more]

Journal Writing Tips: Daily Gratitudes

Journal Writing Tips: Daily Gratitudes

Be grateful and you’ll never run out of writing ideas. You might call your journal a notebook or diary. It’s the handy place where you store your thoughts, ideas,... [Read more]

Fiction Writing Exercises for Creating Characters

Fiction Writing Exercises for Creating Characters

Create characters with these fiction writing exercises. Whenever I’m working on a story idea, I spend a lot of time during the development stages making character sketches... [Read more]

Ten Grammar Rules Every Writer Should Know

Ten Grammar Rules Every Writer Should Know

Some of the most overlooked grammar rules and best writing practices. The more experience I gain as a writer, the more I’m convinced that writing is one of the most... [Read more]

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