Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #9

If you need to re-read your story to remember exactly what has happened, don’t re-read more than three to five pages. Instead, try to write descriptive headings for your chapters or section breaks (you can make them clever later). Read the headings and don’t get sucked into your own story or the desire to edit… Continue reading Quick Tip #9

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Story Prompt #14

Sometimes at night, you like to sit in the gazebo in the center of town. Tonight, for the first time, someone joins you as the clock strikes midnight.   Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts page have a chance to be published on my site with a link to your page. Have… Continue reading Story Prompt #14

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Dialogue #7

“Do you ever just look up at the stars and wish they could tell you all about the universe? “No.” “Why not?” “Stars never shut up once you get them started, trust me.”   Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts page have a chance to be published on my site with a… Continue reading Dialogue #7

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Story Prompt #12

While driving home during a snowstorm, you slide into the ditch. You have no cell service. A car slides into the ditch next to you. The person steps out into the snow and you gasp.   Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts page have a chance to be published on my site… Continue reading Story Prompt #12

Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #6

If you’re suffering from writer’s block, try this tactic. Take a break for a few days (3-5) from your specific story. Each day write for 10-30 minutes about anything but be descriptive. No distractions, no phones, nothing but you and your keyboard or journal. Write about the way the light is coming through the window,… Continue reading Quick Tip #6

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Story Prompt #11

While you helped your grandpa clean out his attic, you discover an ornate dagger. Before you get a chance to ask him about it, it begins to glow. A man appears and tells you he’s been waiting for the worthy one to touch the dagger.   Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts… Continue reading Story Prompt #11