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Here is a writing exercise for developing plot. I often get stuck wondering,” What happens next?” This prompt can guide prevent that question from stalling your work. Chances are, you’ve done this before, but not with writing in mind. The Invitation Imagine that you are planning an event. It can be for someone you know or for yourself. You pick the details. Now, create an invitation to your party. Answer the following questions: Who? What? When? Where? Why? What should attendees bring? With these questions answered, you have a plot

“… you need the room. You need the door, and you need the determination to shut the door. You need a concrete goal, as well. The longer you keep to these basics, the easier the act of writing will become. Don’t wait for the muse. … Your job is to make sure the muse knows where you’re going to be every day from nine ‘til noon or seven ‘til three.”  ~Stephen King, On Writing Tell me a story about being a writer that you define as successful. What does that

I was recently asked if we (writers) can change our voice by writing in a different style. I answered by saying, “Your voice is different from your companions’ voices. If you can hear the difference, you can write the difference.” Certainly, you would use a different approach when writing a medical document than a prose poem. It follows that a writer might change voices frequently. I am told my voice is very strong and identifiable across genres, but that I have a “soft” voice, a “teacher”voice, a “mommy” voice and an

“I’m a lot of things, and scared isn’t going to be one of them.” This post is based off the writing prompt in “Truth, Lies and a Writing Prompt: The line between fiction and nonfiction.” I love seeing what people tackle, and this post is an excellent example to writing commitment. There is fear, but there is also persistence. I always tell my students to keep writing no matter what, even if they are thinking “I don’t know what to write,” they should write it down. Once you get past

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