Write a story with the following line: “Are you sure?” he asked. But she was already in the wind.
Every writer has strengths and weaknesses. For example, I tend to skimp on descriptions, but I write decent dialogue. For a while, I didn’t realize it was decent; I just knew I enjoyed writing it. But when I started to show my writing to people, they would comment on my dialogue: smiley faces, or “good … Continue reading An Introvert’s Guide to Dialogue
I work better with a deadline. A lot of people do. And it’s always been sort of built into my life in school. But when you’re doing something for yourself, something that doesn’t have a built-in deadline, then you have to make your own. So, I’ll choose a date and put it in my calendar … Continue reading Deadlines and Accountability: My NaNo Announcement
Write a story with the following line of dialogue: “Do you think they saw?”
Here’s some more Preptober advice from my CP, Shelby.
Happy Preptober, Writers! I hope you’re off to a fantastic start, and if not, here are some tips and resources to get your creative energy flowing before NaNo descends like millennials on avocado toast.
- World Building Worksheet – This questionnaire won’t disappoint. Don’t feel pressured to fill out every line. I put N/A on many questions, and then expanded and filled pages on others. It’s a tool to guide you and have fun with, so don’t get stuck in the details.
- Fresh notebook – Few things are as exciting as the prospect of a fresh notebook. My mom gifted me with the pictured journal a while ago, and I’ve been saving it for a special project. That project is here, the time is now, and I’m nervous and giddy to scribble ideas on the pristine pages.
- Pinterest: Go on an inspiration binge! I’m having a blast setting up a mood…
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