I never seem to remember just how crazy the end of the year is until it’s here. But I’m back! Over the break, I started compiling a writing journal. It’s not a journal where I free write or jot down ideas—though I do have one of those. Instead, it’s a place for me to keep … Continue reading Writing Journal
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?”