*Throughout this post, I’ll be using “inspiration” to refer to both idea generation and teaching something about writing/storytelling. There’s a lot out there about finding writing inspiration from things like music, Pinterest, TV/movies, and books. I’ve mentioned them before and probably will again. Each of these helps you in different ways, I think. Music provides … Continue reading Inspiration Across Media
Small update for anyone who’s interested: My April Limited Internet Challenge was amazing! I felt more energetic and had a lot more time to make good use of all that energy. I even finished a draft of a manuscript that I’m going to spend the foreseeable future revising. I highly recommend cutting back on the … Continue reading Using a Spreadsheet for Revision
Do you ever have moments—or whole days or weeks—when you wished you spent less time on the internet? I feel like that more often than I’d like to admit. Not only is the internet, social media apps in particular, taking up time, but it’s also affecting my ability to focus. A video from the YouTuber … Continue reading Limited Internet Challenge
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.