Category: Writing Journal

Writing Journal Y4 Day 48: Improv

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I recently joined an improv writing group. The rules are simple; everyone brings a prompt, something to start eh writing process.  You get your prompt and you write for five, ten or fifteen minutes depending on the prompt itself.  At…

Writing Journal Y4 Day 13: In My Head

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So, I haven’t written much of anything in weeks.  Yes, I said ‘weeks’.  I’m not going to make excuses about the holidays and what not all, or how I’ve been down with the flu since Christmas.  I will share where…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 364

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The Zone There’s this moment where everything comes together and just clicks.  Mind, body and soul line up like the planets in the heavens, and you just write. The pros will talk about the work involved in writing, the dedication. …

Writing Journal Y3 Day 357

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Critique Groups There comes that point in every writer’s life when they need to seek out feedback from someone who doesn’t love them.  Why?  Well, it’s simple.  The people who love us don’t want to hurt us, and telling us…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 350

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Characters What makes a good character? This is one of those areas where everyone has a different answer.  I think the most popular character in fiction is the anti-hero; someone with character deficiencies and flaws who still manages to ‘do…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 343

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Worldbuilding This is a tricky one for any writer.  You have to worldbuild so you know what you’re writing.  A lot of writers I’ve spoken with, tell me about pages and pages of stuff they’ve written that is never meant…

Writing Journal Y3 Day 336

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Dialogue If someone pulled a weapon on me and shouted, “TELL ME YOUR STRONGEST AREA OF WRITING OR I’LL CUT YOU!”, I’d probably say ‘dialogue’.  (in my head, it’s Delilah S. Dawson‘s voice asking that question.  I don’t know why.)…