People say to write about what you know. I’m here to tell you, no one wants to read that, ‘cause you don’t know anything. So write about something you don’t know. And don’t be scared, ever. Toni Morrison (http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/story/2012-05-07/toni-morrison-home-books/54814002/1)

People say to write about what you know. I’m here to tell you, no one wants to read that, ‘cause you don’t know anything. So write about something you don’t know. And don’t be scared, ever. Toni Morrison (http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/story/2012-05-07/toni-morrison-home-books/54814002/1)

Write what you want to write.

Of course, this post isn’t about something that simple. I want you to come up with your own writing prompt. And then do it. Feel free to share it with me or anyone else, but the point of it is to… Read moreWrite what you want to write.

Write what you want to write.

Of course, this post isn’t about something that simple. I want you to come up with your own writing prompt. And then do it. Feel free to share it with me or anyone else, but the point of it is to… Read moreWrite what you want to write.

Plays

Another type of writing that tends to get left in the dust in writing blogs is plays. Before you freak out… Plays don’t have to be long. In fact, there’s a genre of plays specifically called “ten-minute plays,” and they… Read morePlays

Plays

Another type of writing that tends to get left in the dust in writing blogs is plays. Before you freak out… Plays don’t have to be long. In fact, there’s a genre of plays specifically called “ten-minute plays,” and they… Read morePlays

Ballads

I’m not going to lie: I love ballads. A lot. Ballads are actually a lot of fun to write if you’re willing to spend the time on them. It is a lot of work, but mine usually turn out pretty… Read moreBallads

Ballads

I’m not going to lie: I love ballads. A lot. Ballads are actually a lot of fun to write if you’re willing to spend the time on them. It is a lot of work, but mine usually turn out pretty… Read moreBallads

Songs

One type of poetry that tends to get overlooked in blogs like mine is that of song. Sure, ballads are musical, but writing a poem with the intention of it being a song is very different from writing a regular poem. For… Read moreSongs

Songs

One type of poetry that tends to get overlooked in blogs like mine is that of song. Sure, ballads are musical, but writing a poem with the intention of it being a song is very different from writing a regular poem. For… Read moreSongs

Revision

The key to a good piece of work is revision. I’m not talking about changing a few words here and there. I’m talking about practically re-writing the whole thing. Now, you’re probably thinking, “Whoa! Hold your horses! Shouldn’t I be… Read moreRevision

Revision

The key to a good piece of work is revision. I’m not talking about changing a few words here and there. I’m talking about practically re-writing the whole thing. Now, you’re probably thinking, “Whoa! Hold your horses! Shouldn’t I be… Read moreRevision

Setting

Come up with a story by coming up with the setting first. Let the characters follow. But make them be out of their element. Is your character a timid girl who wants to be a librarian? Find a reason for… Read moreSetting

Setting

Come up with a story by coming up with the setting first. Let the characters follow. But make them be out of their element. Is your character a timid girl who wants to be a librarian? Find a reason for… Read moreSetting

Character-Building

Build a character from scratch. Basic details of who are they? (Age, name, hometown, gender) What do they want most? Why? Who or what is standing in their way? What do they want? Why don’t they want this character to… Read moreCharacter-Building

Character-Building

Build a character from scratch. Basic details of who are they? (Age, name, hometown, gender) What do they want most? Why? Who or what is standing in their way? What do they want? Why don’t they want this character to… Read moreCharacter-Building

Metaphors/Simile

Take a metaphor or simile. Now take it literally. Write a little something with your new idea about the metaphor/simile. Here’s one from last fall I did: “White as a Ghost” (Draft #3) We meet at last,after days and daysof silent… Read moreMetaphors/Simile

Metaphors/Simile

Take a metaphor or simile. Now take it literally. Write a little something with your new idea about the metaphor/simile. Here’s one from last fall I did: “White as a Ghost” (Draft #3) We meet at last,after days and daysof silent… Read moreMetaphors/Simile

Do this prompt.

Do this prompt.

Do this prompt.

Do this prompt.