Archive | March, 2011

Daily Writers' Fix: Taste

Daily Writers’ Fix: Taste

Summer is still several months away, but can you almost taste it already? Capture the essence of the season by describing the taste of summer in your memory. Republished and modified from Nooks & Cranberries, September 2010.

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Daily Writers' Fix: Touch

Daily Writers’ Fix: Touch

The cold paint cans in her hand, the texture of the wall or appliance serving as a blank canvas–your character is doing some home improvement. What emotions does she feel as she holds a can in her hand for the first stroke? Is she covering up past memories, good or bad? Is she starting a […]

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Daily Writers' Fix: Grab Bag

Daily Writers’ Fix: Grab Bag

Create a short story or poem using all of the following words. And don’t forget to share what you come up with by leaving us a comment! Stowaway Top ten Luminescence Vital signs Too late Ephemeral Fleeting Daughter Grandma Roses Saffron Broken mirrors Smoke and mirrors Republished from Nooks & Cranberries, September 2010.

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Daily Writers' Fix: Taste

Daily Writers’ Fix: Taste

It’s all about the weather. You hear it from the meteorologist on the TV, make small talk about it, complain when it gets too hot or too cold. Weather can set the tone for your scene, too. But can you write about the weather without actually saying “It’s cold”? For today’s Daily Writers’ Fix, think […]

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Daily Writers' Fix: Touch

Daily Writers’ Fix: Touch

Tree climbing, fantasy tree houses, enchanted forests–everyone has a tree story. What’s yours? Return to your childhood and describe the feeling of bark on your hands as you climbed a tree. Or make a wildly enchanted forest seem believable by describing the feel of things your readers can relate to such as branches scraping one’s […]

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