How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight Don’t always rush to delete the outtakes. Stop for a moment and see if they can inspire your writing in any way. Tuesday: Smell Each place has its own smell, that aroma that’s carried along by the breeze or suspended in a stuffy space. Even the apparent [...]
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What are the things on your to-do list that you keep telling yourself you’ll get around to sooner or later? I’m not talking about writing deep-cleaning the house or getting the piano tuned. I’m talking about things related to your writing career that don’t exactly have to do with the act of writing itself. They’re [...]
How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight What’s at the end of the road? Tuesday: Smell How does the season further set the stage for the action happening in your story? Wednesday: Sound How far will your character travel? Thursday: Touch Capture a sense of springtime through one of the lesser-likely senses, touch. Friday: [...]
Hi friends, I hope this morning equals sunny skies and a warm pot of coffee for you. Or, if it doesn’t, that at least you can savor the coziness of cuddling up with a sweatshirt at your desk with a hot cup of tea while listening to the rain pound on your windows. This week’s [...]
How does vacation–or any type of travel for that matter–impact your writing life? Chances are, if you’re like me, that it can be a challenge to maintain any sort of routine. And to be honest sometimes it’s good to take a break from that routine–if you’re confident you’ll be able to to pick it back [...]
Did you enjoy the Daily Writer’s Fix from a few weeks ago when we encouraged you to go digging in your beloved writing books? We’re doing it again this week! Do you ever read through books about writing and dog-ear the pages with writing exercises, telling yourself you’ll go back to them soon and actually [...]
How to use Daily Writers’ Fix Monday: Sight If photography is painting with light, then writing is painting with words. Write a long paragraph today–about anything–being as descriptive as possible. Tuesday: Smell Take your character on a boat ride. While you’re at it, feel the breeze on your skin, listen to the sounds of [...]
Writers are often procrastinators–not always on a macro level, but certainly on a micro one. What I mean is this: When we sit down to write, we often stare at the blank screen, wondering where to begin. I would like to challenge you this week to revisit stalled projects for at least 15 minutes a [...]
If you’re anything like me, you read books about writing and think to yourself while writing the exercises, that’s a good one–I should do it. But the problem is, we turn the page to read the next chapter and then forget about the exercise that promised to yield some fantastic prose. Well, this is the [...]
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