The Write Space

Stephen King wrote his first two books squeezed up beside a washing machine, in a trailer, balancing a child’s desk and a typewriter on his lap. Octavia Butler began writing in a big pink notebook, and Neil Gaiman has a swoon-worthy gazebo. Ernest Hemmingway converted an old carriage house and J.M. Barry completed Peter Pan on…

Musical muse

Many authors swear by music to sooth the savage beast that is their muse. Some folks change their tunes based on the mood or genre of the piece. Switching things from death metal to celtic ballads can mean all the difference in how they write a scene. One member told us that while she wrote…

Writing with a disability – an open letter.

Eleven years ago I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), it’s a disease with almost as many names as it has symptoms (recently reclassified as SEID). About a year ago they added Fibromyalgia to my list and six months ago I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis and a labral tear in my right hip that…

I did it! 30k

Ahhh, feels good. My goal today was to break that 30k word count and I did it. I hit 30,402 late this afternoon and I couldn’t be happier. Ok so yes, there are 19,598 words left to write, in 11 days, but who cares. Today I broke 30k

NaNoWriMo trials and tribulations

I’m struggling, I’m not afraid to admit it. I was supposed to spend Sunday family & responsibility free to write, write, write… and I failed. I couldn’t brain a single line of text to contribute towards my story. Monday, also a fail. I wrote less then a thousand words yesterday, and none of it towards…

Day 6 update

I start today with 6589 words under my belt. That’s 3.5 parts to act one down on digital paper. Today and tomorrow I would like to write 1667 words a day, my daily target, PLUS a bonus 1746 words. That will bring me back to my target for week one, that’s only an extra 873…

Image Prompt – Ghost Girl

We’ve all been taken with the dreaded lurgi in my house hold. Thus, I haven’t actually written anything myself to go with this prompt but I still thought I’d share the picture in case it inspires others. And go check out titusboy25 on deviantart for other inspirational pictures. ———– More stories by Tracey Ambrose @…

Trello

Trello as an editorial calendar for blog planning

Metamorphosing Myth

“He stole our eye you know?”

Image Prompt: Catching snow

Catching Snow She turned the pages of the old photo album. Moments captured in time. Perfect little snippets of life preserved between the faux leather pages. Happy smiling faces, page after page after page, until the middle. She paused at the last happy memory. She could remember the snow, the way if fell, soft and…

Finding Inspiration

Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania and Melpomene. Recognise their names? They are the eight muses from Greek mythology. Unfortunately for us, they are just an awesome ancient story and will not come and sit beside you guiding your work. Finding inspiration is part of the writers craft. It’s something that may suddenly…

Character Sheet – Madra’s Chair

I’ve used the following image to inspire a very short scene, a reaction from three characters to a single object, an old chair. Madra Flemming Madra walks around the lone chair, examining it’s flaws and assets, how she can use it to full effect or replace it with something more suitable to her needs. She…