Where do you find your inspiration to write?

Inspiration, comes, unexpectedly! My current life focus is finding my muse in everyday life. Writer’s block is crushing. Coming up with ideas for story writing can sometimes feel impossible, like everything that was ever worth saying, has been said, ad nauseam. The creative vanishes from your creative writing and you end up staring at an endlessly pulsing…

Character Creation – Personality Traits

Great characters are not black and white, like real people, they are full of colour, full of twists and turns, failings and saving graces. Great characters are what writing stories is all about. If we can’t fall in love with the main character of a story we read, despise or fear the antagonist or swoon over…

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…

Prompt 22

And a leading line from a classic sci-fi novel from one of the greats: Groc me in fullness (bonus points if you can tell me the name of the book and the author)

Prompt 21

Discombobulate

Prompt 19

Via some means (radio, iPod, CD, Pandora etc), flick to the first song that comes to hand and write about either the song or pick the first lyrics you here

Prompt 18

(this prompt comes curtesy of my 4 year old, and endless source of writing ideas) Superhero Lemon Yellow Girl

Prompt 17

Honorificabilitudinitatibus or ‘the state of being able to achieve honours’

Prompt 16

Tell me a childhood dream

Prompt 15

Write about a tomato

Prompt 14 – Devils advocate.

My husband is a great one for playing devil’s advocate. He revels in a good discussion topic just for the joy of the discussion itself and not because he feels passionately about either side of the issue necessarily. These discussions can be very provocative and can lead to some interesting moments of tension. Creating tension…