Exercises, writing

Exercise: Creating Heroes

Pre-pandemic when thinking of heroes it wasn’t unusual to think of doctors, nurses, first responders and military personnel as heroes. If anything, Covid made us aware of the fact that there are more heroes around us than we can ever count. Heroes very genuinely can be found in every facet of life. That brings up… Continue reading Exercise: Creating Heroes

Exercises

Point of View Exercises

Point of View is one of those tools that every writer has. It’s also one that can be a little tricky to master.  Speaking to the definition only, point of view is the view from which the story is told. That is, it is the narrator’s view of the story and what’s happening. Typically, there’s… Continue reading Point of View Exercises

General, writing

On Obstacles

Every so often, things simply go wrong. It’s a fact of life. No matter how well prepared you are, sometimes things don’t go the way they were supposed to. The best laid plans of mice and men and all that. To illustrate and get into the idea behind the post, allow me to explain.  Last… Continue reading On Obstacles

Exercises, Prompts

Long Prompt No. 40

You live in a world where words appear on your skin right before important meetings in your life. One before you meet your soulmate, one before you meet your enemy and one for when you meet the most influential person on your life. Yours have just appeared and they all say the same thing.

Stories, writing

Short Story: Choices

For the third or fourth time in the last half hour, Illumae reached out to tug on Rizia’s sleeve. Rizia only turned her head slightly to look at the motions Illumae used to ask a question. ‘What if none of them like me?’ Rizia smiled. “At least one of them will like you well enough… Continue reading Short Story: Choices