Exercise: Just Kidding!

Comedy requires a lot of skill to write effectively. Pacing can affect your delivery and sometimes the tone of a piece can derail the best punchlines. Pacing and tone can also  make a joke land perfectly with the audience.  As an exercise: Find a joke or two (you can find a couple below). Now, write… Continue reading Exercise: Just Kidding!


Exercise: Create a Zodiac

People have spent millennia trying to understand what causes different personality traits. Everything from the timing of a birth, the number of letters in a name, birth order and blood type have been used. Whether or not you believe any of these, they can still be a lot of fun and a good way to… Continue reading Exercise: Create a Zodiac


Exercise: When I Grow Up

Every little kid has dreams of what they want to be when they grow up. Your characters are no different.   As an exercise: Make a list of your characters and write down what they wanted to be when they were small. Also write down what they actually become and how that compares to their childhood… Continue reading Exercise: When I Grow Up


NaNoWriMo ’22 Update

We’re approaching the halfway mark on NaNo which is a good time to check in and see how things are going. If you’re falling behind, try not to stress! Instead, remind yourself that NaNo is a challenge for many different reasons and it doesn’t suit everyone’s process or every story. You’re making progress and that… Continue reading NaNoWriMo ’22 Update