Exercises

Exercise: Alphabet Sentences

Part of writing is figuring out how to string sentences together. It sounds super easy, any seasoned writer can tell you there are times where figuring out how to start the next sentence is a monumental task. That’s exactly the aim of today’s exercise: giving you some practice with difficult to start sentences. As an… Continue reading Exercise: Alphabet Sentences

General, writing

Daily Writing Habits

One of the most common pieces of advice thrown around for writers is to write daily. There’s no arguing that even just a hundred words a day will add up at the end of the year (you’d have just over thirty-six thousand to be exact). The key to that however, is in not missing a… Continue reading Daily Writing Habits

editing, writing

Project Roadmap: Rosekeeper

I tend to switch my projects around fairly frequently, usually from month-to-month. It’s worked out well for me for years. Until recently however, I haven’t been doing much more than choosing a monthly project to work on and sort of diving in wherever felt best. The results of that have been mixed. Sometimes it works… Continue reading Project Roadmap: Rosekeeper

Stories, writing

Short Story: The Frog and the Book

“Let’s just start from the top,” Sadie advised. “What happened this morning?” “I went to the park because I got a new book and was reading it and then my neighbor Frank helped with my tablet and—” “Slow down,” Sadie cautioned and held up a hand. The overexcited teen in front of her inhaled, holding… Continue reading Short Story: The Frog and the Book

Exercises

Exercise: Rhyme Time

As writers, part of what we do makes mundane moments come to life. There’s any number of ways we do this—through lyrical prose, imaginative comparison and even through the length and variation of our sentences. Strengthening those three components isn’t always easy though, which is why you might want to consider stepping outside of your… Continue reading Exercise: Rhyme Time