[Cross-posted on my IJ ♥]
So I want to start writing more often. Period. Naturally, when I was thinking about it, I went back to how awesome January was for writing (even just for practice!), and I’ll probably do something like that again (meaning a blurb every other day). What I need from you guys is some support (which I feel like I always have anyway! ♥), and some prompts.
Now, they don’t have to be RP-related, or themed in any way. They can be totally random, from AUs to non-canon things to completely original and wacky (MEGA-COLON, THE GIANT PUNCTUATION MARK!). I don’t care. And obviously I won’t get to all of them (or maybe I will?), but it’d be really nice to have a list going. SO.
Prompt away! (Comment, send me an Ask, etc.)
When I teach a beginning class, it is good. I have to come back to beginner’s mind, the first way I thought and felt about writing. In a sense, that beginner’s mind is what we must come back to every time we sit down and write. There is no security, no assurance that because we wrote something good two months ago, we will do it again. Actually, every time we begin, we wonder how we ever did it before. Each time is a new journey with no maps.
spending 300 hours developing characters that arent even main characters
liking them more than your main characters
Are you sitting down? You better be. Because I am about to knock your socks off.
After months of putting it off, I, QQ, overlord and master of Query Quagmire, am hosting another educational, instructive, and—above all!—entertaining game. This game will function a lot like our last two rounds of
Plugging this again. QQ is an awesome blog for those looking to get into the publishing/writing industries, and she gives very honest, helpful feedback. But if you’re an aspiring writer (especially of fiction), you should participate in this.
I’ve missed the Elevator Pitch games in the past because my novel isn’t finished, and I don’t feel a pitch could be truly representative if I don’t know the whole of the story, but the First Lines game is definitely something I can get into!
So if you’re writing a book, send a couple lines her way and see what happens. You might be surprised.
(And, as always,
a shameless plug! you can follow my writing over at The Notebook. Thanks, all!)
it has been a horrible night but you know what?
I’ma get shit done anyway. So there. Now excuse me while I bust out my notebook and start plotting for this damned novel.