WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – Thursday, April 5th (Morning and Afternoon): The Twenty-Four-Hour Story

Personally, I was so excited for this challenge. I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids under five years old. I have practically no time for writing. Getting to write for a whole twenty-four hours seemed like a dream come true. Honestly, I still feel like that. I wish I could write all the time--all day--every … Continue reading WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – Thursday, April 5th (Morning and Afternoon): The Twenty-Four-Hour Story

WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – Wednesday, April 4th (Afternoon): Twenty-Four-Hour Story Preparation

Aw, the infamous twenty-four-hour story. How I love and hate thee. To my surprise, Dave and Tim introduced the twenty-four-hour story the day after our arrival. After a discussion on Hubbard’s “Search for Research” and where to find story ideas, Tim passed out the objects. The Object Luck must have had her eye on me … Continue reading WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – Wednesday, April 4th (Afternoon): Twenty-Four-Hour Story Preparation

WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – April 4th, Wednesday (Afternoon): A Discussion on Research

Dave and Tim opened the afternoon with a discussion on research. We'd read "Search for Research" for homework the night before (because grown adults would never neglect homework assignments) so we started with an exercise, and then Tim and Dave described their own personal research routines. I enjoyed "Search of Research" because I'm a pretty … Continue reading WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – April 4th, Wednesday (Afternoon): A Discussion on Research

WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – Wednesday, April 4th (Morning): Suspense

Disclaimer:  As much as I want to recount the workshop in minute detail, I don’t have the time or the memory to do so. But, for the sake of my fellow writers, I’ll hash out the high points and my notes from the lectures. To organize my notes and thoughts, I’ll go through the week … Continue reading WOTF Writer’s Workshop 2018 – Wednesday, April 4th (Morning): Suspense

Time Management Suggestions

Pinpoint Underlying Issues. If you've always wanted to write and aren't doing it, invest some thought in figuring out the source of your writer's block. Is it a fear of failure, a longstanding tendency to procrastinate, or something as simple as a lack of writing space? If it's not immediately obvious what the block is, spend some … Continue reading Time Management Suggestions

Character Outlines

If you're having a hard time figuring out the voice of your character and fleshing out his or her personality, try outline brainstorming. Complete the following information, but write it as if you are that character.   Immediate Family (complete for each character):  What are the names, ages, and birthdays of your family members? Are … Continue reading Character Outlines

Points of View

Taken from http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/crafttechnique/a/pointofview.htm Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told. We may choose to tell our story in first person, using "I" or "we"; third person ("he," "she," "it"), which can be limited or omniscient; or second person, "you," the least common point of view. As a writer, you must think strategically to choose … Continue reading Points of View

Tending My Craft: A List of Resources that Root My Writing

Many who know me know that I love talking and writing about writing just about as much as I enjoy writing my stories (sometimes more). I love to critique and I love to discuss critiques and provide resources that I've found valuable that I hope will give support and direction to other writers. So, here … Continue reading Tending My Craft: A List of Resources that Root My Writing