Today we take a look at pacing, and the differences it can make to a story.
This is a bit of a ‘cheat day’ because I encourage you to write something that may not be a complete short story. Gasp!
Today’s prompt encourages you to think about stirring up some emotions in your readers.
Today’s writing prompt is all about changing perspective. Most of us have a particular POV we like to write in. Today, we try something completely different.
Today we’re going to take a deeper look at genre and the expectations readers have, based on that genre…
Quick: grab a book from your bookshelf, and look at the first page. Can you tell what kind of book it’s going to be just from the tone of that page? Does it match your expectations?
Today you’ll write a story focussing on tone: is it consistent? Is it appropriate to the story you’re telling?
With four weeks of writing under your belt, you will have learned a thing or two about your strengths as a writer. This week we use what you’ve learned and build on it.
Today’s focus: Finding Your Voice
I don’t often give you a traditional ‘story starter’ kind of prompt, but today that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m really curious to see what everyone does with this one!
Discipline and strength (mental and physical) are just as important to writers as talent and originality. But we’ll also talk about how to become an idea hamster and why Sir Isaac Newton hates you.
Plus a fairy-tale of a writing prompt!
Why not wait, and write “some day”? Spend 15 minutes with Julie Duffy, write and host of the StoryADay May challenge (storyaday.org) and find out why you should be writing NOW, not later.
Don’t Wait! Write Now!
This week’s writing assignment mines your memories of life at different stages.