[Write On Wednesday] The One Thing They’d Notice

Today’s prompt was inspired by an exercise in Donald Maass’s latest book The Emotional Craft of Fiction. You can find the whole exercise on p.22 of that book. The Prompt Write … Continue reading “[Write On Wednesday] The One Thing They’d Notice”

Write 12 Stories This Year – A Challenge From Alexis A. Hunter

I’ve always been impressed with how much fiction StoryADay friend and participant Alexis A. Hunter pushes out into the world: over 50 short stories in publications like Apex, Shimmer and Cricket. In … Continue reading “Write 12 Stories This Year – A Challenge From Alexis A. Hunter”

Make It Better – Best of The Web for Short Story Writers, Oct 2016

This month’s theme here at StoryADay is: Make It Better. Here’s some recommended reading from around the web on various aspects of making your writing life better. MAKING YOUR WRITING … Continue reading “Make It Better – Best of The Web for Short Story Writers, Oct 2016”

043 – Regretful Writing Prompt plus a review of “Apollo” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Today’s writing prompt is inspired by a story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, featured in The Best American Short Stories 2016 (http://amzn.to/2elDfUo) You can read more of my thoughts on this … Continue reading “043 – Regretful Writing Prompt plus a review of “Apollo” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

Finish Your Book In Three Drafts — An Interview With Stuart Horwitz

Finish Your Novel In Three Drafts: How To Write A Book, Revise A Book, and Complete A Book While You Still Love It Every word of that title is important, … Continue reading “Finish Your Book In Three Drafts — An Interview With Stuart Horwitz”

How To Write A StoryADay in May Without Burning Out

Writing a story a day is hard. No doubt about it. In fact, I had long been scared to commit to writing a novel, but after completing my first StoryADay … Continue reading “How To Write A StoryADay in May Without Burning Out”

It’s A Story, Not Just A List of Stuff That Happens

[South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone] revealed that although they brainstorm and develop individual funny scenes, the key to turning those scenes into an actual story is in making sure … Continue reading “It’s A Story, Not Just A List of Stuff That Happens”

[Writing Prompt] Third Person, Limited Perspective

Today, it’s back to the tried and true, a format you’re probably much more familiar with than yesterday’s Second Person. Yes, today we write in Third Person, Limited Omniscience, perspective. … Continue reading “[Writing Prompt] Third Person, Limited Perspective”