how to use writing prompts the right way

Stop Wasting Your Time With Writing Prompts (and Start Using Them The Right Way)

Writing prompts. Those little snips of inspiration, be they characters, dialogue exchanges, setting or situations that are meant to spur...

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How A Sacred Work Space Will Help You Write Better and Live Better

Where do you write? I write all over the place–in bed, in the living room, at the dinner table, on...

Kishōtenketsu

Kishōtenketsu: The Four Act Narrative (or Plot Without Conflict)

Think about narrative structures… We’ve got Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. We’ve got Vladimir Propp’s Morphology of the Folk Tale We’ve...

writer's exercises

Be A Stronger Writer! Gym Workouts for Writers

We writers are a special breed. We place unique demands on our brains and bodies and yet there is so...

rituals for writing

Having Trouble Writing? Try Writing Rituals!

You want to write. But… You can’t make the writing time you’ve chosen work. You’re too distracted. You’re not sure...

fixing bad writing

10 Reasons Why your Writing Sucks and What You Can Do To Make It Not

“My writing sucks!” You’ve said it. I’ve said it. Most writers have said it, even the good ones. Sometimes this...

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When to Call Yourself A Writer

Do you call yourself a writer? Do you feel comfortable calling yourself a writer? When can you call yourself a...

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