For Writers, Inspiration, prompts

Making Prompts Work for You

Last week, I talked about different types of writing prompts in the hopes that it will help anyone looking for help getting ideas for their stories to realize that there are a ton of options out there for you. This week, I wanted to dive into a few helpful tips and tricks that I’ve learned… Continue reading Making Prompts Work for You

For Writers, Inspiration, nanowrimo, prompts

A Few Types of Writing Prompts

I absolutely love writing prompts. That’s why I use them in my classroom and have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them. I have written a number of stories using prompts, but I’ve come to realize that not everyone likes them or uses them like I do. Some of my students mentioned that they really… Continue reading A Few Types of Writing Prompts

For Writers, Inspiration

Visual Inspiration

I'm a visual learner. I am the kind of person who used to be able to picture charts and images on a test from my notes. I didn't learn how to use that to my advantage until well into my college career, though. Now, I use visuals to get inspiration whenever I need a story… Continue reading Visual Inspiration

For Writers, Inspiration, Other

The “why” behind your “what”

At the beginning of the school year, we got a talk from our area superintendent and he asked us all: What is the "why" behind your "what"? This was a really introspective question for me, and not only in the way that I look at my teaching career or lesson plans, but in the way… Continue reading The “why” behind your “what”

For Writers, Inspiration, Other, Writing Process

Creating Tension

A few days ago, I posted a question on Instagram about how other authors add tension to their stories. Most of the responses that I got went something like this: -Identify what you character wants -Then, use what your character needs as an obstacle to keep him/her from that want Sounds simple enough, right? In… Continue reading Creating Tension

Feedback, For Writers, Inspiration, nanowrimo, Writing Process

Time to marinate

I was looking at the new NaNoWriMo website that they are trying to launch and I ran across my old NaNo projects. The first year that I participated was way back in 2011! That's almost 8 years ago! And you know what else I saw? The novel that I had tried to write (and failed… Continue reading Time to marinate