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Writing in Short Form: the Power of Flash Nonfiction by Christi Craig

For today’s Wednesday Writing Prompt, I’m delighted to welcome Milwaukee-area writer Christi Craig. We met for coffee recently, and we talked about a passion of hers, flash nonfiction. She’s here to tell us more about the genre and challenge us … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Talk to the Animals

My children like to verbalize our dogs’ thoughts. As we ride in the car, they each give voice to one of the dogs, carrying on long conversations. Try it: Imagine what the animals in your novel have to say to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Idea Hunt

I keep a journal filled with ideas for my blog and novel writing. Usually I jot down ideas as they hit me throughout the week—sometimes in the journal, often on the notes app on my mobile phone. Once in awhile, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Connect the dots to conquer creative blocks by Jocelyn Koehler

When I first read Jocelyn Koehler’s post, I was hopelessly behind the recommended word count and had been staring at my NaNoWriMo project on my computer screen for an hour, trying to figure out what to write next. After reading … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Extreme Writing by Stephanie Kilen

Whether you are a professional writer or a NaNoWriMo newbie, at some point writing begins to feel like a day job. You know what I mean, you’re showing up and turning in the words, but the work does not challenge … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Pray Rain Journal by Rochelle Melander

Early in August, Martha Beck wrote a column about getting rid of stuff. Since I’d been madly tearing through my house, dumping books and old clothes into bags, and tossing them in the car for delivery to Goodwill, I paid … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Revising Judgment

See those spent dandelions? That’s my front yard. Every day I return home from the gym and wonder when someone will mow down those darn things. Then I remembered how my children used to delight in dandelions. At first,  they … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Your Fantasy Job

When I write fiction, I tend to give characters the jobs that I’d like to have. As an author, I often think about working as a professor, librarian or bookseller. But lately, I’ve been thinking it would be fun to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Ideal Bookshelf

Last week, I happened upon artist Jane Mount’s Ideal Bookshelf series of paintings and fell in love! I lusted after this print of middle grade books that had already sold out and purchased another bookshelf of childhood favorites for now. … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo: Write a Letter!

Need Inspiration? Stop by and you could win a book! Today, I will be a guest on Debra Eckerling’s blog show Write On! Online on Blog Talk Radio (1:00 PM Pacific; 4:00 PM EST). If you need some inspiration or … Continue reading

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