Tag: prompts

  • Facing the Kickstarter Fears: Take a Risk

    Guest post by Deb Lund Most of you know me as the author of rollicking rhyming romps like my dinobooks, Dinosoaring, and Monsters on Machines, but preparing for a retreat with Darcy forced me to finally complete a first draft of an upper middle-grade historical fantasy. But kidlit isn’t where my writing started. My writing […]

  • Explore Your Characters: Be Surprised

    You know you should try writing your story in first v. third point of view, but for some reason, you put it off. Why? Because you’ve gotten a first draft of a scene or chapter and you just want to keep going. It’s exactly the feeling that elementary school children have: “Why do I have […]

  • Found Object Stories: Think Like a Writer

    Here’s another creative writing prompt for your 750 words, a challenge to write 750 words each day to better Think Like a Writer. Read more here. Some visual artists like to use Found Objects to make Found Art. It’s an idea that works for writers today. As you walk through your day, notice things: bits […]

  • Scenes: Think Like a Writer

    Here’s another creative writing prompt for your 750 words, a challenge to write 750 words each day to better Think Like a Writer. Read more here. To think like a writer, you must learn to write in scenes as one of the basic creative writing prompts. A scene is a set of contained actions and […]

  • Frosty’s Top 6 Writing Tips