Writing Prompt, No. 1

I use this photo when I write about the importance of concrete, specific details in writing. Whether we write fiction, nonfiction or both, the more tangible the...

Writing Exercise, or Journalism

From the 3:00 AM Epiphany (More exercises here.) Journalism. Write part of a story in the form of journal entries. Everything that happens in the story will mos...

On Proper Word Choice

Learning to write is learning to make a series of choices. Which point of view, tense, genre and other decisions are ones we must make as we write fiction and n...

Writing Practice as Play

Why is writing so serious? Put another way, why is it so hard for writers to play when we write? Janet Burroway, in her excellent, highly recommended, oft-assig...