Daily Writing Prompt #13

Daily Writing Prompt #13

You're cleaning out your grandmother's garage after she dies when you come across an old tape recorder with a cassette inside. You plug in the machine and are surprised that it works, but you're astounded to hear your grandmother talking to your grandfather about the...

Write Faster, Die Happier — Quick Writing Tip

Write Faster, Die Happier — Quick Writing Tip

One of the insights that NaNoWriMo has imparted to the writing community is that it’s possible to write fast. I mean, if you’d have told me a few years ago that I could write a novel — even “just” a first draft — in a month, I would have clutched tight to my wallet....

Eat Your Writing Frogs First — Quick Writing Tip

Eat Your Writing Frogs First — Quick Writing Tip

“If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first.” — Mark Twain  (via BrainyQuotes.com) Veggies-cum-Frogs I wish I had been familiar with this quote when I was...

Set a Writing Goal EVERY Day — Quick Writing Tip

Set a Writing Goal EVERY Day — Quick Writing Tip

When I was a junior in high school, our student body president was a preppy, cocky senior who was annoyingly sure of himself. I was not a fan of his style in general. At our fall academic honors banquet, this student was the keynote speaker, and most of his talk is a...