Back in December, I posted about writing goals for the coming year. I addressed several reasons we tend to fall short on our New Year’s Resolutions, including loss of motivation, setting expectations too high, and lack of support and/or accountability. I followed up with a number of solutions, including the one below: Continue reading 2018 Writing Resolutions: January
Over the weekend, my mom and I went to see the musical Finding Neverland. If that title sounds familiar, it’s probably because there’s an Academy-award winning movie by the same name. The semi-biographical film stars Johnny Depp as J.M. Barrie, the mind behind Peter Pan. The musical, unsurprisingly, is based on the movie. Both tell the story of how Barrie was inspired by a single mother and her young boys, whose make-believe games ultimately sparked what would become one of the most beloved plays of all time.
Continue reading 4 Lessons Writers Can Learn From Finding Neverland
There’s been more attention given to this recently, especially as it relates to athletes and concussions. Still, there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to traumatic brain injury (abbreviated TBI), which often find their way into fictional writing. Continue reading Writer Research: Traumatic Brain Injury
Let’s be honest: Shakespeare’s plays aren’t always easy to translate, even though they’re technically written in Modern English. Between the inverted syntax and obsolete words, it can sometimes feel like you’re reading a different language.
Despite that (and often because of it) Shakespeare’s writings are phenomenal. He wrote beautifully about the human condition, tackling any number of subjects that are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. Really, is it any wonder that there have been so many modern adaptations of his work? From tragic romance to witty comedic intrigues, his work is timeless, filled with strong, well-developed characters we can all relate to.
Continue reading How to Outline Your Story in 5 Acts
Welcome to the upgraded version of Weekly Writing Prompt! We’ve made a couple changes, including a new forum where you can share responses/receive feedback. This forum has three sections (fiction/nonfiction/fanfiction) – there’ll be weekly prompts for each, all based on a common theme.
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Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt: All Five Senses