No Wasted Ink Writer’s Links — firefly465

Originally posted on No Wasted Ink: Welcome back to another Monday of writer’s links here on No Wasted Ink. This week are mainly articles about book blurbs, blogging, and character descriptions. There is a little bit about the fate of reading in the modern era to tickle your fancy. I hope you enjoy them! Writing…

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Portraits Poetry Series #32: Almost Home — Sumyanna Writes

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image. With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had […]

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Prompt #1922 Sailing the Celestial Spaces — The Writing Reader

How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof! In such places standing alone on the mountaintop it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make — leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone — we all…

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12 Important Things to check before hitting Publish — Maze of the Mind

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your post is ready, your formatting is done and you have added a few pictures as well but are still wondering if you have missed something before clicking the publish button? It is very common to miss out considering a few aspects before hitting the publish […]

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Daily Post:Pungent

The Meadow


He walked along the meadow, dragging his feet, rustling the grass, and observing on the dust that covered his boots; now he took colossal strides looking to hold to the footprints left on the meadow through the mowers, then he counted his steps, calculating how on the whole he have to stroll from one strip to an additional to stroll a mile, then he stripped the flora from the wormwood that grew alongside a boundary rut, rubbed them in his palms, and smelled their pungent, sweetly bitter scent.

Three Writing Exercises That Always Work

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When you’re delivering a creative writing workshop, you often have to help people cut through layers of inhibition to help people access the story they want to tell. People are worried that their writing won’t be good enough, for various reasons. Writing is a new experience for many of them. It requires you to look at the world in a new way and to leave your comfort zone behind.

On those nights when you feel that your group just aren’t getting it, it’s good to have a few exercises up your sleeve to remove the barriers to creativity and get the words flowing. Here are three exercises which have worked with pretty much every group I’ve given creative writing classes to.

1. 20 Questions

I do this at the start of my classes about character, to demonstrate how you can leave clues about a character and the reader will pick…

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The Shape of Writing Workshops — World of Writing

I’m always amazed by the tiny things that determine the success of the writing workshops I give. They’re governed by all sorts of intangibles: the weather, the quality of the snacks, the size of the group. But by far the most important of these ingredients is the shape of the room. The way the chairs […]

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Pathological Hope — Calliope’s Lyre

I suffer From pathological Hope Disappointments are bad enough, but What makes them even tougher to cope With, is This nagging uncertainty Wishful thinking, or just stupidity That there might, there might just be Something better for me I suffer Because I can’t stop believing And I may be stubborn, but Life, is unrelenting I […]

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