As you get closer to the end of your story draft, it might feel more difficult to write. Writing the first part of your story requires curiosity: it’s about set-up, detail, exploration. Writing the middle part of your story requires bravery: it’s about putting your characters in tough situations. You make things difficult for them…. [Read More]
TODAY IS THE DAY! Starting now, you have one month to submit your story to the Little Bird Contest. The purpose of this contest, as always, is to get you to have fun with your craft. Let yourself try something that feels interesting. Try not to take the whole thing too seriously: enjoy yourself. Write… [Read More]
Photo credit: Chase Clark on Unsplash I’ve started writing something new. In the morning, I write before doing anything else. I try to do this every day. It’s easier to start a fire with hot coals than cold ones, and when I touch in every day, the nebulous images I’m writing retain a little of… [Read More]
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