Describe Each Day of the Week as if it was a Person.

 This has been the funnest writing exercise I’ve done to date. I dare you to give it a go. You’ll be laughing at the difference a day makes. Here’s my week… Monday          I am the little old lady at the pool who drags her ill fitting flip flops across the wet tile before slipping into the cold chlorinated water for my morning swim. I know I’ll feel better after I force myself to do something that I’d rather not...

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Start Writing

Start Writing

How do you start writing a book? Step one: Outline *Conflict, resolution *Characters, setting This process takes about a week. I plot out my story line and get my ideas down on paper. My outlines always change as I start to write, but I find them essential for keeping my thoughts organized. Step two: Research *Who are the characters I want to write? *Physical description, what do they want? You can’t write what you don’t know. Step...

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Verbing Nouns

Verbing Nouns

Verbing Nouns What? I know, a noun is a person, place, or thing, but have you ever turned a formal noun, like a name, into a verb? I have, and I think others around me do too. Think about it. If you are a verb you become an action, not just a thing. Growing up our family had dear friends who lived in the houseboat next to ours. The wife, Cork, tended to find parking in our shared garage slightly challenging, in fact the building and the...

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