1440 Chilling Holiday Themed Horror Writing Prompts

Hey! Welcome back. Let’s wrap up 2021 with ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY different ideas for a story! Instead of simple writing prompts we’re mixing it up. This post is similar to my 3120 Jaw-Dropping Thriller & Horror Writing Prompts post, but instead of choosing a plot twist, you’re going to set your storyContinue reading “1440 Chilling Holiday Themed Horror Writing Prompts”

The Growth Mindset and Prepping for NaNoWriMo

Hey! Welcome back. At the start of this month I announced my project for the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which is a program run every November that helps you finish (or get well on your way to finishing) a first draft of a novel. You can connect with other writers, set milestones, track yourContinue reading “The Growth Mindset and Prepping for NaNoWriMo”

Writing Analysis: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix

Hey! Welcome back. This week I’m doing a writing analysis which is similar to a book review but from a writing perspective. I’ll be looking at different techniques the author has used and the overall impact of the techniques on the story. Texts are based on my reading preferences and I am not affiliated withContinue reading “Writing Analysis: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix”

3120 Jaw-Dropping Thriller & Horror Writing Prompts

Hey! Welcome back. Nope I didn’t make a mistake in the title; below you are going to find THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY different ideas for a story! Instead of simple writing prompts we’re mixing it up. First you’re going to select a character that corresponds to the last digit of your phone numberContinue reading “3120 Jaw-Dropping Thriller & Horror Writing Prompts”

5 Helpful Tips For Writing Short Stories

Hey! Welcome back. Today we’re going to explore five things to remember when writing a short story. Short stories are a great way to develop your writing and to find your voice as a writer. Many successful published authors, including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King and Neil Gaiman, started out writing short stories. This was alsoContinue reading “5 Helpful Tips For Writing Short Stories”

Writing Analysis: Lethal White by JK Rowling

Hey! Welcome back. This week I’m doing a writing analysis which is similar to a book review but from a writing perspective. I’ll be looking at different techniques the author has used and the overall impact of the techniques on the story. Texts are based on my reading preferences and I am not affiliated withContinue reading “Writing Analysis: Lethal White by JK Rowling”

9 Things We Can Learn From Ursula K Le Guin About Writing

Hey! Welcome back.  On the 27th of this month, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be releasing their annual entry for their Literary Arts stamp series, and this year it is none other than speculative fiction legend Ursula K Le Guin. How cool is that! Le Guin was an American author who helped pioneerContinue reading “9 Things We Can Learn From Ursula K Le Guin About Writing”

20 Epic Fairy Tale Writing Prompts

Hey! Welcome back. Today we’re checking out some writing prompts with a twist. In his Masterclass, Neil Gaiman discusses alternate history books; those that ask the question ‘what if’. What if Germany had won World War Two? What if JFK hadn’t been assassinated? What if Hilary Clinton had become president? There’s a great list ofContinue reading “20 Epic Fairy Tale Writing Prompts”

Writing Analysis: The Hunger by Alma Katsu

Hey! Welcome back. This week I’m doing a writing analysis which, to recap, is similar to a book review but from a writing perspective. I’ll be looking at different techniques the author has used, what has worked, what hasn’t, and the overall impact of the techniques on the story. Texts are based on my readingContinue reading “Writing Analysis: The Hunger by Alma Katsu”

Writing Workshop Etiquette recommended by Ursula K Le Guin

Hey! Welcome back. Today we’re looking at the etiquette that should be followed when you are part of a writing workshop. Ursula K Le Guin talks about this in her book on writing, Steering the Craft: A 21st-Century Guide to Sailing The Sea of Story. The book is packed with useful information on the craftContinue reading “Writing Workshop Etiquette recommended by Ursula K Le Guin”