Day 75: It’s Fiction! Pose A Question… Don’t Give It Away! #wewrite

I have always wanted to write fiction. After picking up my first historical fiction novel, Isabel Allende's, The House of the Spirits I knew that I wanted to create worlds that celebrated the stories I never read in primary or secondary school. It wasn't until I attended university that I began to see a world… Continue reading Day 75: It’s Fiction! Pose A Question… Don’t Give It Away! #wewrite

Day 74: Move The Story Along! #wewrite

#14 Writing Mantra: Move the story along. The story keeps moving. One event leads to the next. What are the things (moments/experiences) that must happen in order to move the story along? Writing Prompts: (1) The scene I am working on is building up to… (Ask of your story, character, scenes, symbols or themes every… Continue reading Day 74: Move The Story Along! #wewrite

Day 73: What Is At Stake? #wewrite

#13 Writing Challenge: What is at stake? What is my character willing to do to have what she wants? Raising the stakes requires endurance, risks, obstacles and challenges. What will our characters go up against? Writing Prompts: (1) How far will my character go… (Ask of your story, character, scenes, symbols or themes every question… Continue reading Day 73: What Is At Stake? #wewrite

Day 71: What Characters Care About… #wewrite

#11 Writing Mantra:  What does each character care about? Characters are everything. Who they are... where they come from... what motivates... all they are willing to risk or do to have what they want. What does your character want? Writing Prompts: (1) My character(s) wants… (Ask of your story, character, scenes, symbols or themes every… Continue reading Day 71: What Characters Care About… #wewrite

Day 70:What A Scene Reveals About Character! #wewrite

#10 Writing Mantra: What does this scene reveal about who my character is? Great stories are about the characters. The greatest mantra and feedback I received in Costa Rica was about my characters. I am very excited about who my characters are and the journey they are taking me on! Writing Prompts: (1) My main… Continue reading Day 70:What A Scene Reveals About Character! #wewrite

Day 68: Show Me The World? #wewrite

#8 Writing Mantra: Show me the world... Show... don't tell! We have all heard this before. As writers we want to tell the entire story, but it always works out better when we allow the characters to show us the world they live in. It is not OUR story... we are here to just listen!… Continue reading Day 68: Show Me The World? #wewrite

Day 67: Watch My Transitions! #wewrite

#7 Writing Mantra: Watch my transitions... This story is a journey... each scene should move us from place to place in a cohesive way. The story can jump around, however the transitions must be clear and on point. Writing Prompts: (1) The scene I am working on is moving towards… what is this next place?… Continue reading Day 67: Watch My Transitions! #wewrite

Day 49: Don’t Write For the Money ~ #wewrite

   When we write to make money... If I wrote believing I was going to be rich... As a writer I have gone through many moments when I have lost my way. Where I have forgotten my reason for writing. The day I realized I was a writer I understood that writing was my vocation,… Continue reading Day 49: Don’t Write For the Money ~ #wewrite