WTT: Mind Your Space

Hey guys. I’m busy working on the remaining short stories for my short story collection. I’m currently stuck on one in particular; I’m working out the plot details right now. I’ll be starting a new day job in a couple weeks, so that’s pretty exciting. Means less time for personal writing, though! I’ve given myself the goal to complete my short story collection (not necessarily all the editing) by the end of the summer. Let’s see if I can do it. 😉

Well, today is Writing Tip Tuesday. Today, I want to talk about space. I’m sitting here in my homemade cozy library/study and I’m realizing that where you write is very important …

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Tip: Sure, as writers ideas can come to us anywhere–bars, parks, the mall, whatever–but it’s a good idea to have a designated spot where you do your serious writing and editing. A cozy armchair, a study, a corner of your local library. Just pick a place where you feel most comfortable and creative; this way you are not distracted by outside man-made and/or environmental factors.

WTT: Blocked?

It’s Writing Tip Tuesday (and I almost forgot it was Tuesday!). Let’s talk about writer’s block.

Writer’s block isn’t any fun. When it happens to a writer, they’ll tell you it feels like they can’t put anything on paper at all. But that’s the precise moment you must! Even if it’s just a few sentences, you must write. Keeping those creative channels open is very important. Keep that pen moving!

Prompts, anyone?

I keep forgetting about prompts. I had these typed up and was meaning to add them but it just slipped out of my head. Sorry.

Anyway, if you are just plain stuck and need something to jump-start your thinky parts, here are few prompts to get the gray matter in your skull sloshing.

  • You wake up to find that you are a cat. What do you do? (Alternatively, choose whichever inanimate object or animal you want.)
  • The clock on your wall is still ticking despite the fact it’s out of batteries. Is it a poltergeist? Are you in a haunted house? Is it just faulty wiring?
  • Write a poem that is one sentence long, but challenge yourself to make it as long as possible without losing any meaning.

I don’t half fancy the cat one, myself. I might do that one of these days. 😉