The Writing Life

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Category Archives: Writing Resources

The Vault: Join me for a photo prompt and check out my favorite writing books

Since The Vault is dedicated to resources and interactive activities, tonight’s posting is giving you a double dose. Below is a new photo prompt – I love these, with no … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Vault: Photo Writing Prompt

For today’s writing resource, I’ve decided to provide a photo prompt for character creation. This was a shot I took of an interesting guy several months ago in Gulfport, Florida. … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Vault #3: Writing Practices…they really do work!

After much internal debate regarding writing practices and the distraction I believed they would be from writing my novel, I’ve changed my mind. And the book that helped me decide is … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Vault #2: First Impressions ~ Getting their Attention

So we all know it’s important to start your story with a bang, right? Grab your readers (or prospective agents/publishers) quick…I mean really quick! The first sentence, the first page, … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Vault #1: Show, Don’t Tell

As a writer, it’s important for me to know my strengths and weaknesses. Studying journalism and writing for a newspaper certainly gave me a great writing foundation, but in no … Continue reading

November 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

…word slingers wanted

A huge part of the writing life is learning from others. Whether it’s reading fiction, or reading about writing through books, magazines/e-zines or other authors’ blogs, I am excited if … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment