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05.04.2018 23:42    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Prompts      Tags: writing prompt  writing  writing exercise  
A comatose person might lay unresponsive for days, weeks, even years, before regaining consciousness. And after their sudden awakening, there’s usually a strong reaction among caretakers and the family of this individual. In your scene, find ways to reveal the future challenges for your protagonist. After all, the newly awakened person has many things to sort out. Time has wrought changes in once-familiar people, places, and things.
 
05.04.2018 21:12    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Prompts      Tags: writing prompt  writing  writing exercise  
Many of us have read our share of detective novels. You'll often find a few among the bestsellers for any given year.
 
23.03.2018 19:52    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: john gardner  student  writer  writing  reading  
What this means, in practical terms for the student writer, is that in order to achieve mastery he must read widely and deeply and mu st write not just carefully but continually,
 
23.03.2018 03:33    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing      Tags: henry james  art of fiction  fiction writing  
I SHOULD not have affixed so comprehensive a title to these few remarks, necessarily wanting in any completeness, upon a subject the full consideration of which would carry us far,
 
23.03.2018 03:09    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: novel writing  fiction writing  milan kundera  writing quote  
A novel examines not reality but existence. And existence is not what has occurred, existence is the realm of human possibilities, everything that man can become, everything he’s capable of.
 
11.02.2018 23:47    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: stephen king  wtiting quotes  
The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them --
 
11.02.2018 23:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: william faulkner  reading  writing  writing quotes  
Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
 
14.11.2017 01:05    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Writing      Tags: damn good novel  dramatic novel  writing a dramatic novel  
A "DAMN GOOD NOVEL" is intense, and to be intense, a novel must be dramatic. A dramatic novel embodies the following characteristics: it focuses on a central character...
 
13.11.2017 01:16    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: flannery o'connor  writing teacher  writing quote  
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
 
06.09.2017 00:54    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Quotations      Tags: ernest hemingway  writing craft  writing  writing quotes  
Close observation of life is critical to good writing.
 
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