Monthly Archives: October 2013

Scene Starter #11


Extras in a zombie movie go out for dinner after a day filming, still wearing costumes and makeup. On your mark, get set, write! Use this scene starter to cause your writing to leap out of the blocks, and charge … Continue reading

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The Witch of Davis Manor


The following is the rough of my short story, The Witch of Dixon Manor. I keep switching between Davis and Dixon, and I don’t know which one is in the story. So just keep in mind that they’re one in … Continue reading

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Scene Starter #10


A small boy discovers a live chicken inside a claw machine. Tasty bread requires a good starter. Let this scene starter help you cook up some new ideas so your writing rises up full of creativity. Your objective is to … Continue reading

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Scene Starter #9


A preacher spouting hellfire and brimstone, a clown dancing to a boombox blasting Marilyn Mansion, and a goth girl drawing a pentagram and chanting in the middle of a college commons. Sometimes your writing gets stuck. Let this scene starter … Continue reading

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Scene Starter #8


A group of middle school students pick up a VW Beetle and carry it over to the bike rack, where they chain it using a stolen bicycle lock. On your mark, get set, write! Use this scene starter to cause … Continue reading

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Preparation


So it’s about that time again! The time where we all stare at the NaNoWriMo website, stare at our stats pages just waiting to start the 50k count down. Or maybe that’s just something I do. I’ve already worked out … Continue reading

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Monthly Publishing Challenge – October


[The Eight-Hour Self-publishing Challenge gave me the idea, so blame Joe Konrath for getting the whole thing started.] Publishing is a lot like writing — to get good at it you have to practice, a lot! Rather than waiting until your masterpiece … Continue reading

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