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Question for Writers #6


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Motivational Muses #18


Motivational Muses #18


ALYSHA SPEER

I choose to write because it’s perfect for me.

It’s an escape, a place I can go to hide.

It’s a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else.

It’s a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own.

It’s a book, when I need to be somewhere else.

It’s control, when I feel so out of control.

It’s healing, when everything seems pretty messed up.

And it’s fun, when life is just flat-out boring.

Inspiring Blog Award


 

It would only be unfair to begin this without thanking the people that have given me this award. Firstly ArabWriterChick, and I’m only very happy for her for receiving this award herself. Her poetry is exquisite and effortless and never fails to amaze me. As an (wanna-be) aspiring poet myself, I love reading her work.

Secondly, David McGowan has also given me the Very Inspiring Blog Award. This is the second one from him, and I’m utterly grateful for his support. His blog is a must read – not only does he give realistic tips for writers old and new, but following his journey in the publication of his books is fun to read. I wish him every success!

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Motivational Muses #17


Picture Prompt #5


How to get going

  • Take a look at this poster, and look at the message on the sign and the setting behind it
  • Who has written the message? Why? What has happened to this place?
  • What sort of place does this road lead to now?

Share Your Work: 250 words

  • For a challenge, reply below with your response to the picture with a 250 word limit

To download the complete set of prompts and ideas so far, click here: Prompts and Ideas (it’s safe!)

Motivational Muses #16


Motivational Muses #15


Books on the Art of Writing #1


I had always thought, how can books really teach me writing? There are no rules, no set structure, nothing rigid, but that was a naive thought.  I have collected some fifty books on the art of writing. Okay, I haven’t read through them all yet, but every one of these books has offered my something so valuable that I feel like a much more experienced writer by just reading it!

The Art of War for Writers

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Moving up the Ranks


From ‘The Art or War for Writers’ by James Scott Bell

Finishing a story is hard work – at least, of course, if you’re writing a good one! Writing requires commitment, skill, talent, attention to detail, imagination and passion. But writing is equally a rewarding experience. When I finished my first novel, just writing the words ‘the end’ was such a satisfying experience. I knew then that I could do it, that I can keep writing, keep getting better and perhaps one day, even become published and give a reader an experience that really rocks them (in a good way, of course!)

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Motivational Muses #14


Picture Prompt #4


How to get going

  • Take a look at this photo, and explore the message in the bottle
  • What is the message? Is it a cry for help? A piece of advice? A hidden truth?
  • Who is the speaker? Who finds the message?
  • Where was this message sent from and where was it found?

Share Your Work: 250 words

  • For a challenge, reply below with your response to the picture with a 250 word limit

To download the complete set of prompts and ideas so far, click here: Prompts and Ideas (it’s safe!)

Motivational Muses #11


Write your first draft with your heart. Re-write with your head

From the movie Finding Forrester

Experimentation


I am a firm believer that writing is an art. Writing is also a very vague term as it is such a broad hobby. Do you write non-fiction, flash fiction, short stories, novellas, novels, epics or poetry? Do you read fantasy sagas, self-help articles or abstract anthologies? We all have our comfort zones, but experimentation is key for a writer. Why? Because by dabbing into another genre, you will acquire so many new skills that even if you do not like the genre itself, you will come back a much more experienced writer.

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Motivational Muses #10


Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep

Scott Adams

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