Author: twoamwriter

Writing Prompt: Use Four Senses

Writing Prompt: Use Four Senses

(This month’s writing prompt inspired by my critique partner, Jade.) One writing tip you hear over and over is use as many of the character’s senses as possible on every page to create a real world the reader can experience. But…what would happen if your viewpoint character did not have the use of one of […]

Posted November 8, 2012 by twoamwriter in Writing / 0 Comments
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Writing Exercise: Action vs. Linking

Writing Exercise: Action vs. Linking

This month’s Writing Prompt is more of an Exercise, and it’s inspired by this blog post on Tinderbox, which is a homeschool blog: Assignment: Write two short descriptions of the same thing. One description should use only action verbs. The other should use only linking verbs. The blog post talks about active vs. linking verbs, […]

Posted October 2, 2012 by twoamwriter in Writing / 1 Comment
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Writing Prompt: Conflict Triangle

Writing Prompt: Conflict Triangle

Submission from a previous writing prompt: SweetSarcasm shared this take on “London Bridge” for the “Twist a Nursery Rhyme” prompt.  Thanks, SweetSarcasm! This month, we’ll focus on conflict.  And I don’t mean a big ol’ fight to the death between characters. This prompt is inspired by an exercise from a class on conflict I took last month. Conflict is […]

Posted June 10, 2012 by twoamwriter in Writing / 3 Comments
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Writing Prompt: Picspiration

Writing Prompt: Picspiration

Ready for another writing prompt?  This time we’re going visual! We chose three images from WeHeartIt.  Your job is to write a story that incorporates all three of those images.  Let these photos inspire you in any way.  Just make sure you use all three somehow. Writing tip: Whenever possible, replace a weak verb + adverb […]

Posted April 3, 2012 by twoamwriter in Writing / 0 Comments
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Writing Prompt: Twist a Nursery Rhyme

Writing Prompt: Twist a Nursery Rhyme

Let’s get those creative juices flowing this month! Recently, there have been several “fairy tale retellings” in Young Adult literature (see this post from January for a list of novels).  Have you been thinking about a fairy tale you read as a child and wondered how you could twist it around and make it fresh […]

Posted March 5, 2012 by twoamwriter in Writing / 2 Comments
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Writing Prompt: First Date

Writing Prompt: First Date

We’re changing up the writing prompts a little bit in 2012.  Rather than a “lesson” every other month, we’re going to have open-ended prompts to get your imagination turning. You can write fan fiction stories or your own original stories.  It’s all for fun and practice because, of course, the number one way to be […]

Posted February 1, 2012 by twoamwriter in Writing / 0 Comments
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NaNoWriMo Book Feature: Angelfire

NaNoWriMo Book Feature: Angelfire

It’s the second weekend of NaNo; how goes the writing?  We’ve got another book to feature — Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton.  Angelfire was written during NaNoWriMo 2008 and released by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, in February 2011. First there are nightmares. Every night Ellie is haunted by terrifying dreams of monstrous creatures that […]

Posted November 11, 2011 by twoamwriter in Featured Book, Writing / 0 Comments
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