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It’s time for the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!
Do you like to write short stories?
You do … but can you follow a prompt and write a story in 72 hours?
No, it’s not a trick question.
Excellent backstory post about ‘The Phantom!”
Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation
Darkness stirs and wakes imagination
Silently the senses abandon their defenses
Slowly, gently, night unfurls its splendor
Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender
Turn your face away from the garish light of day
Turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night
Now, when I say ‘characters you hate’, I don’t mean villains.
In fact, some of my favorite characters in pieces I’ve written and read have been villains.
What I mean when I say ‘characters you hate’, is the characters who are reprehensible pieces of crap who also (unfortunately) serve a significant purpose to the storyline.
It’s not easy to write them. That’s established.
Writing them is tedious and boring, especially when you have characters you love to write and love to make scenes for, but if you don’t also spare time for the bad ones, then your story has a significant hole that needs to be filled.
It’s hard to craft a well-rounded story when you’ve got say, 10 characters that you love to write, because you put the most effort into making those characters perfect.
Do you know someone who’s serious all the time?
You know the type you tell a joke or a funny story then they feel compelled to break it down, analyze it and explain the rationale?
Yeah, those people.
Author E. B. White once said, “Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.”
Camp NaNo – a third of the way through the journey! 😊👍
I come across a good post about writing schedules almost daily. Many authors and bloggers have unique and precise methods of ensuring time is allotted daily for writing.
My writing schedule looks like a casual suggestion.
Don’t get me wrong, I write somethingevery day… at some point. The schedule part? That’s tricky.