Before reading on, pick a number from 1 to 5. That’s your Story Seed. Ponder the components of the story and let your mind wander. Try out a few variations.
Did you write your daily 500 last week? Unless you’re already a career novelist (and perhaps even if you are), it’s likely that you did not. It was a crazy week–right?–and you just didn’t have time. Here’s the interesting thing: you’re both right and wrong. You’re wrong about not having “time” to write 500 words…… Continue reading Writing Life: Jack London’s Club
I am delighted and honored the write the first guest blog for Clarion! I don’t think I have written a blog before, so this is fun. I also feel like since it is “a blog” and not something more formal, I can just ramble on about whatever is on my mind. I have been in…… Continue reading Guest blog from Matt Bialer, Literary Agent, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
Below are just a few factoids I’ve collected over the years. Again, pick a number from 1 to 5. That’s your prompt: jot down the first story idea that comes to mind. Noodle around with it a bit and see if the story wants to move. If so, follow it. If not, pick a different number and try again.
To continue a thought I expressed in my first post, I would like to take this opportunity to propose that if the Clarion workshop is to have a 100% success rate in producing professional speculative fiction writers, it needs acquire enough donations each year to hire a team of Writing Enforcers. I envision eighteen steely-eyed,…… Continue reading Writing Life: Drop and Give Me 500