The Writer’s Craft #45 – Stall at the Finish Line

Your host, Lynda Williams, talks about her challenge getting going again with the conclusion of her 10-novel saga with just 40,000 words to go to the end. Follow discussions on Ethics in SF and more on her blog, Reality Skimming, administered by Michelle Milburn. Finally, I have a morning to write again after a very…… Continue reading The Writer’s Craft #45 – Stall at the Finish Line

The Writer’s Craft #44 – Inspiration Amid the Ruins

Cindy Lynn Speer dreams of being a swashbucking hermit, but until such a time she contents herself with writing stories and teaching historical swordsmanship. More information about her books and her can be found at http://www.apenandfire.com One of the hazards of being a writer is that everything has a story.  As I look around at…… Continue reading The Writer’s Craft #44 – Inspiration Amid the Ruins

Writer’s Craft #42 – Probably my last book

Lorne S. Jones is the author of the novel Mighty Oaks, available on Amazon.com. And a cancer patient with a grim prognosis. From your host, Lynda Williams If you knew you had months, weeks, or days to live would you still care about writing? Lorne S. Jones does. Lorne and I both attended the same…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #42 – Probably my last book

Writer’s Craft #31 – I See Story Ideas

This week’s guest is Jennifer Brozek, who sees stories everywhere. (Lynda) This is my sigfile: “I see story ideas. All the time. They’re everywhere. Just walking around like normal ideas. They don’t know they’re stories.” It’s a riff off of a well-known quote from the movie Sixth Sense and it intrigues a lot of people.…… Continue reading Writer’s Craft #31 – I See Story Ideas

Writing Prompt #18: SENSE ‘a’ Wonder

This post is going to be all about how to incorporate the senses in your writing.  But I want to share a hilarious, fun link that I found also.  This writing prompt generator is meant for K-12 classrooms and students, but it’s also fun.  Just one of its random results was a perfectly fine fantasy…… Continue reading Writing Prompt #18: SENSE ‘a’ Wonder

Writing Life: Jack London’s Club

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