Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water. … More A Short Lesson from Mr. Kurt Vonnegut!
Over the past several weeks, I have been dipping my toes into the chilly waters of online dating. Weird as it may seem, the thing I noticed the most from this new venture is how great of an exercise it is for writing/storytelling. … More Writing Exercise: Online Dating
Sometimes you read something and you can really relate to it, and sometimes you read something and every single sentence can make you FEEL. This story from Party of One: The Loner’s Manifesto encapsulates both of those and crafts into a short, but elegant story. I read it and felt the need to share it with you. … More Great Read: The Loner’s Manifesto by Anneli Rufus
Believe it or not, this extremely short video delivers several very important messages for writers. I know that I had a change of thinking after I first watched this and, to this day, watching this video can help motivate me to write, and write better. Really worth checking out. … More Sit Your Ass In A Chair