Apprentice Wordsmith A Writer's Blog

Idea You Can Steal 11 -- Patient Zero

Ordinarily, I’d make some poetic remark about the leaves changing color and the weather cooling. But the only signs of the season I’ve seen so far are pumpkin spice lattes.

And with that awkward segue, here’s your monthly idea you can steal.

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How Do I...? Thoughts

I’m juggling multiple balls at the moment – both work-related and creative projects – and everything is due today or tomorrow. Lovely. So I’m publishing a shorter post this month – a craft discussion answering a question I’ve heard multiple times. How do you format a characters’ thoughts? How do you incorporate them into your story?

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Writing Prompts 9

It’s back to old routines, and a new season is around the corner. Here are five prompts to kickstart your fall (or spring) writing.

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Idea You Can Steal 10 -- The Moon's Champion

August has one more Friday left, so here’s a bonus story idea for you.

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Eight Points of View -- Second Person

This is the sixth and final part of my series on point of view. If you haven’t been following along, I recommend starting from the beginning with part 1. If you want to catch up, you can read part 5 here.

Throughout this series, I’ve described the relationship the writer has with the story – the roles they assume to write it. The reader’s relationship to the story has been irrelevant. That’s not the case with our final two points of view: second person and second person observer-narrator. You can even say these points of view swap the emphasis between reader and writer.

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