Writing Prompts

Create your own Game of Thrones character arc…

Create your own version of Game of Thrones using this silly character story arc generator. Simply choose one from each column and then write a story based on the results. It can’t fail! How about: Random guy with a beard dies just because… Hmmm, maybe not. Add yours in the comments below… Courtesy of Wrong… Continue reading Create your own Game of Thrones character arc…

Writing Inspiration

The Writer’s Recreation – Dorothea Brande

After my critical review of Becoming a Writer, the self-help book that isn’t very helpful, I wanted to share this short chapter. It’s the least annoying part of the book where Brande discusses the importance of taking a break from writing to renew your store of inspiration. Take it away, Dorothea… Authors are more given… Continue reading The Writer’s Recreation – Dorothea Brande

Book Reviews

Review: Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg is a collection of short reflections on writing designed to help you become a better writer. The advice and inspiration is rooted in the practice of Zen but you don’t need to know anything about Buddhism to benefit from it. There are many similarities… Continue reading Review: Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg

Book Reviews

Review: Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel

Fearless Creating is a step-by-step guide to starting and completing your work of art, written by psychotherapist and creativity coach Eric Maisel. The book is packed with inspiration and guidance on the creative process and the problems you’re likely to come across along the way. It breaks the process down into six stages and goes… Continue reading Review: Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel

Writing Inspiration

Stephen King: The Adverb is Not Your Friend

This great advice from Stephen King comes from his essential book On Writing. It’s filled with writing tips and insight into his life and writing process. If you haven’t read it – read it! This extract is about the dreaded adverb. One or two may be okay, but beware the adverb – it is not your friend… “Adverbs… Continue reading Stephen King: The Adverb is Not Your Friend