how to distinguish your writing

Avoid cliché Avoid ordinary words and familiar descriptions   Use active verbs Avoid passive voice: is, are, was, were, be, being, been, shall, will, have, has, had   Don’t say too much about something that’s not important Don’t say too much about something that is important Make sure every word is impactful and necessary   … Continue reading how to distinguish your writing

creative writing is personal

It can be lonely and it can alleviate loneliness. It can render, change and challenge meaning. It can distract you, and drive you to distraction. At times, it is an emotional process of undisciplined thought that taps into subconscious narrative. It is also a disciplined, self conscious process that manages and optimizes the potential of story. For … Continue reading creative writing is personal

dialogue: electrical connection

Using words or phrases from the Electrical Connection Instructions text below, create a scene between two characters. Electrical Connection - The electrical installation should be made and maintained by a qualified electrician conforming to national and local codes. A means for disconnection must be incorporated in the fixed wiring in accordance with the wiring rules. A … Continue reading dialogue: electrical connection

can’t think of what to write?

Start with a series of lists: things you’d like to do in the future, things you’ve done in the past – do you have regrets? Is there someone you’ve lost contact with? Is there someone or some event that changed you in unanticipated ways?  List objects in your favorite place, list what you believe you … Continue reading can’t think of what to write?