The best way to predict the future is to create it. Writing is a way to figure out who we are, how we got here, what matters, and then, to envision how we can do better. Cly-Fi needn’t be apocalyptic. While it may be difficult to imagine a kinder gentler outcome, it’s worth a try. … Continue reading why write?
Steve Hillebrand U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service There are many ways we can reveal who characters are without 'telling'. How someone lives, how they perceive themselves and others can be manifested in what they call home. Or in what they drive: Writing Prompt: Who lives here and drives this car? Use the qualities of house … Continue reading reveals
Create a character through the observation of this setting. Look for aspects and qualities of this photograph that evoke who the person is, how they conduct themselves in their lives, what they desire, what they fear, how they see themselves, how others see them. There are infinite ways to communicate who a character is - we … Continue reading setting character
setting the stage
When you open your story - or start a scene - it is critical that you place your reader in the middle of things - you can only do that if you, and the reader, know on a sensory level where the action is taking place. Using the prompts provided, set the stage: time, place … Continue reading setting the stage