Category: Exercises

Reading Over the Shoulder: A Thing I Wrote While Writing With Friends at Poor Richards

Writers are over-the-shoulder readers. If there is a writer sitting next to another writer, odds are that one or the other will look over their compatriot’s shoulder and peek. There are millions of reasons for this. First, most writers (the real ones) are readers. If words are on a page, then the words must be…

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Giving Characters Their Arc

I’m always hesitant when it comes to a Dramatis Personae list anywhere in a book. What it means to me is this: there are too many characters to handle. It means there are too many threads to follow through to a full conclusion. It means that there is so much information gathered in the text…

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Sketching

I was tromping through my library, knowing that I had found everything of Virginia Woolf’s that they could offer–when lo! There: a teeny-tiny book in the literary crticism section that had Woolf’s name on the spine. Immediately I grabbed it. It’s called Carlyle’s House. It’s a book of sketches. As Doris Lessing says in the…

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My First Wednesday Prompt

For those who are interested but don’t know the rules, here they are. And now: I thought I would share with you some of the cards I received for my birthday. Okay, so I only got a couple cards. I’ll share with you the comments from the mail I received on my birthday: “Wow, you’re…

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A Writing Marathon of My Own

Today is Pueblo’s Writing Marathon. Unfortunately, due to the timing, I won’t be able to make it. So, I’ve decided that I will do a writing marathon of my very own. Today I shall hit a couple different spots and freewrite and then share my responses here. I apologize ahead of time for whiny, pathetic…

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