Category Archives: Inspiration & Ideas

From Stephen King’s memoir, “On Writing”

A friend came to visit James Joyce one day and found the great man sprawled across his writing desk in a posture of utter despair. ‘James, what’s wrong?’ the friend asked. ‘Is it the work?’ Joyce indicated assent without even … Continue reading

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Short Story Competition: Earth’s Future

Dream of the future and write a short story about it. I believe that human beings are capable of immense good, and it is within our power to change our past mistakes. “I think we have to design or look ahead … Continue reading

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Inspired to Write by Drawing Bad Pictures

New writing ideas can come to you when doing creative things that don’t involve writing Try leaving your project and go away from your usual writing place. Take blank paper and coloured pencils, pens or whatever you have lying around, … Continue reading

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Story Ideas: where do they come from?

Every published author is asked “where do you get your ideas?” because every new writer wants some too.  The answers seem to end up being something like “everywhere” or “nowhere in particular”. A more optimistic answer comes from Harvey Chapman, … Continue reading

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Mind Maps: a Quick Way to Beat Writer’s Block

Writer’s block might mean you haven’t written for months, or maybe you just haven’t figured out what happens after the body is found to have tentacles as well as arms and legs. Either way it’s fairly certain that if you … Continue reading

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Writing for the Web is Not Easy

I thought it would be fun to blog A challenge to write exactly what I wanted while weaving in search friendly keywords so they look natural. I write poetry, so I thought writing blog posts with keywords would be like … Continue reading

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