The aspiring writers who follow my blah-g often ask what I’m inspired by. The answer? A lot. Inspiration comes in any number of forms and if you pay close enough attention, most mundane aspects of life can spark the idea for a new character or a dramatic scene. But looking around with intention takes some effort and isn’t always a quick fix for when you need to feel inspired fast. The most fool-proof method in finding that creative spark when you need it is to simply pick up a book and read. Read everything: fiction, nonfiction, poetry. Read interesting blog posts and the inside of book jackets; read technical descriptions on boxes and definitions of scientific words. It will all …Read More
WARNING: DO NOT READ CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS WHILE WRITING A BOOK THAT REQUIRES JOURNAL ENTRIES.
Why? The voices are starting to blend. Below are ten quotes. Some from celebs and some from the Pretenders. Can you tell them apart?
These brief character descriptions should help.
Passion: Actress of the highest order.
Goal: To become a future star of the screen, including but not limited to; TV, film, computer, and tablet.
Goal: Make Nobel High’s Varsity team. Then dominate.
Passion: Andrew Duffy.
Goal: Fit in at Noble High so I never have to be home schooled again.
Age: Almost 15
Passion: Being the best.
Goal: Keep …