For the first assignment of my Creative Writing Form & Theory course, my professor instructed us to read an essay by George Orwell. Simply, the essay give insight onto the reasons Orwell writes and what ignites his urge to do so. The correlating assignment the class was instructed to do next was write a similar essay on what inspires us to write or read. Essentially, … Continue reading A George Orwell Inspired Essay: Why I Write
One. The number that means more than nothing, but less than two, three, four, five… It is the number that changes meaning depending on its context. Many want more than one of their favorite thing. Two flowers is always more beautiful, two bars of Twix is always more sweeter, two hours of sleep is always more plentiful, and two rings is always more shiny. In … Continue reading Placed On A Pedestal, The Number One
Before I write the first word of my novel, I have to know the names, both first and last, of each character. At least of the immediate characters who will play the most prominent roles. It is almost as if my character is not fully developed and “born” without a name. Ask yourself, are you the type of writer to name your characters first or … Continue reading What Should I Name My Character?
Brown, blue, and green are colors commonly used to describe the shade of one’s eye. But in truth, eyes are more than just one of those solid shades. They are speckled or composed of a combination of color. The same goes for hair. In books, many times hair is strictly labeled as black, brown, blonde, and even red. However, hair is composed of more than … Continue reading Innovative Ways To Describe Eye and Hair Color
October has come and gone, but its spookiness lives and thrives in published stories and novels throughout the other eleven months. Ghosts and goblins are never afraid to present themselves in the middle of February or through the nights of June. Each story genre comes with its own set of rules, standards, and writing technique. This includes the horror genre. Writing thrillers is meant to … Continue reading The Best Vocabulary To Use While Writing A Thriller
You have read them before. I, too, have as well. Some of them truly are inspiring, while others are a bit lackluster. There are plenty of books and webpages with extensive lists of creative writing prompts to take advantage of during your next journal session. Get your pencils sharpened and keyboards dusted because here is another prompt list. This time, however, is a list of … Continue reading Photography Prompts And Single Word Starters
Tiny hands Clenching long, shiny poles Reflections of smiles And victim of Bouncing sounds Cotton candy tunes Ecstatic volumes Wiggling bottoms and Pressing toes Like airplane anticipation Awaiting takeoff Spindle to a record The spinning begins Weak twirls grow in magnitude And multitude Horses trotting lightly Before galloping and leaping Lifting and dropping A merry-go-round Dance A circuit pattern You never want To end Bee-line … Continue reading A January Poem: The Letter A
Christmas lights make the month of December glow in nostalgic ways. It is the most luminous and beautiful 31 days of the year. Lights are a common scene to see as you drive down the street or walk through your neighborhood. As popular as holiday cheer and lights are this time of year, the ways in which writers describe such imagery might be more similar … Continue reading Creative Ways To Describe Christmas And Its Lights