Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Weekly Writing prompts – theme ROMANCE

Weekly writing prompts – This weeks theme – ROMANCE – Be creative

Why use prompts?

Prompts are a great way to explore different writing methods, practice our weaker fields, conquer writer’s block or just think outside the box. They help you to write about different subject matter, explore your creativity and Stimulate your mind. Many times when using prompts, they can become the beginning of a great story that you never realized you had in you. You will be surprised with what you can come up with if guided by a prompt. Continue reading “Weekly Writing prompts – theme ROMANCE”

On writing

The Grueling Task Of Editing A Book – How to Edit Your Book And Make The Task Easier

How to Edit Your Book And Make The Task Easier

When you reach the editing stage in your book

I received the 1st round of editing on my manuscript back from the publisher a few weeks ago,  (Yes I said 1st. There will be more.) I now have the grueling task of spending many hours going through it in depth, noting any additional changes I would like to make. If you want to be absolutely thorough in your editing, plan on this taking a while. Don’t expect to have it done in a week.

Every writer has their own way of editing. I’ve been at this now for two weeks and through trial and error, I’ve discovered what works for me. The process I use keeps me organized and makes the task much easier. Continue reading “The Grueling Task Of Editing A Book – How to Edit Your Book And Make The Task Easier”

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Weekly Writing Prompts Theme LET THE PICTURE TELL THE STORY

 

Weekly writing prompts This weeks theme LET THE PICTURE TELL THE STORY

 Why use prompts?

Prompts are a great way to explore different writing methods, practice our weaker fields, conquer writer’s block or just think outside the box. They help you to write about different subject matter, explore your creativity and Stimulate your mind. Many times when using prompts, they can become the beginning of a great story that you never realized you had in you. You will be surprised with what you can come up with if guided by a prompt.

Welcome to this weeks writer’s prompts. This weeks theme is “LET THE PICTURE TELL THE STORY”.

Each week I will be posting different themes, allowing you to exercise your writing technics in a wide range of fields. Try and set a goal for each story to be between 750 and 1000 words. You never know, one just may turn into a novel. Have fun! Feel free to post your stories too. I would love to read them. Continue reading “Weekly Writing Prompts Theme LET THE PICTURE TELL THE STORY”

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Monday’s Weekly 7-day writing prompts #4 Theme “Rescues”

writing prompts for writers

writing prompts for writers & authors this weeks theme RESCUES. How it works.

Welcome to this weeks 7-day writing prompts for writers. This weeks theme is all about “Rescues.” Writing about this theme is great practice for incorporating action and drama into your works. Most rescues involve suspense, anticipation, courage and most of the time a huge sigh of relief when the rescue is successful. You want to make sure the reader is feeling all of these emotions while reading your piece.

 Why use prompts?

As strange as it may seem, one of the best methods to help with writer’s block is to just write. Break yourself away from your current project and write outside the box. Explore different subject matter, avenues you not have ventured in yet. You will be surprised by how much it helps. Continue reading “Monday’s Weekly 7-day writing prompts #4 Theme “Rescues””

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Monday’s weekly 7-day writing prompts # 3 Theme “All about you”

Writing prompts tips for writers be creative

 

Writing prompts tips for writers. Be creative. The theme this week is “All about you.”  How it works.

I will be posting a 7-day calendar with challenging writing prompts for writers to help stimulate your mind and get your creative juices flowing.

Sometimes we just need a break from our current writing projects and explore other avenues of writing. Or maybe you are experiencing writer’s block.

As strange as it may seem, one of the best methods to help with writer’s block is to just write. Break yourself away from your current project and write outside the box. Explore different subject matter, avenues you have not ventured in. You will be surprised by how much it helps.

 

Continue reading “Monday’s weekly 7-day writing prompts # 3 Theme “All about you””

Weekly 7-day writing prompts

Monday’s Weekly 7 – Day Writing Prompts #1

Mondays Writing tips 7-day weekly writing prompts

New themes Every week.

Welcome to the first of many, Mondays writing tips  7-day weekly writing prompts. Every Monday I will be posting a 7-day calendar with challenging writing prompts to help stimulate your mind and get the creative juices flowing.

Sometimes we just need a break from our current writing projects and explore other avenues of writing. Or maybe you are experiencing writer’s block. Maybe these prompts will help.

How it works 

Continue reading “Monday’s Weekly 7 – Day Writing Prompts #1”

On writing

Looking for cover design ideas for debut novel – win a signed copy

book cover ides

 

Your ideas are welcome

Looking for cover design ideas for debut novel. My publisher has asked me for some input for the design of the cover for my debut novel “Reckless Beginnings.” Currently I am drawing a blank and seeking some creative people for their ideas.

The synonyms / blurb of the book

Here is the blurb of the book that will appear on the back cover. Continue reading “Looking for cover design ideas for debut novel – win a signed copy”

Blogging tips & Advice

How to Grow Your Blog: My Top 5 Blogging Tips for Newbies — The Boundless Agenda

I won’t tell you to “write good blog posts” because I think it’s been said so much that it goes without saying now. Use Grammarly for writing conventions, do use WordPress’ built-in spell-checker, and give your post a dry read out loud before you hit Publish. What I will give you are 5 pointers, ordered in importance, that I actually […]

via How to Grow Your Blog: My Top 5 Blogging Tips for Newbies — The Boundless Agenda

While doing some research on blogging, I came across this post. Excellent advice and tips and wanted to share.

On writing

It takes courage to publish your first book

Finding The Courage To Publish Your First Book

 

Many people have an idea for a book but very few actually write one. Why?

Finding The Courage To Publish Your First Book Can be very hard. We often hear people say: “That would make a great book! I should write a book.” Sadly that is the beginning and end of the book idea for most people. You have to have the passion, the drive, and the commitment and be willing to dedicate hours and hours of your time to write your story. Continue reading “It takes courage to publish your first book”

"Better Endings"

Feeling the pressure to write a sequel

feeling the pressure to write a sequel

 

feeling the pressure to write a sequel

I just reblogged a post I came across regarding the pressure of writing a sequel. I totally relate to this topic. Even though I am going through the excitement of having my first novel “Reckless Beginnings” being published, I am now dealing with anxieties to write the sequel within two years. Yes, I am definitely feeling the pressure to write a sequel.

How am I going to do this? 

I ask myself. It took me seven years to write the first book. Before then it mulled around in my head as an idea for fourteen years. I don’t want my work to deteriorate and lack in quality due to pressure from the publisher to get it done. Of course, I don’t want it to take another seven years to complete and I want to stick to my standards and work ethics.

In order to get this done in a reasonable amount of time, I need to have a plan of attack.  I need to structure my writing time more aggressively and discipline myself to spend longer hours writing, no matter what temptations allure me. My days will start earlier. Probably before sunrise when the house is quiet and I will make sure I spend at least 3-4 hours a day working on the sequel before I involve myself in other activities throughout the day.

I wrote the first book at my leisure with no pressure. When I felt like writing, I wrote. Having the pressure of being printed with a sequel in the works changes everything. I don’t want my readers to wait too long, I want to please my publisher and yet I don’t want to produce a rushed manuscript and disappoint my readers.

Quality over quantity

Yes, the pressure is defiantly on but I have to remember and keep reminding myself, “This is my book.”  This is a reflection of me and I don’t want to destroy the reputation I am trying to build by trying to rush out the sequel. Quality is important over quantity. If it takes a little longer, that is okay. I want the reader to feel that and not be disappointed in the sequel.

If you have any additional advice on how I might deal with this pressure, I am all ears and it would be gladly appreciated.

As I type this the song “Under pressure”  is booming in my head. Time to change the tune. Help!

 

Below are more of my links that you may enjoy.

 

Monday's weekly 7-day writer's prompts
Monday’s weekly 7-day writer’s prompts
feeling the pressure to write a sequel
Tip on how to write a good book blurb
it-takes-courage-to-publish-your-first-book
It takes courage to publish your first book
more-than-just-a-view-a-platform-for-a-story
More than just a view. A platform for a story

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other links you may enjoy

Do you have a writers mindset?

5 tips for new writers