Describe an Awkward First Date
Take the following text writing prompt: Describe AN awkward first date. Notice how it does not say, “Describe YOUR most awkward first date.” The secret to a successful text prompt is to make the wording a bit loose and open-ended so you are not limited to your own experiences
Photo Writing Prompt Big Man Little Man
This photo writing prompt might pique your creativity. The somewhat surrealistic photograph could inspire fiction from many different genres, especially horror or science-fiction.
Why Use Picture Writing Prompts?
Picture writing prompts are better than text writing prompts at bypassing your analytical mind with an image and eliciting a strong emotional response that makes you want to write.
Why Use a Pen Name?
A pen name, also known as a pseudonym, is an author name that you choose to attach to your writing. Why would authors want to publish their work under anything other than their real names?
Advantages to Self-Publishing
I have published fiction through traditional royalties-paying publishers, and I have self-published fiction and nonfiction with the Amazon.com Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program. Both experiences have been good overall while having their pros and cons.
What is Insta-Love?
Insta-love, which is a mocking term for instant love, is a pitfall that happens in romance writing. New authors think, “What could be more romantic than love at first sight?” And they literally write characters that become united on a soul-deep level soon after meeting each other.
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