The Heart of Writing

Helping you to connect with the writer within

Photo Prompt

This photograph was taken in the 1950s and was given the title “First Date” by a Tumblr blog. Use this photo to write a story. Focus on the era and … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

“A story is not like a road to follow … it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Photo Prompt

Use this photo to write a story. Set a scene here, pick a particular shop or restaurant and begin a scene in there, create characters who are walking through these … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

“Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one’s luck.” – Iris Murdoch

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Photo Prompt

People are coming and going in an airport lounge, write a scene or a story that takes place here. Create a character who is waiting to board their flight, what … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

“The things that the novel does not say are necessarily more numerous than those it does say and only a special halo around what is written can give the illusion … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos.” – Mary Shelley

July 9, 2014 · Leave a comment
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