The Heart of Writing

Helping you to connect with the writer within

“To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words. Whoever writes English is involved in a struggle that never lets up … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Story Prompt

This prompt was taken from 642 Things To Write About by The San Francisco Writers’ Grotto: Write about two characters who have known each other a long time, and give … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

“If you show someone something you’ve written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’.” ― David Mitchell, Black Swan Green

July 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

Five Minute Poetry

This poetry exercise was taken from Take a walk until you find a tree you identify with, then write a poem using the tree as a metaphor for yourself … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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