Writing Exercise – Must Be Crazy For Me

Music has the power to inspire all areas of our lives. For me, music can evoke an emotion, resurrect old memories, and inspire new stories. For today's writing exercise I'm looking at an old favorite, "Must Be Crazy for Me," by Melissa Etheridge. And to add an extra layer of fun to the experience, I'm … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Must Be Crazy For Me

For the love of “book people”

Some women love books. Some love to read them. Some love to write them. There are other women, I'm sure, who don't love either. But I try to pretend they don't exist because thinking about a world without words...well, that makes me far too sad. Anytime someone so much as hints at maybe, possibly mentioning … Continue reading For the love of “book people”

Writing Exercise – Message in a Bottle

As promised, here's my weekly writing exercise. Today, I turned to a book that has been on our shelf for a while: 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition) by 826 Valencia. As implied by the title, it's a book of prompts that's meant for kids. The cool thing about kids? They're usually way … Continue reading Writing Exercise – Message in a Bottle

Writing Exercises (Or, three women and a camel walk into a donut shop)

The writerly brain is just like every other part of a person. The more you use it, the better it functions. With that in mind, I'm challenging myself and the rest of you as well, to do one writing exercise per week for a year. Writing exercises don't have to be elaborate to be effective. Myself, … Continue reading Writing Exercises (Or, three women and a camel walk into a donut shop)