365-Day Writer’s Block Workbook (Vol 2)
Volume 2 is now (22nd July 2013) available and based on a similar format to Volume 1 but three sets of five keywords per day – one set, two sets or for a real challenge, all three sets, to be included in your story or poem. Volume 2 is available exclusively to Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk (and other Amazon countries).
The introduction and first day read like this…
Welcome to ‘The 365-day Writer’s Block Workbook (Volume 2)’.
Writer’s Block is all too often the result of an author over-thinking, caught up with details and the task of planning ahead. Sometimes all that’s needed is to just write something to get the mind working.
As the title would suggest, this book provides you with inspiration for every day of the year. If you happen to pick up this book during a leap year then enjoy the day off!
Volume 1 contained over 1,000 sentence starts with information on points of view, tenses, and a tip a week. This volume contains three sets of five keywords per day, still with a tip at the end of each week, inspired by some of the given keywords.
The idea with keywords is to use them within your story (or poem). You can use them in any order and if want to tweak them, e.g. water to waterfall, then feel free to.
I have provided three sets per day so that at least (hopefully) one set will inspire you, but you can of course mix and match, and pick five out of the fifteen words… or more, or for a real challenge, use all fifteen.
My blog is morgenbailey.wordpress.com and email is email@example.com. I’d love to know how you get on, to hear from you with feedback on any of my eBooks, my writing, or anything writing-related. It’s what I do for a living (including teaching) and it never feels like ‘work’.
The intention of this book is to help when you’re stuck and if something you read here helps you further, and gets you writing, then my work is done.
- land, voice, tax, cartoon, font
- hair, press, palm, knotted, lilac
- execute, drive, interesting, sixties, connection
- kind, wonderful, chicken, yoghurt, after
- layer, clever, worry, toe, turn
- careful, laugh, hide, view, get
- stage, photograph, project, page, discover
- music, light, secret, bang, repeat
- plot, redden, super, path, cottage
- edge, egg, envelope, elephant, easel
- breath, merry, stand-up, private, blade
- smile, right, scarf, stare, enough
- twist, walk, wrong, pretend, hello
- money, great, sort, now, flower
- Glasgow, traffic, twenty, steam, poppy
- everyone, alright, close, tunnel, lies
- torch, pop, swallow, beige, snow
- mist, second, square, blue, half
- return, request, pay, don’t, stop
- electric, mild, explicit, hold, ill
- thing, try, thank, treat, thick
TIP OF THE WEEK: Day 6 prompts contains the word ‘pop’. It is the type of word that suggests the source of the sound that it described (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onomatopoeia for a full explanation). I would always recommend reading your writing out loud because you will not only spot mistakes easier but having onomatopoeic words make it more fun to listen to.
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I welcome items for critique for the online writing groups listed below:
Morgen’s Online Non-Fiction Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Novel Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Poetry Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Script Writing Group
Morgen’s Online Short Story Writing Group
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