What’s their story?

Do you have a story in search of a character? Or are you looking for a “throw-back” idea to explore? If you’re into sci-fi or fantasy, here is a round-up of some interesting characters to build on. 10 Public Domain Characters That Are Overdue For A Reboot http://io9.com/10-public-domain-characters-overdue-for-a-reboot-1680918010

Take it from The Bard

Shakespeare has used most of the “basic” plots in one form or another. And plenty of writers have borrowed from his stories and his lines. No reason to stop now. Here are a few examples to spark your imagination. 12 Titles Inspired by Shakespeare Phrases http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=61142

She writes in beauty like the night …

Do you admire particular writers? Do you wish you could write as they do? Have you ever consciously studied what they do? Broken down their technique by the line, the phrase, the word? Here’s a discussion of beautiful writing that could help you make your own study of what others have done well. Consider keepingContinue reading “She writes in beauty like the night …”

Adapt your schedule

If you have a deadline for a project, and time for a book leave, here’s one way to knock out a book in a relatively short time. If you can’t take six weeks off, there are still several tips worth considering for your writing schedule. Book-Writing Productivity Hacks http://uk.businessinsider.com/book-writing-productivity-hacks-2015-1