New Article: Writing from a prompt


Got a little sidetracked this morning.

Had a 9th grader ask me if I had any suggestions about how to write from a prompt.

Was a nice, literate email, and it asked about PROCESS, not if I could help with the actual homework.

So I added a new article to the site: How to Write Something Good from a Prompt

Because I figured:

  1. This is not the only person who’s ever been confronted by this issue
  2. If I’m going to figure out the directions, I might as well put them where anyone who needs them can find them.

And now… Mwah-hah-hah! Today’s HOUR OF FICTION begins. Just about finished with the revision of The Vipers’ Nest!

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By Holly

Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and indie-publish my new ones.

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5 years ago

That is breathtakingly concise and functional …

5 years ago

Those are very good reasons :). My first story sale came from prompt writing, as did several others, so it’s a good skill to have. I’ll check out the article as well, because you never know when you’ll learn something new. Yay for fiction time, though.

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