This week in writing prompts – life is elsewhere

That moment when you realise you are utterly alone. You reach to hold a hand that isn’t there, and cast about then and see only strangers. WTN #promptoftheday: They were gone. Describe the moment a character realises he or she is lost, then.. https://t.co/wCkOsh7gPl #amwriting — Matt Zandstra (@inflatableink) September 18, 2017 The nice thing […]

Write This Now! – Questions to Ask About Your Scene

These questions are designed to help you define the essence of a scene you are writing or rewriting.

They ask you to consider the function and structure of the scene, the event, the emotional pulse. […]

Write This Now! – The Five Act Structure Questions

This exercise is adapted from John Yorke’s excellent book Into the Woods in which he discusses the five act structure and how it can be used manage a story’s tension and the development of its protagonist. It’s a great way of warding off the ‘saggy middle’ to which the more traditional three act structure can be prey. […]