• What Do You Sacrifice for Your Writing?

    By on February 20, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 37 comments
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    20

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    Discussion questions: What pursuits and activities do you sacrifice for your writing? Who might you be and what might your life look like if you didn’t write? What pursuits do you follow *in addition* to writing, and how are you able to achieve a satisfying balance? Let me know in the comments. read more

    The Books That Stick With Us

    By on February 13, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 39 comments
    Feb
    13

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    Discussion questions: When you think about the books that have a long-lasting impact on you, what stands out about them? Do those books have anything in common? How do you work to create those same effects in your own writing? Let’s discuss in the comments.

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    One Writer: One Question

    By on February 6, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 67 comments
    Feb
    6

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    Discussion questions: You can choose one writer, dead or alive, and ask only one question. Who do you choose, what do you ask, and why? What kind of reply would you hope for? What does your choice of writer and/or question tell you about yourself as a writer? If your writer is alive, have you ever considered finding a way to ask him/her this question? read more

    Confessions of a Lapsed Writer

    By on January 30, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 101 comments
    Jan
    30

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    Discussion questions: Are there days you don’t want to write? If so, is there any pattern to them, or trigger? Do you try to force yourself to write anyway? Do you feel guilty on days you don’t write? Where do you suppose that guilt comes from? read more

    Reading & Writing Goals: 2021

    By on January 9, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 66 comments
    Jan
    9

    Discussion questions: What are your literary goals for this new year? Whether tangible or intangible, let us know what you’re hoping to accomplish and how. And if you don’t have any–which I considered for myself–I want to hear about that, too. Let’s chat about 2021 in the comments below.  read more

    Prompt: Write About Winter

    By on December 5, 2020 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 74 comments
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    5

    Discussion questions: Write about winter. If you’d like, use any of the following questions for inspiration: What are you doing to prepare for the coming winter, as a writer and in general? Are you looking forward to it or are you dreading it (or both)? What are your biggest hopes and fears for the coming winter? And how do you feel about winter in general? What are some of your favorite winter memories? What has been your best winter as a writer, and why?

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    Your Year in Reading: 2020

    By on November 14, 2020 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 57 comments
    Nov
    14

    Discussion questions: Have you hit your 2020 reading goals, if you made any? Did you read anything that moved you? Do you have any titles you want to recommend to me and your fellow WriteByNighters? Let me know below.

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    Prompt: Write About a Scare

    By on October 17, 2020 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 37 comments
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    17

    Discussion questions: Write about a scare. What has been the scariest moment of your life? Have you ever had a near-death or near near-death experience? A medical scare? A particularly creepy visit to a haunted house? What’s the scariest piece of literature you’ve ever read? The scariest thing you’ve seen on a screen? Go to the comments to share your scariest moments. read more

    “Stay Connected to That Part of Yourself”: Q&A With M.E. Solomon

    By on October 10, 2020 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 44 comments
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    10

    Discussion questions: What’s the oldest writing project you consider to still be in-progress? What makes a “real” writer? When it comes to feedback, what’s more important, quantity or quality? What do you do to “stay connected” to the writer within you on days you can’t work on your project, or can’t write at all? Random, I know, but it’ll make sense soon. Answer as many as you’d like in the comments.

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    Prompt: Write About a Scent

    By on October 3, 2020 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 64 comments
    Oct
    3

    Discussion questions: Write about a scent. Something from your past that triggers a memory and the feelings/thoughts/images it summons. What do you smell right now? What is your favorite smell? In what ways do you use scent in your fiction? Your nonfiction? read more


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