• Must Your Characters Be Likeable?

    By on April 3, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 66 comments
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    3

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    Discussion questions: Should fiction writers create only characters that readers will like? If we write unlikeable characters, does it mean we’re writing unlikeable books or stories? As a reader, do you need to like a character in order to enjoy a book? Can you relate to or identify with an unlikeable character and therefore still enjoy the book? Do you even prefer unlikeable characters? Let’s talk about it in the comment.

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    Author Biographies: Yea or Nay?

    By on March 20, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 44 comments
    Mar
    20

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    Discussion questions: Do you read biographies of your favorite authors? What do you get out of them as a reader? What do you get out of them as a writer? Do you have a favorite? If you (like me) don’t read author bios, why not? If you had to read one, which writer would you choose? If someone wrote your biography, what would you want its title to be?! In the comments below, let us know all of this and whatever else is on your mind.  read more

    5 Reasons for Publishing Your Writing

    By on March 13, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 50 comments
    Mar
    13

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    Discussion questions: What are some of the factors that motivate you toward publishing your writing? read more

    Will You Always Be a Writer?

    By on February 27, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 91 comments
    Feb
    27

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    Discussion questions: Do you think you’ll always be a writer? Will a writer always be a writer, even if he or she stops writing? When (and how) did you decide to be a writer? Share your experiences in the comments. read more

    What Do You Sacrifice for Your Writing?

    By on February 20, 2021 Posted in ABCs of Writing     Comments 41 comments
    Feb
    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 42 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 72 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 103 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
    Dec
    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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