Weekend Writing Prompts: ALIEN APOCALYPSE

Apocalyptic fiction has been around since the origins of mythology. Modern recognizable stories started in the early 19th century and became mainstream after WWII since nuclear weapons brought global annihilation to public consciousness. A quick google reveals that the apocalypse genre can include all sorts of sub-genres and causes of mass destruction, such as a … Continue reading Weekend Writing Prompts: ALIEN APOCALYPSE

Dialogue Case Study: “Season of Storms,” from The Witcher Series

Dialogue may be one of the hardest things for a writer to perfect. When it comes to showing instead of telling, Andrzej Sapkowski is a master. In his books, dialogue is the primary source of storytelling--you can go pages without exposition, but the reader always knows exactly what's happening around the conversation. The characters have … Continue reading Dialogue Case Study: “Season of Storms,” from The Witcher Series

Weekend Writing Prompts: STRANGE HISTORY

History is a great place to find inspiration for writing, but it's even better when it's strange! Here are some bizarre stories from history that you can expand upon, based closely on the story or written with great artistic liberty. Make it funny, make it dark, make it yours. Poetry: Pope Gregory IX supposedly hated … Continue reading Weekend Writing Prompts: STRANGE HISTORY

Weekend Writing Prompts: INANIMATE OBJECTS

This weekend, let's talk a walk down a subtle subject path and explore the quiet things that exist around us. You can explore this via reflection on the importance of that object, anthropomorphize the object, create a fictional world for the object, or whatever you think would be an interesting take on it! These prompts … Continue reading Weekend Writing Prompts: INANIMATE OBJECTS