Word Association Story

A Pen In Each Hand

通过海狸

创建字的大杂烩。写随机单词在纸条上或从旧杂志剪贴它们并将它们放在一个容器中,以借鉴。这将是一个良好的写作组或课堂活动,因为每个人将有助于不同的词来摸彩袋,没有人会知道抽签是何时会发生什么。

Alternatively, use one of these random word generators:

  • 随机字发生器(选项:生成单词的数量不受限制;包含/排除重复的单词)
  • 随机字发生器(选项:1-8生成随机单词;点击/拖曳方式重新编排的话,双击以换出一个字一个新的)
  • 随机字发生器(options: generate 2-10 random words; temporarily save words you like to a list)
  • 随机字发生器(选项:在时刻产生一个字)
  • 随机字发生器(options: generate unlimited number of words; choose first and/or last letter; choose number of syllables or letters)

Draw one word and writethe first sentence that comes to mind用这个词。(就像一个词语联想游戏,但字➡️句子而不是单词➡️字。)重复9次,所以你一共有十个句子的。

写使用所有十个句子一个故事。这些句子可以被重新排列(以任何顺序使用),但必须使用原样。原来的10个句子只是一个起点,添加你需要填写并完成的故事很多。

如果你做这个练习为一组,读故事大声一旦他们完成。

另类组故事练习:After everyone has completed their 10 sentences, have one person start by choosing one of their sentences as the first sentence of the story. Go around the room in turn. Each person can either add a sentence to the story or pass when it comes to their turn. Stop when someone runs out of sentences. Read the completed story out loud.

混搭

A Pen In Each Hand

通过海狸

  1. Go to random.org and use theRandom Calendar Date Generator挑选2002年1月和本(离开周日未选中状态)之间的五次约会。
  2. 前往yabo live 并发现倒在第一步中生成的日期的提示。
  3. 使用所有5个提示在同一个故事。

Example (5 random dates and their corresponding prompts):

  1. 2002年2月5日:写一个惊喜会议。
  2. July 2, 2003: Write about a remedy.
  3. April 30, 2004: Write about magic.
  4. 2008年2月16日:他们必须一起走的方式。
  5. 2015年12月23日:“他谎称是一个科学家!”

A Creative Go-To

A Pen In Each Hand

通过Harpspeed

I remember on one occasion back in my undergrad days in a creative writing classroom I was expected to complete a writing exercise on the spot. I felt tired from a long day already spent at my day job and overwhelmed—being at my lowest creative moment of the day. Regardless, I had to write something. So while my peers were scratching and tapping away in their notebooks and keyboards, I was zeroing on a single topic along with some describing words, and whatever literary mechanisms my tired brain could muster up.

最后,我崩溃了,从段落和页面辅音和音节的分配。我很像定型司机驾驶的空烟雾和神奇最后抛锚了良好的发动机之前,使加油站。事实上,我惊讶自己具有创造力从我缺乏它的灵感源泉。三十分钟后,我共享的自由诗诗大约一个傍晚散步与我的狗。我在一个类似的场地年后借用了这个技术。我写了一篇关于多汁克莱门之前我曾食用分钟。成功取得了自由诗我正式去到创意攻。

所以,这里的东西,如果你遇上麻烦创意,不要难过或不堪重负。相反,认为不同。想想小。认为诗歌。你甚至可以考虑尝试短歌诗。这里的瘦:短歌诗起源于日本,是超过1200岁。它类似于俳句,但含有较多的音节以及比喻,拟人,比喻和。短歌诗包含五个行。绳扣的科目包括性质,季节和情绪。

这些例子我在网上找到:1] [2] [3] [4]。

从我的平凡图书摘录:在怀疑,恐惧和失败

绝对空白通过Theryn弗莱明(海狸)

我在开头在本系列的第一篇文章通过saying “By far the most popular article I’ve written for Toasted Cheese is ‘保持一个老生常谈的书’(见置顶帖子今天在侧边栏的证据;它总是在那里!)“。它仍然如此。当我收到了Pinterest的通知,十之八九的,它的有人喜欢或repinning那篇文章。(另外10%主要由人喜欢的东西我固定一个玩笑,哈哈。)

For this month’s article, I chose the theme of “doubt, fear, and failure” because I think all writers have experienced feeling like they have no idea what they’re doing, like everyone around them is more talented, like they’re writing and writing and writing and getting nowhere. If you’re feeling like an imposter, rest assured, you’re not alone. Every writer has been there at some point. Remember, everyone has their gameface on, and what they allow you to see does not reflect their own internal struggles.

Background Image: Andrew Hall (CC-by-nc-sa)

Background Image: Andrew Hall (CC-by-nc-sa)

When you start out on a career in the arts you have no idea what you are doing. This is great.谁知道他们在做什么的人都知道的规则,知道什么是可能的和不可能的。你不。你不应该。什么是可能的,在艺术上不可能通过谁没有通过超越他们测试的可能的边界人制定的规则。你可以。如果你不知道这是不可能做到这一点很容易做到。而且,因为没有人的做之前,他们还没有制定好规则,以阻止任何人再这样做,但。-尼尔盖曼{+}

什么是你的意见,新的作家呢?不要给狗屎。不要在意。书籍,直到最近,是很危险的:禁止,烧,看着。Write something dangerous. Say something you shouldn’t. Blow something up. But well.-Shalom Auslander{+}

不管怎样,我们真的想在一个艺术家的一致性?这是什么压力,以取悦于市场和艺术有吗?原创涉及风险和风险意味着失败的可能性。这就是伟大是如何诞生的。-罗伯特·麦克拉姆{+}

风险!冒任何风险!Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. —Katherine Mansfield{+}

I often need to remind myself that I need to hear failure out, because by failing at doing an easy thing, a groupthink thing, a thing one has been taught to do for one’s career, one might be encouraged to make or do or be something more original and true. Because没有作为一个艺术家是一个必要的事情,我希望我能更容易接受的事情。-丽贝卡·布朗{+}

I do worry a little that the modern age has taken the failure stage out of the creative process.Now if you can’t get your manuscript published, it’s because the publishers are cowards, can’t see your genius, and you can self-publish it (and then send out slightly crazed emails to critics).目前缺乏谦卑,未能认识到,在你的屁股被撞得到为你居然不错。-杰萨·克里斯平{+}

I was talking to my graduate class a bit … about how career writers—career anything, I suppose—are always having to list their shiny accomplishments, and how这将是这样一个伟大的救济某个时候写上去的反维塔,让人们看到它。这将是坦率的这样一个时刻背后的窗帘真理。所有你没有拿到奖项,所有的惊人期刊你的工作并没有被公布的,你被提名,但是,哎呀!-didn't真正赢得奖品不够好。Sigh. All the teaching innovations, trotted out with such high hopes, that failed miserably. And so on. How you sat at home on the sofa and muttered, “What’s the point?,” embarrassing yourself and boring your family members, who tiptoed quietly away. Revealing all the failures would be such a relief, such an exhale, such an “I’m nobody, who are you?” opportunity. —Joy Castro{+}

这是很痛苦的决定。这是痛苦的把你的财务状况看清楚,你的健康,你的人际关系。至少它的痛苦时,你有没有信心,你可以在这些领域确实有所改善。我不会为任何人说话,但我的大部分分心......可追溯至一个根深蒂固的恐惧,我可能无法最终获胜。-Ta-Nehisi Coates{+}

我刚开始读
我问你怎么能肯定
that what you write is really
任何好处都没有,他说你不能

you can’t you can never be sure
you die without knowing
无论是什么,你写的是什么好
如果你必须确保不写-威廉·斯坦利·默温{+}

o“我认为最定义特征f a writer”—I found myself saying to a friend the other day, when she asked my thoughts on the teaching of writing—“I mean the difference between a writer and someone who ‘wants to be a writer,’ is a high tolerance for uncertainty.” …It’s hard to write well. But it may be even harder to simply keep writing; which, by the way, is the only way to write better.-Sonya Chung{+}

[M]y internal life as a writer has been a constant battle with the small, whispering voice (well, sometimes it shouts) that tells me I can’t do it. This time, the voice taunts me, you will fall flat on your face.每一件写我的曾经完成- 无论是小说,一本回忆录,文章,短故事或评论 -已经开始的绝望和别的东西之间的摔跤比赛,其他的一些品质,所有的作家,如果他们继续下去,必须具备。-丹尼·夏皮罗{+}

“[T]帽子一种自我的怀疑和你所描述的自卑是创作过程的一部分正好。”这是一个启示给我,说those terrible feelings actually signaled that I was IN the creative process and not that I was failing at it.-Michelle Huneven{+}

[我] n的我认为一个作家是一个作家,不是因为她写得很好,容易,因为她有惊人的天赋,因为一切她确实是金。在我看来一个作家是一个作家,因为即使是没有希望的,即使你什么都不做节目承诺的迹象,你继续写呢。-朱诺·迪亚斯{+}

然而,很多有才华的人缺乏的是保持在外部的报酬非常少或不存在持续的能力。...Every writer gets rejected, sometimes over and over. But the ones who only have potential stop submitting (or just stop writing) somewhere along the way. They get discouraged and feel beat down. And then, before you know it, they’ve become someone who used to be a writer. Or someone who wanted to be a writer. —Chris Guillebeau{+}

[写书是]非常困难。但这样失去30磅或学习法语或者自己种的蔬菜或为马拉松训练...尽管人们很容易保持在MUSE定向创造力的闪闪发光的纱布包裹书面了这个想法,这只是另一种类型的工作,一个需要奉献,承诺,时间和必要的工具。-玛丽·麦克纳马拉{+}

I discovered that, by spending a long time on a short story, I could make it pretty good. But all around me, people were turning in truly terrific short stories and saying, “Oh, I wrote it the night before I turned it in.” There was so little talk of process back then,我真的以为我在那里他的作品通过一个丑陋的阶段去的唯一作家。多年来,我还以为深耻,我是个骗子,顶着真正优秀的人才。我花了大约二十年,实现他们在撒谎,和公正铠装自己的批评来了,假装不被作为投资的工作,因为他们。-Michelle Huneven{+}

“A novel is a work of a certain length that is somehow flawed,” a wise critic once said—and as I was told during the first few weeks of my MFA program.To write a novel, and see to it through from the first word to the 150,000th, you have to be willing to embrace the idea that every once in a while your prose is going to be, for lack of a better word, more prosaic than it would be otherwise.为什么?由于获得读者通过150000个字让它(我最后的长度,和你的平均健壮小说的长度),你需要这个笨重,缺乏吸引力,但很功利的事情叫做阴谋。-赫克托·托巴尔{+}

是什么在你的头上似乎是无限的比你终于得到了网页上的丰富。我想这就是为什么有些人从来没有真正得到书写完成。他们有一本书在他们头上的一个梦想,而每一次尝试把它写下来感到贫困。所不同的使用来打扰我,直到我想到的权衡是什么。该book in your head may be the platonically ideal book you could write, while the book you do write may seem a poor beast indeed, Caliban to your ideal book’s Prospero. But the book you write is real.而当你完成,你可以在你的手中持有它。-Richard Rhodes{+}

我担心排异反应,但不会太大。真正可怕的是不排斥,但不会出现在你的生活有足够的时间来写你在你的故事。所以每次我把在邮件中一个新的时间,我知道我又殴打致死。-Ray Bradbury{+}

“身为作家的特殊性,”[Joan] Didion说,“是整个企业涉及打印看到一个自己的话说的凡人羞辱。”...然而even worse than publication, she says, is the risk that something unfinished will be published.-阿德里安娜LaFrance{+}

组织情节在线

绝对空白By Stephanie Lenz (Baker)

去年的这个时候,我写了邪恶的女性作家,恐怖小说大赛由恐怖成瘾者赞助的故事。除了时间参数,其翻译字数和需要来记录我的播客的故事,我不得不利用已分配给我的元素:设置,兽(来自中国的黄道十二宫),一个祝福,诅咒。我很幸运地在新奥尔良一个故事设定,完整的巫术药水和灰皮诺,灰皮诺袋,狂欢节期间。我不是很确定的山羊。

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我开始通过思想工作,而无需编写得多。在纸质笔记本,我记下了阴谋的想法,但除了人物速写什么也没有走到一起。我做了老南灵歌,现场爵士音乐表演,和早期蓝调唱片的播放列表,并发挥它,而我更多地了解了巫术和法语区的研究地图。我向谁愿意住在新奥尔良的朋友;我在路易斯安那州度过的唯一一次是在巴吞鲁日儿时的访问家庭。

正如我在网上浏览,我被夏加尔的画,内容是山羊的启发,新奥尔良的架构(包括圣路易斯公墓#1和梅泰里公墓墓葬),以及卡特里娜飓风后社会的故事。我书签我找到了联系,但我的许多灵感只是图像,所以我想出了建立一个私人的想法Pinterest的板什么我发现迄今。董事会帮我安排,我的图片设置,缩小我的很多想法成为一个可行的故事。故事来到了投票之后,我做了Pinterest的板公众,其中包括一个链接。

Stephanie’s “The Gray Girl” Pinboard

Creating a Pinterest board as a modern “idea book” worked so well for me that I’ve done it again and am currently gathering ideas for a new project. If you’re a visual person, if you like to organize online, or if you get a story idea on the go and you’d like to have an app for that, you might like to create boards like these.

什么是这一切的Pinterest的东西吗?

我认为Pinterest是一个很大的软木板。一些不太le think of it like a scrapbook or notebook. Early adopters used Pinterest to gather and save recipes, knitting patterns, or ideas for weddings. It’s basically a visual blog that lets you link to content via images. Whereas platforms like Tumblr allow you to use text only, you must use images or videos on Pinterest. If the page you want to pin to doesn’t have an image, you can add an image of your choosing and then link it as you choose.

创建管脚很简单。如果有一个页面上的图像或视频,你几乎总是可以用别针把它(甚至GIF格式)。您可以创建自己的图像,并将其上传到您的主板。不要惊讶地看到自己创建的映像回来找你(mine did)。

If you want to pin a page and there’s no image, you can upload any image and put the URL of the page you want to pin into the link box (use your computer to do this instead of the Pinterest app).

How can I use it?

有很多的方式,没有被正确或错误。您的主板(S)可以是公共的或私人的,个人或团体保持。你可以有一个板或多个(子板尚未公布)。

现在的问题就变成了:“那我脚?”以下是编写专用板的一些基本的想法,这通常可以用于或者为特定项目:

  • Story (plot ideas, research)
  • Character (inspiring images, clothing, traits)
  • Setting (architecture, landscapes, rooms)
  • 主题
  • How-to graphics (plotting, character creation)
  • 提示(这些是最丰富的类型的引脚之一)
  • Favorite books and journals
  • 写作建议
  • 演习
  • 工作表
  • 发电机(字符的名称,特征,提示)
  • 用品
  • 挑战
  • 隽语名言(文字,书籍,人物,笑话)

Does this look familiar? It should if you have a “writing” folder among your bookmarks. Clearing out your bookmarks is a great way to get started using Pinterest as your central writing resource.

斯蒂芬妮的写作插件板

我没有把Pinterest的,但我读到这里,

You can use other apps in the same way, taking advantage of their particular features. Tumblr might be less visual (depending on the template you use) but if you like searching your own collection via tags or recycling and repurposing ideas from other users, it might be more to your taste. Whereas Pinterest limits you to 500 characters on a pin, Tumblr will let you write and post an entire story (without the need for images). You’re not going to find explicit adult content at Pinterest. Meanwhile it’s plentiful at Tumblr, which can be useful if you’re writing erotica or using other adult inspiration for your story. Tumblr has settings that can keep adult content off your dashboard if you choose.

我不断的Evernote上我的设备,因为我从来不知道什么时候我会听到的对话我想保存或名称我想使用。它取代我从高中开始就进行旧记事本,还有记笔记的“我会在我的手臂记这个”方法。

我喜欢Pinterest的,因为我的视觉和我喜欢与吸引我的注意的小图像在单页上有不同的一切我每次访问页面说。其他人可能有故事创作的一个既定的系统,但需要与组织编写时间帮助。

给我比其他Pinterest的一些选项

你可以用它来创建您的在线想法本书的其他平台包括:

  • tumblrWordPress的Blogger和其他传统的博客应用
  • Evernote的OneNote中(这些都是类似的计划。像Pinterest的,Evernote的剪辑在线内容和效果最好的一个应用程序。OneNote的是更好的PC和是一个组织迷的梦想)
  • 在stapaper(syncs across devices; use with friends)
  • Thoughtboxes(think Post-Its in folders)
  • Licorize(you can transfer your Delicious links; has an “add” button for browsers)
  • Bundlr(has a paid “ad-free” version)

Check these out and see which works for your purposes. When browsing apps like these, think of how, when, and where you’ll use them. Many are listed as “productivity” apps, designed for balancing work and personal life. As a creative person, you’ll discover new ways to use them to organize not just your writing life but also your writing projects.

Writing Inspiration Boards

A Pen In Each Hand

贝克

  1. 创建一个“写” Pinterest的板(又名“通知板”)。用它来激励/搞笑语录,指向喜爱的书籍或作者,笑话,漫画,提示,工作表和文章(就像我们2015年5月AB)。
    1. 相反Pinterest的,尽量的tumblr或文章中的其他平台的一个建议
  2. Create a Pinterest board for a project you’re working on or one you have an idea for. If the idea is all you have, find an image to represent your idea and work from there. If someone else has previously pinned your image, you’ll get a notice about it when you pin. Follow the links and find further inspiration.
  3. Begin to create a character by imagining her pinboard and making it. What do her pins say about her? What do her pins reveal that she doesn’t want people to know? What does she try to say with the things that she pins? Make notes right in the description of the pin.
  4. Pinterest的prompt: in the search bar, type something you ate or drank as part of last night’s meal. Click on the name of the pinner of the first result; doing that will take you to the pinboard where you can find the pin. From that pinboard, click on the board owner to see her other boards. Use her board titles as a basis to create a character, story, or poem. If there aren’t enough boards to work with, go back to the recipe results and try a different pinner.

斯蒂芬妮的写作插件板

摘录我的老生常谈书:在不写

绝对空白通过Theryn弗莱明(海狸)

By far the most popular article I’ve written for Toasted Cheese is “保持一个老生常谈的书”(见置顶帖子今天在侧边栏的证据;它总是在那里!)。正如我现在的文章,几年中提到的,我已经在我的博客收集的报价,很多这些报价都是写作有关。因此,对于这个月的一篇文章的主题铸造什么时候,它发生,我认为谁感兴趣的commonplacing的入门指南一样的人也可能在一些我把我的内容感兴趣。

我决定,涉及到一个特定主题的办法了“一个主题引号”和拉行情。It turns out I’ve collected a lot of writing quotes, so there will likely be future articles on other themes, but for this month’s article, I chose the theme of “not writing”—a subject that seems to be of universal concern to writers. If you wrote fewer words in 2014 than you intended to—this one’s for you. Take heart. Not-writing is as much a part of the writing process as placing words on the page. If you’re in writing drought right now, remember the writing life is a cycle. One day the words will begin to flow again. Trust.

Background image: Mitchell Joyce/Flickr (CC-by-nc)

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Writing is hard—writers say this all the time, and I think probably only other writers believe it. But it’s not nearly as hard, in my experience, as not writing.在我应该待写作多年,我想到了我的小说的所有时间。越来越多,这些都是不快乐或满足的想法。......我在一个小的恐慌攻击之中醒来一晚。这是不寻常的我在半夜醒来,着急又害怕,我一直都知道恐慌的根源的时候了。但它是罕见的我重睡的丈夫在同一时间醒来。而不是安慰他,让他回去睡觉,我告诉他赤裸的,谦卑的真理。我告诉他,如果我没有完成我的小说,我想我的未来的幸福可能处于危险之中。他擦了擦眼睛,打了个哈欠,说:“好吧。我们来看看如何做到这一点。”它没有在一夜之间发生,但我的生活的潮流转移。 —Susanna Daniel{+}

研究创意的性质表明,人们谁一贯拿出更多的创造性和创意不一定天生天才,也不一定比其他人更聪明。然而,它们能够承受的心理不适一定水平的。它的工作原理是这样的:当我们的大脑都带有一个问题,任何问题我们稍感焦虑。当我们解决一个问题,我们的大脑释放内啡肽,使我们感觉良好。所以,我们必须解决的一个问题,我们经常与第一个答案,我们想出了,因为感觉好(字面),以找到一个解决办法跑!但人谁愿意看到第一个解决方案,然后将其放在一边,即延迟内啡肽高while they continue to search for another answer, and another, and another…until they have compared all possible solutions and then chose the best option—and run with it—consistently come up with much more interesting, creative solutions.-莫莉闲置{+}

Not writing is important: it’s restorative.以从工作休息也是一个部分的工作。没有人真正谈论的是一个作家的那部分,我知道为什么他们不这样做。太可怕了。当我写,我觉得自己插入和通电和同步。但是,当我不写,我觉得它。我有非常真实的恐惧,我将永远无法再次曾经写什么。当你看僵,树木枝条暗在冬天,是不是很难想象这样的树郁郁葱葱所有和全叶?但是冬天发生。然后,春天来了。-Sarah Selecky{+}

邮政意见书教的作家,这个职业是不是短跑。Writing is a series of marathons separated by long respites, where we regain breath and build strength.It is time for writers to slow down again, so that our performance in the next race can be better, more meaningful, and if we are lucky, closer to the eternal, mysterious rewards of art. —Nick Ripatrazone{+}

许多成功的作家发表在我听到的会议面板上的谈话让这听起来好像他们正在编写的机器,因为如果他们没有在年内,以书面采取了一天假。我的成功作为一个作家的部分不写。如果我没有用了这么多年的教学和阅读和编辑等作家的作品,我相信我不会是作家,和人,我的今天。有无数种方式是用大写W上的作家,就像有无数种方式来讲述一个故事。-朱莉娅·菲耶罗{+}

有一些在[谜团佩内洛普·菲茨杰拉德的]生活,沉默和默默无闻的地区。其中一个有“迟到”的事情。如何起步晚的多,真的是她?她总是在接受采访时说,她开始写了第一部小说(金童)来招待她的丈夫,德斯蒙德·菲茨杰拉德,当他病了。但是,像许多她告诉采访的事情,也有一些是有点太简单了这一点。...该re is a poignant note inside the back cover of her teaching notebook for 1969, a long time before she started to publish: “I’ve come to see art as the most important thing but not to regret I haven’t spent my life on it.” Yetthe conversations she was having with writers in her teaching books show that she was always thinking about art and writing: they show how the deep river was running on powerfully, preparing itself to burst out.-赫敏李{+}

我认为有这么说你有更多一点的说,你经历的生活的情况下。我的意思是,明明有谁写的20岁出头的精彩书的人。......但我认为那些人是例外。在大多数情况下,我认为一个人应该让这些东西成熟。这已经不是什么坏事,你已经经历了一丝生命的气息后开始写作生涯。-亚历山大·麦考尔·史密斯{+}

我有一个博客,但我不这样做正确。月去了,甚至多年没有我写。然后,突然我写了很多。其他人......其他人正常博客。......我不天天写博客的原因是因为我慢。... [U] NTIL我已经想通的事情了,我迷路了。生活对我来说是树叶吹倒退。如果我尝试在博客上写下它,我只是从空中抢。我不得不等待,直到我清楚的叶子。该n I can look back and see what pattern they’ve been making, and their colours, and the fineness of their outlines. Other people are not lost at all. The precision of people who can blog all the time. It startles me, that clarity of leaves. —贾克琳莫里亚蒂{+}

Vertical writing … values depth over breadth. Stories are written when they are ready to be written; they are not forced into existence by planning or excessive drafting. … vertical writing seeks to dig into the page, to value the building of character and authenticity over the telegraphing of plot. … Vertical writing is no less work, but it is better work, work at the right time.它需要耐心愿意等待的故事,觉得准备写的,还有注意和重视必要的居住故事曾经孕育。-Nick Ripatrazone{+}

总的来说很棒的写作从所有战争有限公司mes a good time afterwards, when a person has had the time to let material develop and form itself, so that it’s not rhetorical. So that it’s not so heavily autobiographical. … It’s a bit like writing about cancer; there needs to be time. You need to find a way to transcend the tendency to put in every little detail. Just because it felt so important, it may not be important to the reader. And需要时间的想象来发挥作用,以做工用料,to shape a story that may not be wholly in the real world, but only partly. —蒂姆·奥布莱恩{+}

南希斯洛尼姆Aronie“伟大的工作来之后来到之后,谈到没有工作后,糟糕的工作,良好的工作。记得秩序“。please do. —Irene Nam{+}

What I forget, though, and what I am trying here to remember, is that工作没有得到完成。不是每一天,就像写作老师推荐。即使是每星期。但不变的是,无论我走到哪里,我写的,just as inevitably I forget about having written, and subsequently worry. —亚历克斯·加洛 - 布朗{+}

该time we have alone, the time we have in walking, the time we have in riding a bicycle, is the most important time for a writer.从打字机逃脱是创作过程的一部分。你必须给一个潜意识的时间去思考。真正的思维总是发生在潜意识层面。-Ray Bradbury{+}

我们的一些最有创意的工作被停机 - 觉醒从午睡做,散步,在淋浴做白日梦。(作家是特别干净。)停机时突破性的理念传递给我们,偶然有,当昨天的堵塞莫名其妙来了畅通。That’s because we treated ourselves to a little boredom and cleared our brains of the sludge of information. Try it. —William Zinsser{+}

我常想,我需要广泛的开放日,整洁小时到达重要的创作完成工作。有时候,这是事实。但I’ve also learned that perhaps more important than what happens when I’m staring at the page is what happens when I’m not. How I chew on the idea in my downtime.My subconscious must know about the deadline—needs it, even—and works feverishly to pull it all together. Perhaps it’s even a pipe dream to imagine having something done early enough to bask in its finished glory with a glass of wine. And maybe that’s not even the point—writing is work and the furious finish is part of the process。-S。霍普米尔斯{+}

所以,你在写作干旱

A Pen In Each Hand

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What to do until the words return? Here are some suggestions:

  1. 去散步(或别的东西,你拿外)。作家花弯腰驼背键盘了太多的时间在室内。如果你认为你的写作,太好了。如果不是,这是确定了。新鲜空气将有利于你的大脑不管。
  2. 读!相反,把自己打倒在非书写的无奈,把它放在一边,拿起了一本书。如果这是一本好书,它会激励你。如果它是一本坏书,好了,愤怒是一种强大的推动力。如果你在一个长期的写作干旱是,创建一个阅读项目(从每个字母一本书一个星期,一个作者,从当年的畅销书你出生...),以保持自己占领。
  3. 停止钉住“如何创建一个老生常谈的书”你的Pinterest的文章,已经开始自己平常的书!它可以简单的开始一个新的董事会,并在其上钉扎了几个写的报价。这里的搜索让你开始。

什么约翰·沃森博士
Can Teach About Writing

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通过埃里卡L.鲁埃达斯(pinupgeek

“你把一切都从一个故事的角度,而不是作为一种科学的运动习惯致命毁了什么可能是一个启发,甚至古典一系列的示威。”-夏洛克·福尔摩斯,修道院农庄冒险

约翰·沃森博士是福尔摩斯的亚瑟爵士柯南道尔的故事和小说虚构的传记。华生医生(和他的创造者)总是纺演绎和推理的故事成如醉如痴维多利亚公共故事。甚至对他的朋友的批评,沃森继续写他的故事,而当福尔摩斯终于拿起笔写一个或两个他自己的故事,他不得不承认,对于他的一切分析的头脑,他必须创建一个故事感兴趣他的读者。

该Sherlock Holmes stories have inspired countless other fictional detectives and mysteries, and are still being rewritten and re-imagined, over one hundred years after their original publication. What is it about the stories penned by Dr. Watson and his creator that have made them last? Why do readers keep returning to them?

讲一个故事

首先,沃森是个讲故事的人。尽管霍姆斯可能倾向于把重点放在案件的科学,沃森知道他的读者想要的浪漫和激情,他给了他们这一点。在每一个故事,他画谁爬上十七步骤贝克街221B,从他们都穿着自己的情绪状态,当他们到达游客的照片。当一个呼吁采取行动的情况下,沃森没有拉扯拳打,给人一种危险的船追逐或紧张放样的详细帐目,以及与福尔摩斯的扣除额的刑事和解释的捕获显着的结论。

作为一个作家,让读者大画面以及小,让他们感受到的快感,浪漫,恐惧的情况下甚至是世俗。给他们足够的信息,看到他们的头现场,并让他们在他们的座位边,渴望翻开新的一页,以找出下一步会发生什么。

但don’t tell them everything. Sometimes what the reader can imagine is more interesting to them than what you can come up with. Watson often referred to other cases, dropping tantalizing clues to stories that were never published or giving just enough hints so that his contemporary readers could try to puzzle out the real-life counterpart to a client or villain. You may know about everything that happens in your world, but you don’t have to present it all to the reader. Drop a reference here and there, and let your reader imagine the rest.

多产

沃森博士暗示在他的故事中许多未发表的病例。一个他给,为什么他从来没有公布他们的理由是,结果是太平凡或不令人满意,以提供给他的读者感兴趣。即使他忠实地记录了他的同伴的冒险中的每一个,他小心翼翼地拿起他选择发布的故事,分享只有他知道会做出好故事的人。

不是每一个你写的故事或小说将是一个杰作。他们中有些人会有不令人满意的结局,其他人将有枯燥的文字,更将只是停止,没有结局。每一个作家有几个,只是没有工作的故事,不管是什么。然而,这并不意味着你不应该试图写它。你写的每一个字是下一个做法,即使是一块永远看不到光明的一天,你仍然有更好的写东西的做法。但是,你有什么与所有这些未公布的故事呢?

Watson had a tin dispatch box in the bank vault at Cox & Co., where he kept all of his case notes. Create a special place for all of your work, whether it be a folder on your computer’s desktop or a special box in your closet. Instead of leaving them there, though, make a regular date with yourself to go through them and handpick the best ones to polish and send out into the world.

创建持久的特点

Dr. Watson not only created an intriguing star for his stories, but a standout supporting cast. Most readers can immediately recognize the rat-like, unimaginative Inspector Lestrade and the long-suffering landlady Mrs. Hudson, who in turns worried over and was antagonized by her eccentric tenant. Even the smaller characters, such as The Woman, Irene Adler, who once intrigued Holmes with her cleverness and is often cast as his love interest, or the nefarious Professor Moriarty, the shadowy spider behind London’s criminal scene, have their own unique personalities and quirks that make them memorable.

您的每一个角色都应该有一个故事。为了您的主角,这意味着写一个历史他们。发生了什么事件,人物的生活是他们得到的地步,你开始你的故事吗?读者可能永远不会看到历史,但请记住,每个字符是对自己演出的明星。

With your background and one-scene characters, you don’t have to create as elaborate backstories, but have an idea for what they want out of their lives, and out of their interactions with your story. Writing a character with no purpose to his or her life will make for a flat character. Give them a purpose for their own fictional life. By giving each of your characters a reason for existing, you make them more real and more memorable to your reader.

住你自己的冒险

沃森博士不仅是福尔摩斯的传记。通常情况下,他被发现旁边霍姆斯在厚厚的危险,经常伸出援手或他信赖的服务左轮手枪在犯罪的捕获提供帮助。他不只是写的冒险;他住他们,他的观点给了他的故事更感兴趣的读者。

作为一个作家,你不能把所有的时间都在你的办公桌想象。有时候,你必须走出去融入世界,并有一个冒险。你并不总是有写你知道什么,而是你将很难有什么样,如果你没有几次冒险现在,然后写。虽然围绕以下是世界上唯一的咨询侦探可能是不实际的,甚至安全,有很多你可以做,通过刚刚走出你的大门开始。体验生活,然后回家写一下吧。

最终的投票结果

导师三月:
作家谁激励我们

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通过Theryn弗莱明(Beaver

在流行的Twitter主题标签的精神#按照周五(#FF)和#WriterWednesday(#WW),我们为您带来#MentorMarch,其中烤奶酪编辑分担一些工作的作家谁是目前激励yabo亚搏体育我们的。不局限于任何一个流派,列表跨度写作的频谱,其中包括小说家,非小说作家,儿童作家,编剧,记者,评论家,博客作者,诗人,散文家和,其中不乏multihyphenates。

Add your own inspirations on Twitter using the #MentorMarch hashtag.

安娜乔治(经纪)

尼尔盖曼@neilhimself), 当然。他的博客和微博。他也是在Facebook上。他似乎很享受自己参与公共。

贾斯蒂娜·拉巴勒斯蒂尔@justinelavaworm)一书的作者How to Ditch your Fairy说谎者等等。她主要是一个年轻的成人作家,但我很喜欢她的丰富的情节和有趣的幻想写我自己。她相当广泛热议,但后来开发的腕管综合症,现在她倒她的大部分限制击键供应到她的下一本书。该blog archivesinclude quite a lot of excellent advice to up and coming writers.

查德·奥策尔@orzelc)has written a delightful popular science book calledHow to Teach Physics to your Dog和blogs at不确定原理。他还鸣叫。它很高兴看到有人谁其实可以解释现代物理学的微妙之处(量子力学,与第二本关于相对论的作品)的人,这样做。

Lisa Olson (Boots)

Wil Wheaton@wilw)。除了是极客的国王,他其实是一个作家。我发现他的博客会哄,步入正轨,和娱乐。他的三部小说(赤脚跳舞沉没的宝藏只是一个怪胎)are on my “to-read” list.

费利西亚·戴@feliciaday)。不是作家,但剧本的作家。她是那种互联网连续的领跑者的(该Guild)和a total success at it. She’s also an actor. I love her blog and her tweets.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi@inkyelbows)。一本儿童读物作家,却充满了明智的建议,真棒漫画和各种奇妙的。她做在线漫画如会写巧克力和她出了一本书(我很无聊)由迈克尔·伊恩·布莱克因出在2012年写的。

Jayne Ann Krentz@JayneAnnKrentz)(aka Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle). A romance writer, I went through most of her Amanda Quick books. I loved第三圈层并看到妖兽寡妇is on my shelf. She had a blog in conjunction with some other romance writers, but it’s since gone defunct. Her website is still going—as is she.

And last, I follow all of theyabo亚搏体育烤奶酪编辑Beaver‘s tweets are usually really真棒作家或者只是一个良好的捧腹大笑。面包师傅总是歇斯底里,你不能弥补她写下了狗屎。Billiard总是甜蜜的,充满生机。

艾琳Bellavia(台球)

约翰·斯卡尔@scalzi)让我笑定期,但他也被称为让我哭泣。他提供了有关写作伟大的建议,和他曾经有一句名言贴培根他的猫。需要我多说?

梅格卡博特@megcabot)is endlessly entertaining. I love her sense of humor, her interaction with fans, and I am in awe of her productivity.

劳里·霍尔斯·安德森@halseanderson)一书的作者说话,正是我最喜欢的作家写今天的根本之一。我特别感谢所有她提供的教师资源。

Seanan McGuire@seananmcguire)。Full disclosure—Seanan is a good friend, but I’d follow her even if she wasn’t. Her dedication and work ethic are inspiring, and she frequently posts fantastic insight and advice. The fourth book in her October Daye series,晚日食,就出来了本月初。

Debbie Ridpath Ohi@inkyelbows)。黛比亦是朋友,她从来没有给我灵感。这不是夸张地说,她是我最喜欢的人之一,她的乐观和快乐是有传染性的。

阿曼达·马洛(贝尔曼)

洛伊丝麦克马斯特布约德is a huge inspiration in my writing life. Her characters are incredibly well-rounded, and so very, very human. She has set the characterization bar high, but it’s a goal worth striving for.

在Twitter上,我跟随的电视节目编剧真棒Castle,including the creator Andrew Marlowe (@AndrewWMarlowe和充分披露,是的,我们是亲戚)和他的妻子和老乡Castle作家特里·米勒(@TerriEdda)。当然,我跟随Richard Castle as well, but I will let Baker say more about him.

Judy Blume@judyblume)是我最喜欢的作家之一长大。愿我的孩子角色携带相同的真实性是她做的。

I also find a lot of inspiration and good advice from the various editing and query-critiquing blogs. My two current favorites areEvil EditorQuery Shark

我跟不少其他的作家,其中许多人已经在这篇文章中提到其他地方,和所有的人激励着我在这种或那种方式。

我将是失职,不提的影响,莎士比亚已经对我既作为一个人,作为一个作家。我一直没能身影然而哪些归因于他在Twitter上的许多账户其实都是他的,因为没有尚未被验证......

Theryn弗莱明(Beaver)

Roxane Gay@rgay)写short fiction,教英语和编辑PANKamongst other things. Last year she had six (six!) stories make the Million Writers Award Notable Stories list. All of that is amazing, but she makes my list because of her blog: a brilliant mix of writerly angst, personal confession, breathtaking storytelling—and reviews of terrible (so bad they’re good) movies.

塔亚里·琼斯@tayari)为一个小说家(她第三新颖银雀comes out this spring), acreative writing professor和导师初出茅庐的作家。她找到时间做所有这些事情本身就是一个灵感。我名单中所有的作家,我已经按照Tayari的时间最长,看了她的博客写作整个的全过程银雀我迫不及待地读它。

William Zinsser(生于1922年)是作者创作出色。You may have heard of him. What you may not know is that he blogs every Friday about “writing, the arts, and popular culture” at该American Scholar。He’s a fantastic storyteller and brings a unique perspective to a genre dominated by Gen-X and Millennial voices.

克里克莱尔@kcpicklemethis)写短篇小说,随笔和书评。她也是一个长期的博客(2000年10月!),其博客大多集中在图书,阅读和写作。在这个词的原始意义上的批评,她能够指出的缺陷没有被平均,并提供一致好评而不阿谀奉承。她的评论有双重善良的:他们不仅产生读审查书籍的兴趣,但引人入胜的阅读本身。

Elisa的Gabbert@egabbert)为一个诗人和博客。她写下了两本诗集,That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness(带凯瑟琳鲁尼)和法国退出。I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read of her poetry, but I喜欢她的博客的声音。在this interview,she says that she considers blogging as much of a form/genre as poetry—and it shows.

斯蒂芬妮·伦茨(贝克)

苏茜·布赖特@susiebright)。I’ve followed Susie personally and professionally for at least ten years, after getting my hands on the earlyHerotica选集。她的心情如此紧密地按照我自己,我不能遵循苏西我到处找她。我有一个集合,她编辑的亲笔签名(斯奎!),几个unautographed集合,以及,一个顽皮的措辞亲女人按钮发送由苏西自己。我找到了她的“如何写一个不堪入耳的故事”不只是写情色,但对于一般写短篇小说鼓舞。我发现她经常光顾Twitter和Facebook更新内容丰富,鼓舞人心的为好。她也可以定期上找到HuffPo; her most recent column is “How to Get Your Favorite Author to Visit Your Home Town。”

Roger Ebert@ebertchicago)I spend a disproportionate amount of time reading Roger Ebert every day. I’ve always read him and it never fails to surprise me how many people don’t think of Ebert primarily as a writer. His books are among my favorites, from his大电影列格式的集合(也可用线上) 至您的电影吮,his way with words has jived with my sensibilities (not to mention that we have similar taste, political opinions, etc.). Since losing his ability to speak, I’ve found Ebert’s ever-increasing proliferation of online writing still not enough to sate my thirst for his work. He tweets throughout the day, writes regular blog entries, and评论当前和经典影片。他还对Facebook。我已经订阅了艾伯特俱乐部(currently only $5 to subscribe, about to go up to $10 so get in while you can for $5) since the beginning and it’s so informative and fun that it takes me at least a day to savor everything in the weekly issue. I also own a rice cooker because ofthis

Richard Castle@WriteRCastle)不仅是一个有趣的作家,他是相当有个性。我跟着他主要是在Twitter上,因为他不是在Facebookmuch. I hope that’s because he’s working on another Nikki Heat book. I was a little late reading热浪但一旦我开始,我几乎无法把它放下。因为它似乎有很多混乱和作者“试图太硬”(和几乎没有足够的女性MCS)我不读了许多现代化的奥秘。城堡的悠闲的生活态度(和广泛的研究)从他的Twitter的饲料直接进入他的小说进行,这让他的文字读来引人入胜。另外,他是100%的可爱,所以我倾向于存储他的书面朝下的表。

最喜欢的作家/灵感我跟随包括已经提到尼尔盖曼,黛比里德帕思大井和TC编辑和贡献者。随意跟随我writing list

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