Saturday, March 05, 2011

Writing inspiration

It's time for a writing inspiration roundup; all of these are from Writers' Rooms at The Guardian. (Go there: the pictures are interesting, too.)
Justin Cartwright:
I think the secret with writing is to do it every day. I have in this room more or less everything I need, from reference books to Post-it notes, so that I have no excuse for pencil sharpening. There is a small kitchen, where each day starts with an elaborate coffee ritual.
Alexander Masters:
There's no pattern about the way I write, except it's always the first thing I do. I wake up anywhere between 4am and 10am, depending on the merriments of the night before or if a dream jolts me, then scribble, type or slash through yesterday's work till I start to feel a little sick from not eating.
Miranda Seymour:
I don't start writing until I've done the research and got an idea pretty clear. When I sit down here, with my laptop, I've got my work pared down to a bunch of typed notes and a page of scribbles about the way the chapter or piece might take shape. It doesn't always take that shape, but I like the reassurance.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Fw: March Reverb Creative Prompt + Resources!

FYI ~ on the grounds that you can never have too many writing prompts and that sharing is better than hoarding. Some interesting writing ones and a scaffolding for publishing / sharing them. Although some have yielded surprising responses, they can run a tad to the life-coach/saccharine for my tastes... Then again every year of the 6 I've done NaNoWriMo, I write something dystopian.  
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Hello Reverb community -
It's March -- and we're happy to be delivering to you a prompt and other resources in this new month. If you haven't already done so, you can connect with us on Twitter: @reverb10
What You Have to Say:
"Yay! So happy to see you back in my Inbox!" - Anita
"Thanks so much for continuing this project...I love it and have given it to my teachers to use with our students as a warm up writing assignment..." - Debra
"In love with your Feb email. So excited to have a direction again for writing. Looking forward to the monthly adventure #reverb11" - Amanda
March Prompt:
If March 2011 was your last month to live, how would you live it?
This prompt is yours to use as you like: answer it as-is on your blog, take a series of photos that represent your response, get out finger paints and go crazy, write a poem, or reflect privately in your journal. Be as creative or as simple in your response as you see fit. Share on Twitter, Delicious or Flickr with the hashtag "#reverb11" so others can find your response.
Reflect & Manifest Tools:

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