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Writer’s Inspiration

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Look here every Saturday for a weekly writing exercise that will get you warmed up and inspired to return to your novel.  Who knows, it could turn out to be your next short story or even the next chapter of your novel!  When you complete the exercise, share it with us by posting it on our blog as a comment.

This week’s exercise:  Choices, Choices

Choose one:

a)      I’d like to be able to fly using my own powers

b)      I’d like to be able to make myself invisible

You now possess this super power for the story you are about to write. 

Start with:  It was just a teeny-weeny little lie

This week’s inspiration is taken from the book, The Write Brain Workbook, by Bonnie Neubauer.

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  1. Thanks for the comment Emily. It’s great to hear the perspective of a mystery novel reader. I do think you make a good point. In fact, I don’t reveal the villain until near the end of my novel. In one, I had the detective put some clues together at the last minute that revealed the antagonist to all except the amateur. I heightened the suspense by setting a time constraint that the detective needed to meet to keep the sleuth from becoming a victim.

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