Monthly Archives: June 2012
“… You generally start out with some overall idea that you can see fairly clearly, as if you were standing on a dock and looking at a ship on the ocean. At first you can see the entire ship, but then as you begin work you’re in the boiler room and you can’t see the ship anymore… What you really want in an editor is someone who’s still on the dock, who can say, Hi, I’m looking at your ship, and it’s missing a bow, the front mast is crooked, and it looks to me as if your propellers are going to have to be fixed.”
Creators Answer: What Art Would You Try Next? by Michael Roberts
Are you destined to create one type of art?
I’ve spent many years camping and I have to say, some of my best memories have centered around nightly campfires. With the strange sounds of the wilderness, and the shadows cast by flickering flames, one of my all-time favourite things to do was to get immersed in a great ghost story.
What is your favourite haunting tale? Write your own take on that favourite. Will you change the time, or place? Will you introduce a new villain or create a brand new creature that lurks in the woods?
Get creative and have fun! :)
“Make up a story… For our sake and yours forget your name in the street; tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show us belief’s wide skirt and the stitch that unravels fear’s caul.”
~Toni Morrison, The Nobel Lecture In Literature, 1993
Welcome to Writerzblox.net’s June 2012 Newsletter! This month we have some advice for new writers, as well as book recommendations, a monthly writing prompt, free wallpaper, tips, tricks and plenty of inspiration.
You are quietly playing your favourite video game when all of a sudden you lose consciousness. When you wake up, something just doesn’t seem right, actually things seem very wrong. All of a sudden, you make the realization that you have in fact woken up inside of the game! Write about your adventures and attempts to get back to your real world. Do you get shot at or do have to move around huge chess pieces?
Get creative and have fun!