Tag Archives: creative writing

Write On! Get Un-Stuck Through These Simple Prompts

Although Nike popularized the notion of “Just Do It,” the principle of getting going—and getting out of your own way in the process—cuts across so many aspects of life. In writing, one of the best ways to “just write it” is to begin with a prompt. It’s sort of the brainstorming equivalent of jumping jacks, […]

Wildcat Winning Streak Illustrates Ease, Effectiveness of Passage-of-Time Storyline Hooks

Over the years, as I have hired people to work on client projects, one of the quickest ways I can weed out weak story-tellers from the strong is to see what they do with “a layup.” In other words, when there’s an easy shot at exploring a creative way to tell a story, does the […]