Writer’s Block Broke

The synopsis for the third Vineyard Pleasures Series novel has been done for months. So has another full outline of another novel and several other lengthy summaries I intend to write.

They’ve sat collecting metaphorical dust in my Mac—scenes swirling around in my mind like dust cloud induced nightmares, clawing at my thoughts to take form and flow from my fingertips.

But today…today I began to write again after an epic stint in the stagnant hell of writer’s block.

I cultivated a moment the old fashioned way—pen and paper.

My vision—a crackling bonfire, their laughter slipping into the crisp wind like raindrops pelting against the sea, the campsite canopied by ancient stars swirling above them in an orderly procession, an expedition just beginning, his intrigue, her willingness to share….

The scene wrapped around another story that captured my own imagination once upon a time. My words tumbled out of the void, and I was able to write them down. Finally.

{Exhale}

Prompt Me: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Edition (Review)

Prompt Me: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Edition by Robin Woods

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Robin Woods has done it again with another fabulous Prompt Me workbook! The Sci-Fi & Fantasy prompts in this new addition to the series appeal to a niche that works well for the adventurous-minded creative writer of any age!

It’s full of lots of attractive, thought-provoking pictures, a bucket-load of writing tools, fascinating prompts in multiple points-of-view, and, as always, there is plenty of room to write all of those plot bunnies down!

Check Robin Woods out on Amazon or at https://robinwoodsfiction.com

Her website includes all kinds of writerly tools, tips, printable worksheets, and links to all of her publications. She even has exclusive ‘Extras’ for many of her novels!

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Robin Woods is the YA/NA Author of the Watchers Series, a series that weaves romance, mystery, and suspense into an urban fantasy adventure packed full of salacious vampires. She also pens workbooks for the aspiring author.

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Prompt Me and Prompt Me More, as well as her Fiction Writing Journal & Workbook, are practical workbooks that equip the eager author in anyone, young or old, with the tools necessary to bring a story idea to life. If you’re a teacher, these workbooks are filled with wonderful, thought-provoking prompts that can be used as creative writing starters and bell-work writing sprints.

Be sure to check out her latest edition, Prompt Me: Sci-Fi & Fantasy.

PROMPT ME by YA Author, Robin Woods (Review)

PROMPT ME by Robin Woods is the perfect workbook to jump start your creativity.

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Whether you are a seasoned writer or you’re simply a creative thinker and wish to exercise your writing chops, Robin Woods’ PROMPT ME workbook has countless prompts and exercises to fuel your imagination. I’ll even add that, if you’re an English teacher and you use bell work to get your students to focus, you may want to add this workbook to your repertoire of writing exercises.

The prompts range from photographs to one-liners and cater to all genres and POVs. First and third person prompts include gems like: “No matter how hard I tried, my feet couldn’t find purchase. Panic set in and my palms began to sweat …” and “When they tore down the wall, they discovered …”.

The booklet is organized so that you could just jump right into any section or simply start from page one. Journaling pages to explore your thoughts are sprinkled between the various prompts-all categorized-making it super easy to bounce around as your creative whims carry you.

There’s even a section that lets you do writing sprints with predetermined dialogue prompts. Robin Woods also includes lists of phrases that are easy to add into a paragraph to make your writing pop, like this alliterative one: “slick surface”.

Prompt Me isn’t just loaded with different types of prompts, it also includes several fill-in-the-blank charts for defining your characters far beyond hair and eye color. Some of the exercises have multiple choices that cater to just about any type of creative writing from Sci-Fi to Romance. And there’s also a list of writing prompt questions that explore self-discovery, roll play, and listing, as well as Haiku poetry exercises—a goldmine of personal journaling/bell work prompts.

Basically, this booklet has it all!

If you’re not familiar with Robin Woods, take at look at her website. She’s the author of several young adult novels, including The Watchers Series. Her site boasts a great writer’s tools section (just like the reference section in the back of this workbook) which is an excellent go-to for tips.

You can buy PROMPT ME on Amazon for $9.95 right now, and the best part is it ships through Prime, so you can start using your new workbook the day after tomorrow!