Counterclockwise Challenge

Descriptive Speaking

By Annette Rey

Here’s another way to exercise your brain – and your writing skill – with a stimulating writing challenge.

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Elevator Pitch Challenge

Writers Engage!

By Annette Rey

What is an Elevator Pitch? It is your fifty-word presentation attempt to sell your book limited by the small time period of an elevator ride. Can you convince someone you just met that your book is worth buying? Be prepared with an already polished Elevator Pitch that declares why a buyer should own your book.

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Character Challenge, Part One

An Exercise Worth Doing, Part I

By Annette Rey

Are you having trouble building variations into each of your characters? Do they resemble more wax figures than thinking/feeling human beings? Major characters (MC) should be recognizable by your readers as they read the individual differences you have written into them. If you are having trouble in this area, and even if you think you are not, engaging in the following exercise will improve your work in this area.

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Fun with Flash Fiction

Writer’s Challenge

By Annette Rey

Writers have to master the English language, the rules of composition, grammar, and punctuation just to translate their ideas to the page. But that’s not enough. They have to learn how to write queries, and do the footwork to find to whom to send them. They have to build a recognizable platform, and spend the time getting their name out there on Facebook and Twitter and other social media outlets. Additionally, they must seek out legal information on copyright, copyright infringement, contract terms, and even how much to charge for freelance work. And this is not an exhaustive list.

So when does the writer have some fun with his craft?

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Writing for Valentines

The Love Month

By Annette Rey

Writers, what’s not to love, right? February 14th – roses, flowers, candlelight, romantic dinners. Or is all of that passé?

Creative brains may find blood among the roses, corpse flowers are the plant of choice, a fire is set in an attempt to conceal a murder, poison is in the soup. Well, maybe. Many crimes are committed for love, from the killer’s point of view.

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