J: Java and 4 Other Things Writers Need


  1. Java: Or coffee–To help get through those morning/afternoon writing sessions. Caffeine is a stimulant. It helps to get your body and your mind in gear.


  2. Wine: To help you get through those afternoon/evening sessions. Wine relaxes you, lowers some inhibitions, and eases you into writing.


  3. Books: Whether it be paper or electronic, all writers should be readers.


  4. Place: Have a place dedicated to writing, whether that be an office, a park picnic table, or a coffee house. Know that when you’re in that place, you should be writing.


  5. Support: We all need a little help from our friends. For some, this may be an encouraging spouse, for others it may be a writing critique group. You are not alone in this venture.
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Wednesday Writing Prompt #15

Character Development Exercise: What was your protagonist’s New Year’s resolution? Have they broken it already? When and how? If they didn’t make a resolution, what was their reason?