#MondayMotivation – July 24, 2017

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What to do when inspiration strikes: make the most of inspiration and prep for when it’s nowhere to be found.

Since I’ve spent most of my life working in and around college sports, there’s one thing I know when it comes to basketball: it’s a game of runs. And these runs do trade off. One team isn’t going to have a monopoly on the entire 40-minute game. It just doesn’t work like that.

And it’s the same with writing. You’re never going to write a book in one sitting. Life doesn’t work like that. You’re always going to find scenes that you’re just not inspired for (for me, see: fight scenes). Like the quote says, you have to take advantage of moments when you’re inspired. When you’re not inspired, what I like to do is go back to a scene that DID inspire me, re-read it, and start writing whatever comes to mind.

Find what works for you. It’s not always going to be easy, but it’s always going to be worth it.

Here’s to a productive week of writing. Don’t forget to sign up for the #MondayMotivation Newsletter by clicking HERE.

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-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead

*#MondayMotivation quote (usually) found on my Pinterest Board: Inspirational Quotes About Writing

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TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 246-250

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Five prompts to kickstart a productive weekend of writing.

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Prompt Library 1-100, 101-200, 201-300

Inspired? Click on a prompt, leave a comment and let me know!

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10 Pinterest Prompt Picks Vol. 12

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You know the drill, I’m not the only one out there who comes up with writing prompts, so here are some of my favorites from my  Writing Prompts board on Pinterest.

Because you can never have too much inspiration.

1

“Wow. The stars sure are beautiful.”

“We’re lost in a wasteland.”

“Well, excuse me for looking on the bright side.”

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2

She’s always had a rebellious streak.

She gets it from her mother, no doubt.

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3

If you knew what I had planned, you’d hate me.

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4

The ghost silently led the young woman to a long forgotten room.

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5

“It works fine. It just screams a little.”

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6

Ten years sat on her with all the weight of a century.

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7

“We can’t have a crisis – My schedule is already full.”

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8

I saw something in the woods last night.

And it saw me too.

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9

“It’s like I don’t even know you anymore.”

“No. You didn’t know me before.”

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10

“I am the thing that every nightmare fears: proof that morning comes.”

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12 Words

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One unedited sentence that might or might not be from an upcoming ebook of writing prompts.

“He did agree to NOT go on a killing spree, so—progress?”

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TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 241-245

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It’s Tuesday, so here are some prompts to inspire your way to the end of the week.

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Prompt Library 1-100, 101-200, 201-300

 

Inspired? Click on a prompt, leave a comment and let me know!

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-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead

#MondayMotivation – July 17, 2017

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“I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.” – Shannon Hale

Seriously, how many times have I said that first drafts exist to be terrible? Okay, so maybe not in those words, but it’s not like I’m wrong. The process of completely writing a story from start to finish is the ultimate challenge for a writer, and you just have to power through. You’ll always have bits and pieces of that original draft that are fantastic and you have to take the motivation and the feelings you get from those bits to get through the sticky parts.

Keep going. It’s not going to be easy, sometimes you’ll want to scrap hundreds or even thousands of words (DON’T DO IT, SERIOUSLY), but the fact that you put words to paper means that you’re leagues ahead of everyone who hasn’t even started.

Remember that. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so just work at it until you get your story to where it needs to be.

Here’s to a productive week of writing. Don’t forget to sign up for the #MondayMotivation Newsletter by clicking HEREVolume Six will land in your inbox tonight!

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-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead

*#MondayMotivation quote (usually) found on my Pinterest Board: Inspirational Quotes About Writing

TFR’s Writing Prompts No. 236-240

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Five prompts to kickstart a productive weekend of writing.

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Prompt Library 1-100, 101-200, 201-300

 

Inspired? Click on a prompt, leave a comment and let me know!

Looking for more? Check out the Prompt Library.

Written yourself into a corner and need advice? Check out the Writing Tips page for more resources.

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-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead