Sometimes it’s hard to get started. This I know all too well, so I am always on the search for ways to kick-start my writing. I’ve found that taking an opening line and free-writing for about 15 minutes usually gives me enough forward motion to get into the story I need to be doing. The … Continue reading Go Write: Jump Starters
This photo was taken in 1865, according to a story on Glimpses of Charleston. It’s Rutledge Avenue at the corner of Tradd, which back then was waterfront. The torpedo boat in the foreground (visible because it was apparently low tide) was buried under the street when that area was landfilled. The street now looks like … Continue reading Go Write: Ghost Story
This compass contains powerful magic. What does it do? Go write right now!
There’s a local myth about this alley. It’s been around since the 1700s, and word has it people have disappeared down it – 10 of them just since 1970, when a reporter started investigating it. He collected stories and anecdotes about the alley, but he disappeared before anything could be published. He walked down the … Continue reading Go Write: The Alley