Writing Wednesdays Archives - J. Kenner

Writing Wednesdays

Wednesday Writing Prompt

Sometimes writers know exactly what they want to write, and sometimes we need to brainstorm. One of the best ways I’ve found to brainstorm is to just take an idea and riff off it and see what happens. Since I’m currently at the beach working to a deadline, I thought this would be a perfect […]

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Damien Stark, New Releases, and the Allure of Pain & Pleasure

So, raise your hand if you’ve read Release Me….. … Okay, that’s a lot of you! Now tell me. Do you remember the part where Damien tells Nikki that basically pain and pleasure work together? You do? Good. Because that’s a lot like a release day for authors. No, really! Now imagine Damien Stark. (I’ll […]

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THEREFORE … the story moved forward…

Today, I’m mining past posts that I don’t want you to miss! If you’re struggling with structure and story movement, this should help you out! (This was originally published on the blog a few years ago!) Enjoy: I’ve been on a craft kick lately, as in I’ve been attending a lot of workshops, watching a […]

For Writers: The art and craft of writing dialogue – PART 3

This week I’ve posted the final part (3) of my writing dialogue workshop, Beyond He Said, She Said. Click here for the YouTube link or scroll down for the embedded video … and then come back next week for the final installment! Did you miss the first part? You can find that video here, then […]

For Writers: The art and craft of writing dialogue – PART 2

This week I’ve posted Part 2 of the writing dialogue workshop I started last week. Scroll down for the YouTube video … and then come back next week for the final installment! Did you miss the first part? You can find that video here: https://youtu.be/N3chOeyaDQo Got questions? Post them in the comments here or on […]

For Writers: The art and craft of DIALOGUE

This week we’re talking about the art and craft of writing effective dialogue. This is essentially an advanced workshop I gave at a writing conference a few years ago, and since there is so much information, I’ve broken it into multiple parts. Click here to watch Part 1 now on YouTube or scroll down to […]

Let’s Talk About (Writing) Sex and Love Scenes

All fiction writers need to know how to write emotionally compelling love scenes. After all, emotion is at the heart of every story. I’m reposting this article originally published on the Ingram Spark Blog, because this is such an important topic for writers, and I don’t want followers of my Writes & Wrongs blog to […]

Writing Lessons From Riding a Bike

On Monday, I took a break in my workday to go for a bike ride. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, the air smelled fresh with spring. It was the perfect day, and I decided to go out and enjoy it. Sounds great, right? Well, it was. But here’s the hitch—I haven’t been […]

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Pick Your Story … aka Battle of the Fab Ideas

Release the balloons!! This is the very first installment in my new Writes & Wrongs column, where every Wednesday we talk about all things related to the craft and business of storytelling. I’m ridiculously excited about this new feature on my blog. Not only will I be posting columns about writing, but at least once […]

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