Writing Challenge 2

As part of my investigation into Writing Apps, I have completed another Writing Challenge.  I love this inspiration.  Have you tried the app yet?  What do you think?  Remember that you’re not allowed to edit – you just have to write!  This one is about a “rubbish girl”  who lives in a stinky cave and loves it  – I think there’s a story in that somewhere?  Continue reading

Mind Maps

Whilst I was looking into various Writing Apps I came across one called MindNode – an app which helps you create mind maps and which has become a firm favourite of mine.  If you can imagine your writing wall/notice board in front of you, covered in Post Its of who is who and where they are going you will know how much space this takes up and how annoying it is when one of the post its loses its’ stickiness and falls down behind the desk never to be seen again.  Or worse – your toddler son decides it would be fun to rearrange them all!  Grrrr… Continue reading

Writing Challenge 1

This was my first attempt at using the Writing App – Writing Challenge.  Please read my post about Writing Apps here.  As I mentioned in the original article – these challenges are about writing quickly using words or phrases churned out by the app every minute.  It’s not about writing precisely or editing as you go.  I think I would write it differently given all the time in the world, but who knows?  I hope you enjoy!

All four were silent.  Nothing had happened for 2 hours and still they waited.  Continue reading

Writing Apps

Have you ever tried any writing apps?  Do they actually help or hinder what you’re doing? Is it worth the effort of trying any? Is a pen and paper a better option? I’m a half and half girl…I still love the feel of a pen and a notebook or a blank sheet of paper, but sometimes when the blank page starts mocking you, you need a helping hand. That’s where I find a little technological inspiration helps… Continue reading

The Empty Page

The dreaded empty page

It stares at you, mocking, laughing, taunting.  It’s not a pleasant part of the writing experience but the empty page faces everyone.  When I write in my notepad, it’s sometimes easiest to doodle some pictures on the page to make it look less empty. Continue reading