Getting Started

The most common question about writing is ‘what should I write about?’ Don’t let indecision stop your genius! There are plenty of tools available help jump start the writing process and keep you motivated. Check out a book like Brave the Page by Rebecca Stern and Grant Faulkner or The Writer’s Primer by Rolland Allnach, and look at our prompt blogs here at Inspired Ink. The PWPL Teen Space will be offering two teen writing workshops this summer, one led by Sonia Arora on July 31st at 7:00pm, and one led by guest-author Jennifer Calonita (Author of Secrets of My Hollywood Life) on August 6th at 7:00pm.

Brave the Page’ goes on sale August 2019, but we’ve got some promo copies for TeenSpace writers!

Having trouble getting to the library this summer? Some writers like to get their creative juices flowing by looking at something in their surroundings, like a trash can or a lamp, and writing out a 100 words about that thing. It’s also fun to put yourself in different perspectives and try out different ‘persons’ (1st, 2nd and 3rd). Writing about things you’ve experienced is a great start too, because subjects that are meaningful to the author are easily conveyed to the reader.

Remember that not every piece you write is something you will be thrilled with, and that’s no reason not to try again.

Hope these tips are helpful! Happy writing!

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