Join A Write-Along

If you feel in need of motivation to write, or are prone to finding excuses, grab a pencil and paper and press play!

Write With Me

  1. Writing fairytales
  2. 5-minute warmup
  3. Character building
  4. Fill your page
  5. Write 100 words in 30 minutes

✒ Here is a stationery list of items you might spot in the videos or on my Instagram.

Archive of Live Write-Along Prompts

  1. Time
  2. Write a diary entry
  3. The Whisper of the Muse by Julia Margaret Cameron
  4. How long is it since your character felt happy?
  5. Two characters looking up at the same moon.
  6. A character is anxious or afraid to talk to their mother.
  7. A character reveals their backstory in dialogue.
  8. Think of an inconvenience from your daily life and turn it into an adventure for your character.
  9. A character tries to guess what another person is thinking but ultimately finds out that they were mistaken.
  10. “The house was like nothing she’d ever seen before.”
  11. A reader discovers your work 100 years from now.
  12. A character is lost ever though they have a map.
  13. A character does something that you’d like to experience yourself.
  14. Place a character in an uncharacteristic setting.
  15. A character doubts their work and then finds solace in it.
  16. Describe a familiar place in an unfamiliar era.
  17. Your morning routine from the point of view of someone who has recently suffered a loss.
  18. A character tries to decipher a message.
  19. A writer’s argument with their muse escalates fast.
  20. A character relates an anecdote about another character.
  21. A character becomes obsessed with details.
  22. Write a letter to one of your characters

Index of Excerpts

  1. Lord Chesterfield – letter dated 8 March 1750
  2. Sir Walter Scott – diary entry dated 15 February 1829
  3. Excerpt from New Grub Street by George Gissing
  4. Excerpt from The Happy Life by Seneca
  5. To the Moon by Charlotte Turner Smith
  6. Excerpt from The Floral Underworld by E.A. Deverell
  7. Excerpt from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
  8. Excerpt from On Running After One’s Hat by G.K. Chesterton
  9. Excerpt from Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
  10. Excerpt from The Life of Charlotte Brontë by Elizabeth Gaskell
  11. The Passionate Reader to His Poet by Richard Le Gallienne
  12. Excerpt from Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  13. Excerpt from Write for Your Life by Lawrence Block
  14. Excerpt from Elements of Fiction Writing: Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card
  15. Excerpt from A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor
  16. Excerpt from The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
  17. Excerpt from Why I Write by George Orwell
  18. In A Kentish Rose Garden by Mathilde Blind
  19. Excerpt from The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell & Bill Moyers
  20. Excerpt from Recollections of a Happy Life by Marianne North
  21. Excerpt from Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
  22. Excerpt from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke