A Dose of Kyle

Writing by Kyle Freelander

Writer Wednesday

Quotes, prompts, inspiration, and more to help writers get back to writing. As always, let me know what you think! If you’re brave enough to post your writing in regards to a prompt, let me know –I would love to check it out! Kyle

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Quotes

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.” -Enrique Jardiel Poncela

When you are describing,
A shape, or sound, or tint;
Don’t state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint;
And learn to look at all things,
With a sort of mental squint.”
-Lewis Carroll

“I asked Ring Lardner the other day how he writes his short stories, and he said he wrote a few widely separated words or phrases on a piece of paper and then went back and filled in the spaces.” -Harold Ross

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Prompts

It looks like another predictable day at work/school for your character when, all of a sudden–

Why you like Wednesdays.

You’re not sure which shocked you more: the talking dog or the person who thinks they are a dog.

It is halfway through the evening when you realize that one of your guests brought a severed limb as their dish to the potluck.  You don’t know who did it or whose limb it is.

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more!

Victorian Era Names (a useful page if your writing something during this time period): freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~poindexterfamily/OldNames.html/

Retell your favorite story with one of these eight sentences (as theorized by Kurt Vonnegut): twentytwowords.com/every-story-you-love-can-be-retold-with-one-of-eight-sentences/

How to write with style (again, with help from Vonnegut): www.novelr.com/2008/08/16/vonnegut-how-to-write-with-style/

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moremoremore!

Looking for more prompts and inspiration? Check out previous Writer Wednesdays! https://kylefreelander.wordpress.com/category/writer-wednesday/

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Write on!

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Welcome! A Dose of Kyle is an ever-growing collection of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, random thoughts and musings from the mind of Kyle Freelander. Some of these posts are new works while some are older ones that have been spruced up for the occasion. Feel free to stay and read awhile. Remember, feedback is always appreciated! -Kyle

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