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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Gift Ideas for Readers and Writers



“Story is to human beings what the pearl is to the oyster.” -Joseph Gold

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” -Ernest Hemingway

“Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was “terrible,” describe it so that we’ll be terrified. Don’t say it was “delightful”; make us say “delightful” when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers, ‘Please will you do my job for me.'” -C.S. Lewis

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” -John Steinbeck

Winter Love

“Winter Love Affair”


Prompts (This week’s scifi and fantasy holiday prompts from here)

You find a music box that, when played, brings a sugarplum faerie to life. She’s not friendly.

When a blizzard strands several people in an abandoned factory in Northern California, they find the factory’s workers — elves — never really left.

The crew of earth’s first deep-space ship celebrate Christmas together, until they receive a distress call from another ship apparently on its way to earth.

It was the night before Christmas, and suddenly all the creatures were stirring.

After bringing your newborn baby home from the hospital, you get a visit from three men who claim to have traveled a long way to see your child. Oh, and they have gifts.

In a chest you’ve inherited from your mother, you find a copy of a family tree you’ve never seen before that seems to indicate you’re a direct descendant of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Slowly, a man comes to the realization that his world and everything he knows is just the inside of a snow globe.




and more!

Looking for some insight on how to structure a story? Check out this 8-point arc

Stay creative with these 16 tips!

What do those rejection letters really mean? Some insight as to why your latest submission got rejected.


My eyes are closed to the mirror

“My Eyes are Closed to the Mirror”



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Write on!

Happy Holidays!


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This entry was posted on December 24, 2014 by in Prompts, Writer Wednesday, Writing Tips and tagged , , , , .

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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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