Teenage Nostalgia Plus Free Time Equals Writing Prompts

TLDR you can make a writing prompt out of anything By Natalie Baliker After several weeks at home, stuck staring at the walls as if they’re going to change any time soon, I’m desperate for distraction. But at the same time, I’m incapable of sitting down and channelling that energy into my writing. Instead of… More Teenage Nostalgia Plus Free Time Equals Writing Prompts

Why I now have all the free time to write, yet I don’t do it

By Ryan Amato Staying home all day, avoiding contact with others, having less obligations than usual: This is the writer’s dream. Or, at least, it should be. For some reason, the idea of sitting down to write something just hasn’t crossed my mind, despite having nothing but free time to write. Instead of finishing that… More Why I now have all the free time to write, yet I don’t do it

Writing in Quarantine

A novice’s guide to finding the strength and motivation to actually get stuff done By Lauren Ablondi-Olivo If you’re anything like me, writing is hard enough as it is without a literal, global pandemic going on around us (creepily similar to the dystopian futures you read about in Station’s Eleven, or Life as We Knew… More Writing in Quarantine

Art Prevails in Quarantine, Even in the Smallest Acts

By Brenna Sarantides The day that UConn closed campus and moved to online classes, I told myself I would have a lot to show for all my free time. I’d read a few books a week. I’d finally start writing the novel I’ve been story-boarding. I’d finish a large canvas painting as a housewarming gift… More Art Prevails in Quarantine, Even in the Smallest Acts

Lessons from the Kitchen That Will Make You A Better Writer

As you have probably gleaned from the title, I like to cook. I am no Food Network star or Carla Music from Bon Appetit, but I do truly love to cook. As an amateur cook teaching himself as much as possible with any scrap of free time, I have come across a couple cooking principles… More Lessons from the Kitchen That Will Make You A Better Writer

Writing With Sound: Making playlists for your stories

Sometimes to see, you need to listen first. For almost all of the projects I would create before 2016, I ran into a wall over and over again: For some reason, I couldn’t visualize anything about my stories the way I needed to. It wasn’t because I didn’t have a vivid imagination or that my… More Writing With Sound: Making playlists for your stories