Write-a-Scene Writing Prompt: A Message of Perseverance

It’s hard to write in the summer, when it’s hot and there’s no A/C, when the kids are home and they need attention. NOW. My writing has suffered immensely these past couple weeks. There’s been little time and when I do manage to write something, it’s a complete mess.

Okay. Enough of the whining.

Thank goodness for Jeannine Atkins and her wonderful post telling us to “Keep Going.” It’s almost as if she wrote her post with me in mind. It’s just what the doctor ordered and I will take it to heart.

So today, I will continue revising PB and know that every move I make with my manuscript brings it closer to being done.

What will you do?

Write-a-Scene Writing Prompt: There are times when your MC is discouraged, having little faith or belief that she can move forward. But someone or something will help her and remind her to stay the course.

Expect a struggle. What does your MC want? What is your MC afraid of? Does your MC have a hard time believing the Message of Perseverance or even think the Message is for someone else? Bring forth emotion and conflict. There are no simple solutions here and your reader doesn’t expect it.

Make your words count!

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Vivian Lee Mahoney

Consider yourself warned: I write books about rebels. I'm also a postergirlz for readergirlz, a literary advisory group for teens. Who knew going back to the teenage years would be so rewarding?

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