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Your Book is Calling…

I’m flattered that Deirdre Saoirse Moen designed this nifty inspirational poster based on something I once said in a writing course. If it inspires, you can get this on a poster, card, canvas, t-shirt or hoodie at Red Bubble. And if you’re a writer who responds well to Instigation and looking for some free prompts…

Instigation Postcards

See the fun new gallery of imaginary “Greetings from Hell!” — a series of special Instigation postcards sent in from writers responding to a “creative prompt on the dark side” on the back in clever ways.

Sneak Preview: Diabolique Strategies

In loving homage to Brian Eno & Peter Schmidt’s “Oblique Strategies” lateral thinking cards, I have been creating Diabolique Strategies: a random generator of dark, creative provocations. This will be a free website/webapp you can visit whenever you get stuck in a creative rut and want a little weird, random inspiration. You can also load…

Wet Cement: Risk and Transgression in Writing Fiction

Readers of Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side might find something helpful in this lecture I gave at the In Your Write Mind workshop at Seton Hill University in June 2013. “Wet Cement: Risk and Transgression Writing Fiction” explores how risk-taking can help in one’s creative career and also in composing one’s plots. The…

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