Use Labor Day in a Story

I decided to take advantage of the holiday falling on a Monday to inspire today’s writing prompt. How would you use Labor Day in a story? For those of us with kids in school, Labor Day often feels like New Year’s Day. The beginning of a new school year feels like it should also be… Continue Reading →

Mapping the Middle

Once again this year, I have a new author to introduce to you! I met Alexandra Ely online and I’m so pleased to have her thoughts on mapping the middle. When Alexandra refers to the second act, she’s talking about using the three-act structure to craft a plot. If you’re unfamiliar with this kind of… Continue Reading →

Seasons of Color

Welcome to Kristena Mears, a new guest blogger here at JPC Allen Writes! With fall just around the corner, Kristena writes about the seasons of color and encourages writers to take advantage of colors in their writings. September is here and with it comes the changing of the seasons. I was never an autumn lover… Continue Reading →

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