Renee Bradshaw

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August 2016

Writing Exercise 4 – 3 Minute Focused Free Writing

Hey guys! Have you been writing this week? No worries if you haven’t been, it takes time to figure out where to carve out all the little minutes for writing. But if you have been writing, good for you! The… Continue Reading →


  I’ve discovered Wattpad, which as a reader and writer I feel incredibly behind on the entire world for only now discovering it. I will admit, it is a little boy band heavy (now I feel like I need to… Continue Reading →

Little Sister, Big Sister Flash Fiction

      “But I wanted a real sister for Christmas, you know? The kind that starts off as a baby?” “But sweetie, babies take too much time and attention and I don’t have time for that right now.” “But… Continue Reading →

Writing Exercise 3 – Ten Minute Stream of Consciousness

Change this week! Up till now this had been a vlog attempt with the writing exercises. Turns out, I don’t have the right kind of personality for vlogging, and I’m glad I’ve figured this out early on instead of shoveling… Continue Reading →

How I Draft

The problem with pantsing. Is there? Really a problem with pantsing? Writers sure get told at every corner there is a problem with pantsing, don’t we? But then, we’re told there is a problem with outlining and plotting as well…. Continue Reading →

List of Words and Phrases for Stream of Consciousness Exercises

Feel free to use any of these to start your own stream of consciousness writing exercise basket!       This is a great starter list, but add any words or phrases you can think of. Butterflies Pencils Rabbits New… Continue Reading →

Vlog Writing Exercise 2 – 5 Minute Stream of Consciousness

  Hey guys! How’d you do on last week’s writing exercise? Do you see why I say those Stream of Consciousness exercises, also known as free writing, are both the easiest and hardest writing exercises? It’s all word vomit! As… Continue Reading →

Should I Use Swear Words in My Writing

If you’ve ever met me in real life, you know I swear. A shit ton. Some of my combinations of cuss words are so poetic and intricately combined together, you’d swear I made up a new language. I’d share some… Continue Reading →

The Last Time I Looked at the Clouds Vlog Writing Exercise 1

Hey guys! Our first writing exercise is a three minute stream of consciousness exercise. When I first started doing writing exercises it was with a small group of four writers, and in the first weeks of our meetings we did… Continue Reading →

July 2016 Roundup

It’s August, which means lets do a quick July recap. Total word count for the month (novels only, not flash fiction, blog posts, or twitter, damn!) 60,825 So that felt good. I went into Cmap Nano with a goal of… Continue Reading →

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