Three tips: Writers, get your wounds right

Once a week I offer three quick tips that you can take and use right away. For those of us who would rather be writing than reading blogs, this is a place you can grab something useful and get back to work. If you have suggestions, please share them in the comments section.


Want to know what it’s like to have a broken leg without actually breaking your leg? Ever wonder what a bullet does when it enters the body or what injuries your character is most likely to sustain in an auto accident? Check out Body Trauma by David W. Page, M.D. It gives you the nitty gritty about all kinds of injuries and wounds so you can get them right in your writing.


The Scriptorium is back. At this site, Sherry Ramsey offers articles, prompts, links, quizzes and more to educate and inspire writers. See it all at

Try This

Finish this sentence. “I wish ____________________” then use it to start a poem, short story, essay, article or script.

Now Go Write