Blog – Ryan M. Williams
Freewrite Blank

Freedom From Distractions With Freewrite

My Freewrite arrived today along with the set of blank keycaps that I had ordered. There was some question about whether or not the Freewrite would arrive today. The UPS shipping was originally going

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2019 Planning Post

I’ve been working out my plans for 2019 over the past few days, starting to drill down on specifics. My brain wants to do everything—even when it doesn’t make sense. I’ll get a new idea and immediately

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Rereading Tommyknockers by Stephen King

I decided to reread Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers in December as an appetizer for the 2019 Hail to the King reading challenge. And what an appetizer it is! Fortunately, I got through it

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Jane Austen

Happy Birthday Mr. Clarke and Ms. Austen

Today, December 16th, is the birthday of both Arthur C. Clarke and Jane Austen, two literary greats. Clarke’s work had the greatest impact on my own. I discovered Clarke through his short stories

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Hail to the King 2019

Hail to the King 2019 Stephen King Reading Challenge

Here's something just for fun: You're invited to join me in a chilling reading challenge for 2019—Hail to the King 2019. The challenge itself is simple: Read a Stephen King book each month in 2019

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Slayaway Camp

200+ Ways to Have Fun Slashing Your Day With Slayaway Camp

You ever have one of those days where something just delights you, unexpectedly transforming your whole day? It might be that the cute human you like flirted with you when you bought your favorite caffeinated

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Punctuate This

Improve Your Writing With The “Punctuate This” Challenge

I got this writing exercise from one of my mentors, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, at a workshop I did a few years back. I found it very instructive. It's simple to explain, and much harder to do.

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Writing Prompts

Beat the Blank Page With These Weird Writing Prompts

Welcome! I've written some of my favorite stories with simple writing prompts that have encouraged my imagination to come up with things I probably wouldn't have come up with otherwise. Check back each

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Beholder's Eye

Favorite Author Reread: Beholder’s Eye by Julie E. Czerneda

I've started rereading Julie E. Czerneda's Web Shifters series beginning with the first book, Beholder's Eye. Czerneda is one of my favorite authors and I enjoy going back and experiencing her

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How to write amazing characters like Stephen King

How to Write Amazing Characters Like Stephen King

I love Stephen King's books and especially his characters. I once sat on the floor reading Dolores Claiborne instead of packing for a move. I hadn't planned to sit and read the entire book. I picked

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