Tip: Keep your exclamation points under control. They should be used rarely and only in extreme measures. If you have to tell us about the character’s excitement through an exclamation point, then you haven’t “shown” us what’s going on. And please, do not stack question marks and exclamation points. Nothing is worth !!! ??!!

Thought: If I waited till I felt like writing, I’d never write at all. – Anne Tyler

Teaser: There are massive storms coming and your character is terrified of them. How does s/he deal with them? How does s/he get over the fear? What kind of storm does she fear? Tornadoes? Hurricanes? Blizzards? Why? Write a short scene with this.