Author Archives: Krista

About Krista

I'm a runner, reader, writer, and editor.

Plinky is Shutting Down — Export Your Responses

On September 1st, 2014, Plinky.com will go into archive mode: that means that users will no longer be able to log in to respond to Plinky prompts. Export your responses Be sure to export your responses before September 1st, 2014. … Continue reading

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The glimmers of beginnings: on keeping a notebook

Writers are the great close observers of everything that happens in our world. The quality of the light filtering through the window in winter; the glint of the moon on snow; the sound the wind makes in empty branches; the … Continue reading

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The best-self editing tool you’ve already got

Stories and characters populate your mind — you’ve been writing and making up stories since you can remember. You’ve already got a daily writing practice in place to jumpstart your creativity and ease in to your writing projects each day. … Continue reading

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Share your Plinky prompt responses to your WordPress.com blog

Did you know that you can share your Plinky prompt responses to your WordPress.com blog? It’s a snap to set up and today, I’ll show you how. First, log in to Plinky.com. Then, select You > Services: Next, click on … Continue reading

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Use Plinky Prompts as a Writing Warm-up

Are you a poet, a novelist, a short-story writer, or even all three? Writing is like exercise for the mind. When you’re about to do a workout, be it running, weights, or any other physical activity, you need to stretch … Continue reading

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Plinky helps author overcome writer’s block

Meet Faith Cook. She recently completed a novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) that grew out of a Plinky Writing Prompt. Tell us the story of how you became a writer. I think I’ve always been a writer. I’ve … Continue reading

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Make writing a daily habit

Sometimes the thought of starting a writing project can feel overwhelming: excuses can flood your creative brain: It’s too big a project — I’ll never get it done. I don’t have it in me! Soon enough, your mind drifts away … Continue reading

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