March 15, 2014

    See? It’s not all about book trailers! Book Trailers Are Not the First Videos Writers Should be Making! Thank you, Carol Munro, for such a lovely love letter, and for your permission to print it. If you want to watch the video prompts Carol’s talking about, go to KatieDavis.tv

September 9, 2013

When I see an old commercial I wonder how I could’ve done  it better. How can you remake this old classic commercial? Use your best rhyming powers! More writing prompts! In your version of the commercial you can do things like: change the purpose of the commercial change what the wife does to make the…

September 3, 2013

Just an FYI on my posting schedule this week! With the Labor Day holiday yesterday, school starting today and NY schools closed again Thursday and Friday for the jewish holidays, my attentiveness and availability will be limited this week. The podcast will be on hiatus, as will today’s writing prompts. But all is not lost!…

August 19, 2013

Sometimes figuring out dialogue, especially natural dialogue is tough. Writing prompts can come disguised, too, in a Bad LipReading video. (Bad Lipreading is one of my favorite YouTube Channels, by the way.) I thought for this writing prompt about dialogue I’d give you a great example of how dialogue can completely change the context of a scene. Watch…

August 13, 2013

It’s time to start your week off again with your dose of my Video Writing Prompts! One reason I started this series was to illustrate another way writers can use video – as well as to help writers. Okay, and I admit it, to have a bit of fun myself! I was playing around with…

August 5, 2013

Catch more writing prompts through video every Monday! Today’s is about this poor Leatherback Sea Turtle with a bad self image.   Here are more questions to help get your writing week started: what will this turtle tell his therapist? what will the therapist tell the turtle? why doesn’t the turtle feel good in his…

July 29, 2013

Click here to tweet about Video Writing Prompts! Watch the video and then check out the additional questions to prompt you into a fresh writing week! Have fun! Here is the prompt: Old commercials can sound really goofy to us. The language is different, the syntax, the way they sell a product is dorky! See…