Melissa Donovan

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I have been inhaling books for as long as I can remember. I started writing poetry and keeping a journal at thirteen and haven't stopped writing since.

I studied creative writing at Sonoma State University, earning a BA in English with a concentration in creative writing. Since then, I have worked as a technical writer, copywriter, professional blogger, and writing coach.

My blog, Writing Forward, is packed with creative writing tips and ideas.

Check out my books: The Adventures in Writing series includes 101 Creative Writing Exercises, 10 Core Practices for Better Writing, and 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. The Storyteller's Toolbox series includes What's the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing.

Defiant (A Poem) Defiant

The mass of flesh and muscle
Paws at the earth, ready
Nostrils flared, teeth bared
Whipped up for the tussle

This raging beast knows no bounds
He’s uncontrolled and fevered
Shredding the earth’s most treasured grounds
Pitching and pacing and itching to beat her

The trampling has been rough
Boots and teeth of the downtrodden
Litter the trail this beast has cleared
He charges, illuminat...

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101 Creative Writing Exercises

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1200 Creative Writing Prompts

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10 Core Practices for Bette...

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What's the Story? Building ...

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“4. A writer loses the ability to distinguish reality from the fantastical worlds of his or her stories.”
Melissa Donovan, 1200 Creative Writing Prompts

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
Joseph Brodsky

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Summer night--
even the stars
are whispering to each other.”
Kobayashi Issa

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

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