Writing Prompt 13: Book that inspires me

Day 13: Writers from Stephen King to William Faulkner have stressed the connection between being a good reader and being a good writer.  Spend a few moments writing about a book that inspires you. Because I could easily write 50 pages about books that inspire me, I’m going to set a timer and stick to…Read more Writing Prompt 13: Book that inspires me

Writing Prompt 12: Eminence gris character

Day 12: A first lady is sometimes referred to as éminence grise when she uses her position to affect policy without an official title.  Create an éminence grise who could powerfully, but quietly, shift the plotline of a novel. How was the mtg? The text buzzed across his screen as he finished gathering up his…Read more Writing Prompt 12: Eminence gris character

Writing Prompt 10: Set

Prompt: The word  set has over 440 different uses in the English language.  Challenge yourself to fill this space using set in as many ways as possible. In the beating sun and sweaty silence, the announcer's electronic screech, "game, set, match!" began the next wave of the game. "Chile, where'd ya set them bags? They has the food…Read more Writing Prompt 10: Set

Writing Prompt 9: Music

Prompt 9: Someone* one said, "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture."  Try it anyway. (*There is more than one apocryphal story of where this quote came from.) I like music that is incredibly complex ... have I mentioned I don't like pop music?  I think there is a huge difference between being a…Read more Writing Prompt 9: Music

Writing Prompt 7: Funniest/strangest thing

Prompt 7: Think over the past week.  What was the funniest or strangest thing you witnessed? This week has actually been rather bleak and stressful for me, and the fact that Christmas is ticking ever closer has been making my anxiety and stress build like wild.  That being said, I spend a morning in a…Read more Writing Prompt 7: Funniest/strangest thing

Writing Prompt 6: Family Photo, con’t

This prompt made me laugh, as this was the exact creative avenue I was thinking about pursuing when I wrote the first post from yesterday.  Instead of being more reflective and focusing on my memories, I can make stories about who I see in the pictures! Prompt 6: Using the same photo[s] from yesterday, describe the…Read more Writing Prompt 6: Family Photo, con’t

Writing Prompt 3: Earliest Memories

Can you summon what you believe to be your earliest memory?  Why do you think you remembered these things? I remember .... Receiving a Zak and Wheesie Dragon Tales stuffed dragon from an aunt when my youngest brother was born Setting plates at the dinner table, and making space in my bed, for my imaginary friends…Read more Writing Prompt 3: Earliest Memories

Writing Prompt 2: Character Sketch

Whelp, this is a good start.  I get started on a daily writing challenge, and then fall of the face of the Earth.  I'm blaming work for this one and the lovely anxiety it has caused me the past few days. Prompt 2: Studies have shown that thousands of personality traits can be linked to…Read more Writing Prompt 2: Character Sketch