Lida Sideris, author of the hysterical mystery, Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters, will be here on Sunday, Feb. 26, to talk about her book, her writing and her life. And answer your questions, too. Be sure to stop by on … Continue reading
Sometimes something specific will set our minds whirling. But sometimes it’s the very vagueness of a phrase that starts our inner story machine chugging along. How’s this prompt for non-specificity? They painted it…
We’re back this week delving into our own lives for story fodder. Strong emotions can bring out the best in our writing, and made the best raw material for them. Let your pen keep moving as you explore what this … Continue reading
Here’s a prompt from the past… something we’ve probably all heard a thousand times while growing up. Frustrating as it was back then, now it can be the start of a great writing session. Set that timer for 10 minutes … Continue reading
Sometimes all it takes is a few words to set our minds spinning. Sometimes the simplest things end up being the best prompts. Start with these three little words and see what happens… It was red.
Here’s an interesting opening line to her your imagination revved up. What could possibly be happening in this situation? Is it literal, thematic or simply symbolic? Just in how many ways can a person be blind? If she hadn’t been … Continue reading
Imagination can be sparked by the strange, the unusual, the unexpected. Today, imagine how you would react if your child said to you (your starting line): Mom, isn’t the sky supposed to be blue?
Another Hump Day prompt, one filled with angst and nostalgia. I was thinking about my brother, who died in 1979, just wondering what would have been… Now it’s your turn to see what story, plot, ideas, theme this one engenders. … Continue reading
As writers, we are lucky. We get to play with the worlds we create to make sure they conform to whatever “rules” we choose to apply. Leaving on a plane at 3:00 pm doesn’t work? Fine, just change it to … Continue reading
A new year begins, and so does a new year of writing prompts! As a reminder, here are the “rules”: 1) You can change the pronoun/name to suit the genre you write, but the sentence has to be the opening … Continue reading