Write Over the Hump

We are a society of rules, and we should be. It’s what keeps order, keeps status quo on an even keel. But our stories are all about what happens when that status quo is disturbed, when the rules are broken. … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

This little line came to me at a church meeting where we were discussing what to do about the old chairs in the sanctuary. I jotted it down because it tickled my fancy. Now see what comes when you use … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

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…

Write Over the Hump

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.

Write Over the Hump

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

Write Over the Hump

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?

Write Over The Hump

During this busy time of year, when we’re rushing around like crazy, going from one party to another, shopping, cooking, spending time with family and friends, it’s hard to remember that some things take time. Lots of time. Here’s a … Continue reading

Write Over The Hump

Storms are the norm this time of year in most of the nation: rain, sleet, ice, snow… Let your imagination figure out what the last thing might have been… Set that timer for 10 minutes, and write! The last thing … Continue reading