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
How often do we — and our characters — do something without thinking about it? Just go into a situation, or spout off a bunch of words, with nary a thought to what might happen. Use this prompt to explore … Continue reading
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
Exploring meanings is integral to what we write. After all, if it doesn’t mean anything, why write about it? Here’s a prompt to get you writing about truth and what it means… for you and for your stories. They said … Continue reading
Last month we explored what it means to us to be in love. This month, explore what it is like to lose that love. We’ve all felt that loss at one time or another, and in one way or another. … Continue reading
Sounds sometimes can trigger strong emotions… and great story ideas. Here’s a maddening little sound to start you off on your writing today… where will it take you? Water drip, drip, dripped from somewhere close by.
Here’s a fun little prompt that is sure to set your imagination on fire. Just what is happening here, and what does it mean? When I woke up, the picture had changed.
I woke up at 3:00 a.m. one morning, with a story opening full in my head. It was so clear I could see the words as though they had been typed onto paper. So, I got up, turned on the … Continue reading
Remember, you can change the gender of any prompt, or make the singular plural. Just as long as you use the prompt as your opening line. Today’s is open-ended, so let your imagination run. Have fun with this one! It … Continue reading
My guest blogger today is the prolific Marilyn Meredith, author of the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, and the Rocky Bluff PD series (as F.M. Meredith). She’s here today to talk about dialogue and give us some tips on how … Continue reading