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
Here’s a fun little prompt to usher in the proverbial March winds. Get ready, get set, and write! It was the silence that got to him.
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