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.
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
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
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
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?