Prompts that are open=ended but still give lots of room to work within are the best. Here’s one that should get your creative juices flowing fast and furious. What can you do with it in 10 or 15 minutes? I … Continue reading
When we write our stories, we need to dig down deep inside ourselves and mine our own experiences in order to give real life to our characters. Sometimes that can be hard to do. Here’s a prompt to help you … Continue reading
Little things can make a big difference. Here’s one to occupy your imagination for the next 10 or 15 minutes. When the dust cleared away…
Here’s a prompt that’s sure to get your creative juices flowing. What would happen when something small, but essential, is taken away? Set your timer for 15 minutes and start with: They took his glasses away…
Marilyn Meredith, author of the Tempe Crabtree mystery series, and the Rocky Bluff PD series writing as F.M. Mereidth) will be here on Sunday, March 5, with some great tips on creating realistic dialogue. With so many books under her … Continue reading
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
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
Discrimination takes many forms. Try this one on for size for the next 10 minutes… They divided us by the color notebook we carried.
Good, or positive, feelings are just as important as the bad, or negative, ones in our writing. But even good feelings can be hard to control if they are very strong. Here’s a little practice in expressing what fills you … Continue reading
What happens when the unexpected hits? That’s what you need to unravel today as you set your timer for 10 minutes and write. He woke up with the coil tattooed on his chest.