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.
This week’s prompt doesn’t give a lot to work with — not at first. But if you set that timer and start to write, and keep writing, you may be surprised at what comes out. Start now! Yeah, they gave a … Continue reading
Another opportunity to wallow in the “Twist” that makes our stories really fly. Give yourself 15 minutes as you let your imagination take you to a place you maybe have never before been. “Hello, beautiful,” she called just as…
Finding a plot is often the process of twisting the normal out of shape. We offer a toast to congratulate accomplishments, but sunny skies and happy times do not keep readers reading. You have 15 minutes to twist this toast … Continue reading
This opening phrase gives you a lot to play with. Let your imagination flow… For an even more interesting challenge, connect it with the Fourth of July celebration that just passed. They gave him the wrong name, and because of … Continue reading
For this week, we have a little saying that was one of my mother’s favorites. Set your timer for 10 minutes and see what you can do with it… This one will really stretch your writing muscles! This week’s prompt: … Continue reading