This is an appropriate prompt for today. It’s the anniversary of my parents’ marriage. They were hitched in 1943; were they still alive, they’d have been together for 74 years! Hard to imagine. Now it’s time to delve back into … Continue reading
Today, my guest blogger is the one and only Marilyn Meredith. After I won her contest, here’s what she “did” to me… One of the Characters in the Latest Rocky Bluff P.D. Mystery is Susan Tuttle! Susan won a contest … Continue reading
Here’s a prompt that filled with symbolism. Take it literally, take it symbolically, just see what happens when you let your imagination loose on this little opening. The rats only came out at night.
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
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
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
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