Category: Writing Prompts
This is too funny not to share. The Authorities–that is priceless. Write a sad dairy entry for your pet!
Have a Plan, Stan.
I do not feel well today. I am suppose to post a writing prompt or something inspirational today. I do not feel like doing either. Tomorrow I need to post a writing tip. Because I have planned out my editorial calendar, I know what I need to write for tomorrow and am sitting at the…
What’s in a Name?
Time for something fun! Many writers tell me their lives are boring. These writers often produce boring stories about vampires. Many of them are good writers, but they don’t know where to pan for gold. In the blogosphere, there are a number of personal blogs and their creators don’t consider themselves writers. They write about…
Shaun Cassidy Made Me a Life-long Reader
In the article, Book Pushing by Mary Lou Shuster, on one of my favorite blogs, The Nerdy Book Club, Mary Lou talks about a single book making a child a life-long reader or not. It made me think, what made me a life-long reader? I owe a large debt to my Mom and Georette Heyer because as…
Sometimes Writing is Walking
The trouble with writing as a profession is you cannot point to it and say, “This is writing.” The word writer conjures the famous image of Charles Dickens seated at a desk, quill in hand furiously scrawling. That is not always the case. Writing Prompt Take a walk and think about what you are writing;…
Bliss and Four-Senses Writing Prompt
Bliss–is not a word you hear very often. In writing, it is good to change-up your nouns and this is a good one to keep in mind. But when writing fiction, this word is not as useful as you may think because it can mean something different to each person. Keep this is mind when…
You Can See the Bottom!
Water plays a role and everyone’s life. Ditch, stream, lake, river aqueduct, marsh, swamp, puddle; I am certain every person has a special water place in their memory. There are many to choose from when you grow-up in Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes. I chose this spot along the Detroit River because it was…
Home Is Where the Scrub Brush Is
Home is where the heart is, is a popular saying, but as a person who has moved a number of times, I believe the quickest way to feel at “home,” in a new place is to get down on your hands and knees and clean it. A thorough cleaning. Get out the toothbrush, dish soap,…