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August was a stellar month for 50-word Stories. The photo prompts were very popular. I received so many entries at the beginning or the month, I had to stop replying to them. I found it interesting that my favorite photo, Six, sparked so many excellent stories. I snapped the photo because I liked the color …

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August 10, 2015

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 keyboard writing it in Scrivener. Before the editorial calendar, I would have not posted anything today or tomorrow. But because I knew what I needed to write for tomorrow, it was easier to sit down and do it. That inspired this post.

When things are rolling, it doesn’t matter if you have a plan; but when they are not, a plan is everything.

Read about creating an editorial calendar click here

How do you make yourself do something you don’t feel like doing when you are not one hundred percent?

Sensory details and dialogue were the trends for the 50-word Story Challenge in July.  I am always amazed at what writer’s do with these often mundane prompts. Selfie Stick; Rain, rain go away; and 4th of July were the most popular prompts this month. 50-word stories are incredibly hard to write. It was difficult, but …

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I love this list of story guidelines from story artist Emma Coats at Pixar. I plan to use them. In 2011, story artist Emma Coats tweeted a series of story guidelines gleaned from her work at Pixar. They are little jewels of storytelling wisdom. 1. You admire a character for trying more than for their successes. …

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It has been another good month for 50-word stories. I received lots of great bite-size stories and several from first-timers.  It was interesting, the most popular prompt was Not Enough Sleep. Did not expect that. The real winners and spoils are the writers who took the challenge and what they learned from it. Each writer …

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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; …

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