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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 …

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It is amazing the prompts that spark the most stories. For April 2015 it was “foolish.” I did not expect that. The Stories This story from  876lover tickled me because it is a very different use of the prompt. Almshouse In our bundle, we held the left corner, facing the stage. Excitement flowing from our chatter. …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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It was a good month for 50-word Stories. My story Composure was featured as the Valentine Day story on fiftywordstories.com. This encouraged Connell, a writer from Britain, to come over and take-up the challenge. He wrote ten 50-word stories using all the prompts.  Donna Johns of the Wishful Thinking blog wrote an amazing story about …

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