“Uh-Oh”

“Uh-Oh,” the author cried as she starts her laptop up.“I’ve got nothing on the inside. How can I sum this up?”“There’s no words, there’s no post.” “I need something or I’m toast.” “Maybe a story? Maybe a thought?” “Or that prompt that I just bought?”“Something to keep the site alive.”“Something to keep readers in place.”“I’llContinue reading ““Uh-Oh””

Writing Prompt: Ten Years of Advice

If you could go back ten years and give yourself some advice, what would you say? Don’t give up on your dream. Right now, you’re about two years into writing your first novel. You stay up late on weekends just to fill your pages with scenes that won’t make it into the final draft. Well,Continue reading “Writing Prompt: Ten Years of Advice”

Writing Prompt: History Rewritten

Include the following in your story: funeral, condemn, distribution, button, sink, tax, art, jealousy, brain, lover. If I could change the past you wouldn’t have been taken by weakness or by illness of age. Your funeral wouldn’t have occurred. Life would still hug your breath and you’d be enjoying the art of creation with us.Continue reading “Writing Prompt: History Rewritten”

Writing Prompt: Getting Away with Murder

Use the following words: Snow Queen, windmill, tunnel, childhood, endanger, cypress, wine, horseback, temperature, imperial. There isn’t enough wine in the world for this. I’m standing under the cypress tree, bearing witness as my childhood nemesis is carried away in a body bag. Little miss perfect never knew how to shut up. She always braggedContinue reading “Writing Prompt: Getting Away with Murder”

Writing Prompt: New Invention

What’s something you would like to see invented that would make your life easier? To all you writers, tinkers, and theorists out there: have you ever had a moment where you had the perfect phrasing for a story, essay, or any other project of yours and yet you couldn’t get that phrasing down because youContinue reading “Writing Prompt: New Invention”

Zombies and the Witch

I don’t know about you, but I can get some pretty vivid dreams while laying in bed at night. I think they’re pretty cool, exciting, and adventurous. Some of them I’ve even written down because they’d make great novels someday. If you don’t mind, I would love to share one pretty vivid and actiony dreamContinue reading “Zombies and the Witch”