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A Broken Instrument (Writing Prompts)

Writing Challenges Writing Prompts

A Broken Instrument (Writing Prompts)

Two new people wrote with us! Hello! Do eet again? I love, love, endlessly love to see these prompts through your eyes so please, share again what you see with us? And for anyone who wants a nudge about how to do this, I can highly recommend the JUMP IN WITHOUT THINKING school of writing. You're here. Write. Don't think. Write. Glance at the prompts and the first thing to arrive to your fingers goes on the page. This is by far the easiest way for me to do these and maybe it'll work for you? It's Time to Take...

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Book Peek: The Stag God by J.O. Phael

Book Peek J.O. Phael Sneak Peek The Stag God

Book Peek: The Stag God by J.O. Phael

Brodie stopped to catch his breath at the road, looking to see if there was any traffic. The night was quiet though, no headlights on the road, or signs of human presence anywhere.After a moment, Brodie straightened up, his breathing starting to ease. He glanced back toward the lodge, starting to feel a bit like an idiot. Then, he heard something ahead of him, and whipped back around. In front of him was the creature he'd been chasing, as if it had waited for him.It held its black head high, long antlers gleaming in the lights of the aurora. Something...

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Write Your Desire

Atlin Merrick

Write Your Desire

By Atlin Merrick This post was originally born from rage after reading the strong, wise words of Wheeloffortune-Design, and with that rage my primary thoughts were…obscured for some. So I’m rewriting this to clarify what I mean by write your desire, and it has to do with write what you know. And that doesn’t mean what people think it means. I need not be a carpenter to write about carpenters. I need not be male to write about men, I do not have to be a wizard, LGBTQIA+, or autistic to write characters who are any or all of these...

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If Time Stood Still (Writing Prompts)

Writing Challenges Writing Prompts

If Time Stood Still (Writing Prompts)

As noted previously, some weeks there are story themes and this week's writing prompt, though its dance card was not full (weeps delicately), it tended toward science fictional fills. Contemporary fantasy maybe?Whatever it is, I love these sorts of stories, and I love that you come and share yours here. What a delicious gift, to get something fresh-baked to read each week. Thank you for that.Speaking of 'each week' I thought maybe two weeks between prompts would garner more responses but I think I'll go back to once a week. I enjoy these too and two weeks seems, I don't...

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Writing Your First Novel: 5 Things You Need to Know

Kameo Llyn Douglas Rare and Wonderfully Made

Writing Your First Novel: 5 Things You Need to Know

By Kameo Llyn Douglas The absolute first thing you need to know, from someone who has just turned her first book, Rare and Wonderfully Made, in to her editor: It's possible. I am really an ordinary person, like with a day job and a dog and dirty laundry and I wrote a book. At 58 years old. This is astounding to me. People who write books are sorcerers, experts, miracle workers, not middle-aged women who eat too much ice cream out of the carton and still manage to let dishes pile up in the sink. You can write a book...

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