Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 14

Boy, oh boy...we're getting down to the bottom of the barrel, here, my lovelies. Only two more prompts to go after this doozy. Perhaps once we've reached number 16, I'll repost the entire list, along with the instructions and my own responses, for those of you that joined the fray later. In the meantime, if … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 14

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 13

I had a hard time deciding which police log entry to go with for this one; it was a tie between the one I chose, and "Joe Shmoe, 41, assault with a deadly weapon (a shoe)." Review a section from the Police Beat or Classified Ads of a local newspaper. Choose one and tell the story … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 13

Authors Help: Writer’s Block — Poetic Beggars

Writer’s block is one of the biggest problems that I personally face when I write. One day I read that one of the most common reasons writers get writer’s block is due to insecurities that what they are writing will not be good enough for other people to like. via Authors Help: Writer’s Block — Poetic … Continue reading Authors Help: Writer’s Block — Poetic Beggars

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 13

  Something about September always makes me a bit blue; I think it is the ingrained "I don't wanna go back to school" blues, despite the fact that I am A) no longer a student, B) my CHILDREN are no longer students, and C) I no longer work in the school system. And yet: the … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 13

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 12

Holy fleeting Summer Solstice, Batman! My, how time flies...and here we are, already coming down the home stretch of my little prompt project here. Only three more to go--kind of makes me sad. Anyway--here y'all go (and, if you have not done so yet, feel free to check out my own responses below to the … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 12

Tricking yourself into writing — The Cat’s Write

by Claudia Blood I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I have to trick myself into writing. Yes, I want to be a writer, but writing is HARD. Daydreaming about stories is almost as satisfying as writing them down and far easier. There’s none of that messy grammar or infestation of typos or […] … Continue reading Tricking yourself into writing — The Cat’s Write

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 10

Ahhhh, July in New England! There's nothing quite like it...and I do my best not to think of the fleeting nature of the season here in Maine; as my husband's great-aunt used to say: "It's the Fourth of July...summer's over!" I'm trying my damndest to fit in the entirety of my summertime bucket list, but … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 10

How Not To Be A Writer — Life Is Fiction

Have you ever noticed how many “How To Be A Writer” guides are floating around the internet? Have you seen all the articles about what being a writer means, detailing tips to fit the bill, sharing the holy guidelines you have to follow to truly be able to classify yourself as a “Writer”? Not that […] … Continue reading How Not To Be A Writer — Life Is Fiction

Dry Spells Perspective #2: Andrew Tolson — REAL TALK

Okay, I’ll come clean. I gave up. Despite the number one piece of advice from writers, editors and agents, which is never give up. In fact, it’s usually in caps: Like it’s shouted across a vast chasm filled with the souls of all those who quit. Don’t be one of those poor fools! NEVER, EVER […] … Continue reading Dry Spells Perspective #2: Andrew Tolson — REAL TALK