A book full of writing prompts: the last taste of John Brueckner’s latest book, “892 Opening Lines”–writealready2017.com

Sadly I present to you the last of John Brueckner's teaser prompts from the back of his quintessential book, 892 Opening Lines (Cider Mill Press, 2018). I hope you've been taking advantage of these little gems...if so, run out and buy the book so that the fun doesn't stop! If not...what are you waiting for??? Prompt … Continue reading A book full of writing prompts: the last taste of John Brueckner’s latest book, “892 Opening Lines”–writealready2017.com

A book full of writing prompts? Sign me up: a taste (or six) of John Brueckner’s latest book, “892 Opening Lines”–writealready2017.com

As you all well know, I'm a big fan of writing prompts. For me, they help to quiet the creative chaos and scattered minutiae of potential writing fodder in my brain, and funnel all those microscopic motes into one, cohesive mass from which I can draw from. (I recently finished up an ongoing prompt series, … Continue reading A book full of writing prompts? Sign me up: a taste (or six) of John Brueckner’s latest book, “892 Opening Lines”–writealready2017.com

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 15

Alas! You may have noticed that I've SERIOUSLY dragged my feet in posting this, the final prompt in my series. I hope you've enjoyed this exercise as much as I have--and I'd love to see your responses! As always, the links to the previous prompts and my own responses are below; I'll post my response … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Prompt 15

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 14

Here you are, my lovelies! My own response to last week's prompt. Enjoy! And as always, I've included all 13 of the prior responses in the link at the bottom. Describe the room of one of the following: a high school student about to drop out; a cashier who has just won the lottery; a … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 14

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

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: Response to Prompt 12

Oh, for shame...I have been too long away from the pen...er, keyboard. I have been lax in my prompting duties, and for this, I offer my humble and sincere apologies to you, dear readers. But see? I make amends. Below is my response to Prompt 12; imagine if you will, two young men, arriving on … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 12

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

Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 11

Hello, my lovelies! Here's my  response to last week's pesky little prompt--which is actually more of a revised take on Prompt 10...enjoy! (Prompt 10: Choose a moral dilemma (for example, you see someone pocket several items at a CVS; you’re in a car at night, with people you don’t know well, and the driver hits … Continue reading Limber Up Before Letting Loose: Response to Prompt 11