NaNoWriMo - noun National Novel Writing Month, in which writers the world over pledge to write 50,000 words of a novel in one month.thirty days of writers everywhere pulling their hair out, ruining their sleep schedules, eating piles of junk food, and drinking their body weight in caffeine, all in the pursuit of a story. … Continue reading I Won NaNoWriMo (x2)!
Today’s prompt: Write about a character that always says, “I don’t want to bother you, but…” I’ve chosen a character from my WIP, who would definitely say this. It’s not so much a story, as an internal monologue, as to the reason he begins sentences this way. He’s a sad kid. Hope you like it! … Continue reading A Burden
Today's prompt: Write about your antagonist as a baby. Describe him through his mother’s eyes. This may not make much sense, since you don't know really anything about my current manuscript, but I thought it'd be a good exercise anyway. I might do more things like this, especially in the lead up to, and during, … Continue reading The Antagonist
Last year, I watched a lecture series on YouTube by Brandon Sanderson, of Mistborn and Stormlight Archives fame. It was really brilliant, and I highly recommend it. There were hundreds of little nuggets o' wisdom in there. But I always come back to one thing he said. A student asked if he'd ever faced any … Continue reading Is this for me?
Author's Note: Today's prompt was to write a story with a countdown, starting at ten and ending at zero. Well, I tried that. And then I played around with it. And this is the result. I like the idea of time progressing, but you as a reader can decide if it's been years or months … Continue reading Time
A few years ago, I did some time as a casual childcare educator. Wait that sounds like I went to prison. No, no. I graduated from a GD in Early Childhood Education, and before I worked as a kindergarten teacher, I worked in different childcare centres around Melbourne. Most nights, I’d get a text about … Continue reading “You’re Fired.”
Author’s Note: Today’s prompt: "Hatred is the absence of love." Again, I just let the words flow, and I think I like it. Please do let me know what you think. Hatred. When I think of it, I imagine red. Fiery red in the jealous eyes of an admirer. Blood red in the tainted heart of … Continue reading Absence of Love