In that same far away land, long ago, there lived a boy with his mother. His father had died many moons before but left his mother and him a sum of money large enough to keep them comfortable. And, with the money his mother made from her art pieces beloved all over the village, the … Continue reading Part 2: The Boy
Long ago, in a far away land, there lived a girl all alone in a tower, surrounded by a lush forest. At the base of the tower, a dragon was stationed, and every morning the girl would look out her window and hear the snores and see the curling tendrils of smoke rising from the … Continue reading Part 1: The Girl
Today's prompt: Pick a really memorable person from your childhood. Describe them. Avoid adverbs.
George suffered from schizophrenia for years before an official diagnosis was made. It changed him completely. I could no longer recognise my husband. And after he was dismissed from psychiatric care, it only got worse. For months he stayed home, ate very little, if at all, ignored the doctor’s orders. He just walked around, none … Continue reading Who Are You
Today's prompt: "Pretend you're a recovering alcoholic who falls off the wagon at a high school reunion. Start your story with 'I hadn't had a drink in nearly ten years' and end it with 'If only I could remember where I left my pants.' I kind of wrote, not really knowing where it was going. So, with that in mind, enjoy!
I walked to the lake today. The sun had barely risen, and the world was quiet. Unmoving. I saw you in every parked car I passed. Turning the volume down to a respectable level. Both hands tight on the steering wheel, in the 10-2 formation our mother taught us, that I never listened to, that … Continue reading Some Things Never Change
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…”
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 hope you enjoy it 🙂
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?