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
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
Author’s Note: Today’s prompt: “Write the saddest scene you can think of between a boy and a girl. Except this is the first time they’ve met.” It took me a while to decide what I thought was the saddest scene, but I'm happy with the end result. Please let me know what you think. Wind whipped … Continue reading Hello/Goodbye
Author’s Note: Today’s prompt: "My wife woke me up last night to tell me there was an intruder in our house. She was murdered by an intruder two years ago." I started writing, and it went somewhere different than I was expecting, but I think I like it. Anyway, please do let me know what … Continue reading The Last Moonrise
Author’s Note: Today’s prompt: "Use these five words in a mystery story - Power. Devil. Clutter. Blonde. Poet." I just let the words flow with this one. It's a bit weird, I'll be honest. But please do let me know what you think. Flames licked his bedroom walls, the clutter on the floor smouldered, his … Continue reading The Poet & the Devil