Writing Prompt: The Snapshot

There are stories all around us. Everyone we see has a history, every scene our eyes capture has a story behind it. I once took a camera to the beach in Malibu and took random photos of people walking on the pier, sitting on the sand, leaning on the rails of the boardwalk and eating... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: What makes a story?

One of the things that makes us writers is that we're first readers. There is something about the written word that makes us want to tell a story of our own. It might start with science fiction or history, biographies or western adventures. I've heard people say that they like reading all sorts of things,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Stranger

I spend a lot of time day dreaming. I wonder what would have happened to me and where I'd be if I had stayed in California and not moved to London. Would I have ended up in a different career? Would I see my parents more? I wouldn't have my best friend. I'd have a... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Your Opening Line

Often the hardest part of writing is just getting started. So, in this prompt, I'll lend a hand, creating a scenario you can pick up from and create a scene or complete story. 1. You're character is in a crowded, noisy bar waiting for some friends. While they're there, they see someone sitting alone at the bar staring  into... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Treat Yourself

I'm not a gifted baker. When I was little, I used to have a little mini oven that baked little cupcakes with a heat lamp. The icing was made of cream, sugar and food colouring. They were tasty, but always gave me an upset stomach. As I grew up, my mother taught me how to... Continue Reading →

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