Writing Prompt: Time Flying

The first two months of the year are gone and I am wondering how that happened without my noticing. I have managed to pack quite a bit in during that time and a fair few changes have taken place in my life in that rapid downward flick of the lashes... So, what you think back... Continue Reading →

Is there anybody out there?

One of a writer's fears is that there is no audience, that your words and efforts will never reach anyone. It does raise the question; are you writing for an audience or are you writing for yourself? In the 600+ post I've left here, I've never asked for a comment, but I'm asking now. Why... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: STUCK

Have you ever been stuck? Stuck in the mud, stuck in a lift, stuck on a decision, stuck in the middle, stuck on a train? I've had all of the above (currently on the last one). So, write a situation where one or more people are stuck somewhere. How does their situation come about and... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Food on the go…

Ok - rushed as hell today and have managed an egg McMuffin, an instant coffee and a chicken flavoured pot noodle today (Oreos for dessert). ¬†Feeling a little ill... In my desk there lives a collection of soup sachets, instant drinks, pot noodles, tinned ravioli and peanut packets. That is my fall-back kit when I'm... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Namesake

I've been watching Sense and Sensibility this cozy Sunday afternoon. I love Jane Austen and all her works, but there is something about this book that I particularly love. Maybe because the heroines share my name. Try this, read a story by and author that shares your name, or pick a character in fiction that... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Cooking School

I few years ago I went on a cooking course. It was therapeutic and interesting to see how different people could bond over food. There were couples, a mother and son, a few strangers that has a laugh getting to know the recipes. Chop, chop, chopping in unison we obliterated mixed herbs, that before that... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Pet POV

Ever wonder how your pet perceives the world? Just for fun, imagine your pet and write a day in the life for them. What do they see, do, etc. Here are some ideas: A Canary A Hamster A Ferret Fish... Have fun..Meow

Writing Prompt: Late for a date

I find myself late for meeting some friends for the evening. It got me thinking of how much more interesting it would be if I could attribute my tardiness to something other than working late. Think of a scene from the point of view of someone late for a blind date. What happens to make... Continue Reading →

Quote for the day

I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within. - Gustave Flaubert

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