Writing Prompt: Colour

I know I've written on the subject before, but as I was looking through my wardrobe, it struck me just how much dark purple and burgundy is in it. I guess it's my favourite colour. Much of my jewellery is made of up amethyst and garnet. When I wander through the shops, my eye immediately... Continue Reading →

Poem for the day

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. I love you as the plant that never blooms but carries in itself the light... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: House

As I was traveling by train the other day, it struck me that houses give off a sort of personality. Sad houses, light houses, happy houses, crooked houses. I saw walled hedged houses and open gardened houses. Single stories, maisonettes, terraces, large, small and cottages by the sea. Have a look at a random house... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompts: Cold Hard Facts

It's hard to admit your shortcomings or fears. One of the most interesting things about character development in writing is when we explore things like flaws, fears, or challenges. If there are no flaws in our characters, we have no story. There is nothing for them to overcome, and we, as readers, lose interest. So,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Silence

I’ve lost my voice again. When I travel too much or work too many hours, that’s the first thing to go. When I woke this morning, my throat was on fire. Intense pain shot through me, starting at my throat and making it’s way to the rest of me. It took three painkillers and another... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Sibling Rivalry

My brother is the benchmark. I've been fortunate enough throughout my life to know what it is to love someone unconditionally and have a tiny green demon in my heart at the same time. He's one of those rare people who has always known what he wanted to do. Every step pulled him closer and... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Everyday things

Describing the commonplace is actually difficult. How do you make normal, everyday objects interesting? Can you take something common and give it a life of its own?   Try this: Look around the room. Select a half a dozen objects and describe them in terms of appearance. Next, take those same objects and give them... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Random Acts

When was the last time you witnessed a random act of kindness or you ran across a truly extraordinary person? They're around us all the time, everywhere, we just fail to stop and notice. How often to we pause and really see what and who is around us? Here's your writing mission, should you choose... Continue Reading →

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