Writing Prompt: One Day

This is the last day of 2015, so it seems appropriate that I set up a prompt relating to that. This has been a tough year, filled with challenges, disappointments, revelations (not all good) and hurdles to jump. That being said, I'm still here and I've had just as many good days as bad, it's... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Family History

Everybody has a story. When we're growing up, many of us hear stories about where our families came from, anecdotes about our parents and grandparents, our aunts and uncles and cousins. We hear tales about how people met and got married, about the black sheep in the family and about incidents that help either forge... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt:Disaster

I used to love disaster movies when I was a kid. To be honest, I still do. Some of them were a bit cheesy, but I still enjoyed watching the heroes and heroines trying to work out who is going to make it to the end. To give you a few examples, I watch the... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Screenplay

Have you ever had an idea for a film? I've had a few, but never knew how to write a scene for the screen. I started thinking about this as I sat in the cinema last night. I'm a huge film fan. I love being carried off into another world by a great story, compelling... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt:Burying the Body

People love crime novels. All you have to do is look at the best seller list in any book store and the dedicated crime sections in bookshops to see that. One of the things that has always fascinated me about crime writer is how they work out what is plausible to give their story credibility,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The Collector

I've been clearing out my office this morning and realised I am a collector. I found endless piles of old mail, files, magazines I'll never re-read, shampoo samples, unopened journals and that biggest of all crimes, books. I have about 1,000 books and have only read about 60% of them. Shame - on - me...... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Family Member

I was on the train last night talking to some friends and we got on the subject of what we were going to do for Christmas. We told each other where we would be and which family members we would be hanging around with over the holidays and I began to describe my nieces and... Continue Reading →

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