Writing Prompt: Your Story

Everyone has a story. Several, in fact. We, some of us, think that our stories are not unique or interesting enough to write about, but you'd be surprised at how much each of us has to say. Start listing key events in your life, large and small. From there, start filling in the detail. Try... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Sunrise

When I awoke this morning, I instinctively reached for me phone and checked the time. 6:02 greeted me in large numbers at the top of the screen. I had slept nearly 8 hours, a minor miracle given the change of timezones and my proneness towards jet lag. I had a sudden thought that I had... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Your Town

We quite often don't appreciate what we have right on our doorstep. I've walked around town with my head down or with my mind wandering and seeing nothing around me. I know there are some shops on the High street I've never walked into and I'm sure there are some gems I'm missing. Have you... Continue Reading →

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: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: 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 →

Writing Prompt: The Daisy Chain

I've always been fascinated by how seemingly unrelated things can link together and form a chain of events that change people's lives. Heavy for a writing prompt, huh? Here's a "for instance"... I moved to a new town two years ago. I knew no one and so, I thought I'd start a book club to... Continue Reading →

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