Writing Prompt: The Parade

Happy St. Patrick's Day. For today's writing prompt, try writing about something festive. How about writing a story about five friends that get separated during a St. Patrick's Day parade. What adventure does each of them have in trying to find each other?

Quote for the day

A writer and nothing else:  a man alone in a room with the English language, trying to get human feelings right.  ~John K. Hutchens

Writing Prompt: Distractions/Excuses

Sometimes when writer's block hits, we think of a dozen or more things to do other than write. I looked back at the last post and it was a few days ago. Shame...on...me. Some of my excuses are as follows: I have laundry to do. The cat needs feeding. I have a hangover I need to... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: The First Date

I've been thinking about some of the first dates I've had in my life. Some were fun, other disastrous. In some cases, I knew the evening was doomed the minute  opened the door. Try to think back to some of the first encounters you've had. Do any of them stand out? Anything funny or odd... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Cuddly Toy

We've all had one. Growing up we all probably had a favourite teddy bear or doll we carried with us everywhere. Mine was Jerry, the teddy bear. He was pale brown with black eyes and dark brown feet and paws. Round ears that listened to my ramblings and rants as a child. To humiliate him,... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Love Story

This is one of the hardest things to write. There are thousands of stories and very few themes in the world, but I think that to write love convincingly is enough to twist you in two, make you doubt yourself and make you feel like grabbing  your laptop, closing it and using it as a... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Broken

Things break all the time. Some intentionally, like eggs or piggy banks. Others are accidents, like dropping something on your iPhone or shattering a glass while washing up. Sometime things get broken without anyone even realising, like promises, hearts or relationships. Draft a story around the concept of something broken. What happened, who was involved... Continue Reading →

Writing Prompt: Scented candle

I lit a candle on the fireplace mantle and it released a light scent of vanilla. As I looked around the room, I realised there were dozens of smells available to me. A bottle of lavender hand lotion was on the table, my favourite perfume, Pomegranate Noir from Jo Malone beside it. The cat came... Continue Reading →

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