Monthly Archives: September 2013

Scene Starter #7


A spontaneous snowball fight breaks out between movie goers leaving a movie and patrons at a bar across the street. Tasty bread requires a good starter. Let this scene starter help you cook up some new ideas so your writing … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat with Agents


I offer this challenge to the followers of RocNaNo. This is an opportunity to find an agent for your previously unrecognized work of literary art. In October there comes a contest called ‘Trick or Treat with Agents,’ which is hosted … Continue reading

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Scene Starter #6


An ad in an airline magazine says “Robotic Hair Replacement.” Sometimes your writing gets stuck. Let this scene starter be a little push to get things rolling so when you get to the bottom of the page the words are … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Talk Like a Pirate!


I hope you knew this already, but today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the day when everyone should… talk like a pirate! Arr! (Check out the video on the link above, then stagger on through to the rest … Continue reading

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Morals and Fables


So I just found out that for my English literature class (Ethical Life: Exploring Virtue and Vice), I have to write a fable.   Now, my fable is supposed to be based off of Aesop’s fables, Marie de France’s fables, … Continue reading

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Scene Starter #5


You’re driving into downtown Cleveland on the Interstate late at night, when you spot a car entering the highway with someone hanging out the passenger window. One of the wheels is missing, and every little bump causes sparks to fly … Continue reading

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Writing Challenge: Running From the Law


Here’s a staple that every adventure writer needs in their bag of tools; a scene where a character is being pursued – by the cops, or the mob, or aliens, or someone – and has to avoid detection and sneak … Continue reading

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Scene Starter #4


An orderly crowd of people come around a corner and, without any explanation, invite people to come along with them. The mob keeps walking and growing until it gets to a park, and then… Tasty bread requires a good starter. … Continue reading

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Post 100!


I can’t stand seeing the post counter sitting at 99 posts, so I’m posting this mostly to say “We’ve had 100 posts on this blog! Yay!” And in just four months, too! In point of fact there are many more … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Distractions, Distractions


Today I’ve been doing a lot of writing, even when I shouldn’t be, and unfortunately my phone went off in class when I should have been paying attention to the actual class instead of writing in my notebook. Of course, … Continue reading

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