Monthly Archives: December 2013

Today’s Cliché


Setting: Brutality is excused so long as the good guys are the ones doing it.

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Scene Starter #20


A bully picks a fight with a quiet kid, who beats him soundly. On your mark, get set, write! Use this scene starter to cause your writing to leap out of the blocks, and charge for the homestretch to win … Continue reading

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Today’s Cliché


Setting: Boy slaves get released after 5-7 years of service; girl slaves do not.

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Today’s Cliché


Setting: Fantasy names/words with a lack of vowels.

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Scene Starter #19


A fish-throwing fish monger. “You should have seen the one that got away!” Tasty bread requires a good starter. Let this scene starter help you cook up some new ideas so your writing rises up full of creativity. Your objective … Continue reading

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Today’s Cliché


Setting: Big dark castle/tower/fortress/keep, usually impenetrable except for the secret passage only the hero’s guide knows about.

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Today’s Cliché


Setting: Warrior cultures based off of the Samurai or Spartans.

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Scene Starter #18


A day trader wearing old jeans, a plaid shirt and Gucci shoes shopping at a lumber yard. Sometimes your writing gets stuck. Let this scene starter be a little push to get things rolling so when you get to the … Continue reading

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Today’s Cliché


Setting: City neighborhoods where you can get anything anytime for any amount of money.

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The Life of the Party


Here’s a scene I wrote from my first draft written in November as a part of my 50k for NaNoWriMo. My story, Falling Camelot, is still in the works, and I thought I would share this scene with all of you … Continue reading

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