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NaNoWriMo 2011: Writing Challenges

8 Nov

Need a writing prompt to get those writerly juices flowing? I’m here to help with Prompty Tuesday! Grab your drink of choice, strap yourself to that chair, and get ready to bolster your word count, because I have a few challenges for you.

Alphabet Absurdity
Use the following words in a scene: handwritten, harmony, hunter, hand-me-down, hedgehog.

Random Fun
Write a scene involving a dinner party, an anonymous letter, and a handmade quilt.

Scenarios
A waiter finds a kitten with a note attached to its collar that reads: “You’re in danger.”

Katamari Damacy Cat

I don't have a picture of Gambit with a note attached to his collar, but I do have one of his Katamari Damacy phase.

Have an itch to do more writing exercises? You can view all the Prompty Tuesdays here.

Happy Writing!

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Still Monster Mashing

1 Nov

Halloween was yesterday, but I’m still in the mood. Maybe it’s because the day of fright is still approaching for the characters in my WIP (work-in-progress) or the bowl of fun sized candy on my dining room table? Either way, I figured no one would mind if I threw out a Halloween themed Prompty Tuesday.

It’s been a while since I shared a Musicality writing exercise with you. Because of my mood, I can’t think of a better song to use than one of my fright fest favorites, The Monster Mash. When I was little I used to dance around the living room, listening to this on a cassette tape. Every time I reached the end of the song, I would stop, rewind it, and let the dance party commence. Whether you take your inspiration from the images, song, or both, here is your prompt for the week:

Itching for more writing exercises? You can find past Musicality prompts here or view all the past Prompty Tuesdays here.

Happy writing everyone!

Batten down the hatches, NaNoWriMo 2011 quickly approaches.

28 Oct

Since January of 2007, I’ve toiled away at a project called Fireflies, making sure every interconnecting detail was just right. I did lots of free writing to develop the characters and the world around them. I tried to start writing it a few times. See also every NaNoWriMo/Camp WriMo between 2008 and today. There are a pile of chapter ones saved on my computer as proof. I did write other novels not related to the project and even managed to get one published, but it kills me that I can’t seem to write the story I’ve wanted to share with the world for over four years.

Not anymore, folks! I made it past the dreaded chapter one mark and am proud to report that I’m well into chapter three. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but for me this is a big deal. I found the POV (point of view), the tense, the voice, and more importantly I accumulated enough writing experience to do it some justice.

Therefore, ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for me to batten down the hatches and attack NaNoWriMo 2011. Consider this post my declaration to the world and promise to myself to grab my white whale by throat and tell it who is boss. (It’s me, in case you were wondering.)

I had to do something while more coffee brewed.

Prompty Tuesday and the letter ‘G’

16 Aug

Need a writing prompt to get those juices flowing? I’m here to help! Use these words in your scene:

green, ghost, gallant, gorge, godfather

Have an itch to do more writing exercises? You can find past Alphabet Absurdity prompts here or view all the Prompty Tuesdays here. Happy writing!

Prompty Tuesday seeks Random Fun

9 Aug

Need a writing prompt to get those juices flowing? I’m here to help! Write a scene involving:

theft, an ice storm, and rice

Have an itch to do more writing exercises? You can find more Random Fun here or view all the Prompty Tuesdays here. Happy writing!

Imperial Chicken predicts the future.

5 Apr

I missed three Prompty Tuesdays while my laptop was out of commission. Here are the writing prompts I had planned on sharing with you, including a new category called scenarios. Enjoy!

RANDOM FUN
Write a scene involving: getting lost, a fortune-teller, and watermelon.

SCENARIOS
A rogue chicken picks up the fight against demons.

MUSICALITY
When people hear the Imperial March, they think of Darth Vader and Star Wars.

This is your main character’s theme song. Is your MC a badass in an alternate universe or maybe a geeky kid out for vengeance? Start writing and find out what your mind has in store.

The awesome thing about writing prompts is their versatility. They can be used individually or together to create a new experience. For this Prompty Tuesday, combine one, two, or three of the prior exercises.

Happy writing!