Making the End the Beginning-Weekly Writing Prompts

Weekly Writing Prompts

A weeks worth of ideas for the fiction and non-fiction writer.

Good morning and happy Tuesday. I hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s first prompt and I hope I can keep them coming from day to day and week to week. And hopefully, like this week’s theme, this is only the beginning.

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Teachable Tuesdays—Quotes, verses, ancient writings meant to inspire, allowing you to free the soul within.

What feels like the end
Is often the beginning”

Think about your favorite story and how it ends. Now take that ending and make it the beginning of a whole new story. Don’t just carry on the original story, create a new one that may not have anything to do with the first story at all. Good luck!!!

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If you have any suggestions, please let me know. I’ll be more than happy to listen to your ideas. Also, if you’ve written anything from the prompts here and want to show them off, let me know. I’ll post your story here, complete with a short bio and a link to your site. If I like the site enough, I might even do a piece on your site as a whole.

Also, if you’ve written an e-book and want a review done, let me know. I’ll be more than happy to add your book to the site and give you an honest review. I don’t want to create any enemies, but if your book isn’t to my liking, I will let everyone else know. Just saying. 🙂

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Help me get the word out about what’s going on here. I’d love to see more people coming by and checking out my prompts. But more than that, I’d love to know someone out there is actually using them. Thanks for stopping by and as always:

Happy Writing!!!!!

A New Creation Myth–Weekly Writing Prompts

Weekly Writing Prompts

A weeks worth of ideas for the fiction and non-fiction writer.

Hello and welcome to our first posting of WWP. I’ve decided to attribute a special “theme” to each week to make it a little easier to follow. For our first time out, I’ve decided to make this one about “Beginnings”. What better place to start than at the beginning?

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Mad, mad Mondays—Anarchy, chaos, anything goes. You’ll never know what I’ll put here

Every culture has a story of how the world/universe began. Create your own creation story for a race of mythical beings. How did their kind evolve? Who were their “first beings”? What circumstances caused them to become the creatures we know today?

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With this being the very first post in my experiment, I know I’ll have to work at making sure to add more to the posts. Each posting will be a little more practice for me in my journey to become a successful writer once again.

One thing I have to remind myself (and every writer should live by), is that no matter how many times you get knocked down, you have to get back up and try again. And if you’re the one knocking you down, fight back!

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If you ever write something from one of our prompts and would like to share it, let me know. I’ll be more than happy to post your piece, along with a short bio and a link to your site. If I like it, I might even do an entire write up the place.

 

Happy Writing!!!!!

Creating a New Idea For Stale Writing

So, here’s the thing, I’m still working on finding a way to make money writing. I’m getting a few leads here and there, but I still need to keep myself writing. This blog really is more of a “writing assignment” for me. A place to practice my craft while still keeping myself moving forward. Here, I work on post titles, writing style, my own personal voice. Things like that. It also helps me with my typing skills.

One of the very first things I did as a writer online, was to create a newsletter column of writing prompts for a friend of mine. I had a blast and got pretty good at it. So now, I think I’m going to do it again. I’m going to redo my prompt writing in a newsletter format. Not sure how just yet, but I think that’s the direction I should go. I love creating writing prompts, and sometimes actually use them.

Here’s what I’ve come up with:

Weekly Writing Prompts

A weeks worth of ideas for the fiction and non-fiction writer.

Mad, mad Mondays—Anarchy, chaos, anything goes. You’ll never know what I’ll put here

Teachable Tuesdays—Quotes, verses, ancient writings meant to inspire, allowing you to free the soul within.

Wonder What Wednesdays—One word prompts, titles, character ideas…I wonder what we’ll do.

Throw Down Thursdays—In this corner VS. In that corner. Meet some of the coolest writers in the industry.

Freewrite Fridays—This is where I give you something to write about from you memories, past experiences, and fantasies. Just let your words flow.

Weekend Warriors—Did you write something from one of our prompts? Want to share it with the world? Let me know and I’ll post it on my site, along with a short bio and a link to your personal site.

I hope this takes off, but I also know it’s going to take me getting out there and promoting my site. I suck at that. I thought about posting the prompts on my Tumblr account, but might do something similar on that site. Don’t know yet, but will let you know.

Let’s see how this goes. Happy writing!!!

Freewriting My Way Out of a Rut

So, things were going so good. I was writing again, had a piece published, was finding my voice again; then BAM!!!! I’ve hit the proverbial brick wall. I’m feeling stale. I need to come up with something to write about and keep myself moving forward. So that’s what this boring little post is going to be about, it’s time for me to freewrite.

I learned about freewriting many years ago on a little site called Gather.com. The site is no longer in existance, but I had so much fun there. I wish I could find another place like that one. I met a lot of nice people, learned a lot about writing in a variety of different genres, it was a blast. Then it was gone. Bummer.

Not that it needs an explanation, but freewriting is simply where you let your brain guide your fingers and run wild. One of the rules of freewriting is that you’re not supposed to edit your work until time is up, but I’ve never been able to follow that rule. Another rule is that you set a time limit for yourself. Most are about 10 minutes, but I don’t usually pay much attention to that rule either. I just write.

Freewriting is a great way to clear the clogs out of your head. It gives you a way to move all the daily crap to the side and find those little tidbits that could become your next sale. Just since I’ve started this post, I’ve had 2 or 3 little ideas pop into my head about where to go next. Once I come up with 5 of them, I’ll feel as though I’ve really accomplished something tonight.

That’s another thing, you’re not supposed to stop writing once you’ve started your freewrite. Yeah, that’s another one I don’t exactly adhere to. Really, I’m not really a rule-breaker by nature, but my take on the freewrite is that it’s about becoming one with the words. It’s about letting the message take hold of you and allows your imagination to be free.

The world can be a very stressful place and daily strain can cause a writer’s mind to become overwhelmed. A simple little freewrite session can help clear the mind. It’s a great way to scream at someone without the worry. It doesn’t even have to be something that anyone else reads. It’s just a release from everyday life.

Do More Of What Makes You Happy

So I made a little trip to my personal Nirvana…aka Hobby Lobby. That is one of my all-time favorite stores in our little town. I’m a very creative person. Not everything I create comes out the way I envision it in my mind, but I try. I crochet, I sew, I love adult coloring books. I just love creating things out of other things.

I also love Hobby Lobby as a way to get my creative juices flowing for my writing. I walk through the silk flowers and wall decor as a way to find things that prompt an idea in my head. I found several things that got me feeling creative, then I found a small sketch book that jumped out and grabbed me. Now mind you, I can’t draw. I’ve tried my hand at Zendoodle, but as far as sitting down and drawing something that looks like it was done by someone over the age of 6, nope. But the front cover screamed at me.

Do more of what makes you happy. Yes! I love it. Do more writing, more dreaming, more believing in yourself. It’s just what I needed to keep going. I sat down and did a little freewriting in it and then made a list of the top ten things that make me happy. This will be my place to go when I need a mental vacation. My own little happy place.

Happy Writing