#Writing Prompt: The Big D

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This month is all about scenes that could be filled with anger or sensible adults talking something out. You decide! This time, there’s no working it out. It’s time for the Big D. Some people divorce with such panache it gives you faith…

Otherworldly Words: Harpy

  I’m continuing to look at words that cast women in a less than flattering light. The next word on my list is harpy. In Greek mythology, the harpy was a ravenous, vicious creature with a bird’s body and a woman’s head. Or, as some would have you believe, the definition of a woman, as…

#Writing Prompt: The Big Flirt

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This month is all about scenes that could be filled with anger or sensible adults talking something out. You decide! Up Next: Most relationships can handle a little flirting, but when your paramour gives all of his or her attention to someone for an…

#Writing Prompt: It Is Better to Give, Than To Take

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This month is all about scenes that could be filled with anger or sensible adults talking something out. You decide! Up Next: Relationships are about give and take, but one of your characters is better at the latter. How does s/he and his/her mate work…

#Writing Prompt: It Didn’t Stay in Vegas

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This month is all about scenes that could be filled with anger or sensible adults talking something out. You decide! Up First: What happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas…and now your character has to explain how s/he caught an STD. How does…

Otherworldly Words: Amaranthine

Finishing up February is amaranthine. This adjective lends a beautiful, ethereal feel to the concept of endless time. Amaranthine is derived from the myth of the amaranth, the legendary undying flower. Of course, amaranth is a real family of flowers, too, and a grain alternative.   All this month, I have introduced and discussed words dealing…

#Writing Prompt: Copy cat

This month’s writing prompt is all about lies! Characters are stretching the truth or avoiding it all together. When, how often, how good they are at it, and what they lie about can tell us about our characters — and our character’s character. Perhaps you even have an unreliable narrator on your hands. Up next: Copy…

#Writing Prompt: Lying like a dog

This month’s writing prompt is all about lies! Characters are stretching the truth or avoiding it all together. When, how often, how good they are at it, and what they lie about can tell us about our characters — and our character’s character. Perhaps you even have an unreliable narrator on your hands. Up this week:…

#Writing Prompt: Stretching Your Credentials

  This month’s writing prompt is all about lies! Characters are stretching the truth or avoiding it all together. When, how often, how good they are at it, and what they lie about can tell us about our characters — and our character’s character. Perhaps you even have an unreliable narrator on your hands. This week:…

#Writing Prompt: Lying out of a ticket

This month’s writing prompt is all about lies! Characters are stretching the truth or avoiding it all together. When, how often, how good they are at it, and what they lie about can tell us about our characters — and our character’s character. Perhaps you even have an unreliable narrator on your hands. Up first: Lying…