#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…

In case you’ve forgotten, life can be magical

I was having one of those days. The kind where everything was going wrong. The sky was a piled mass of gray clouds that no sun could squeak through. I spilled my first cup of coffee. I ruined lunch. I had a headache. My husband and I pledged to go to the park for a…

Writing Prompt: Resolve to Volunteer

It’s January, and the character prompts for this month revolve around resolve. All month, I’ve provided prompts that center around the types of resolutions a character might make. This final one is about volunteering. Your character pledges to volunteer more this year. What charity does he or she work for? How does it go? Is…

Writing Prompt: The Higher Power

It’s January, and the character prompts for this month revolve around resolve. As authors we have many ways to learn about our characters and to tell our readers about our characters. What they pray about and whom they pray for are excellent means! So, in the theme of resolutions this month: When some people vow to improve themselves,…

Author Shorts Question 5: What do you love most about writing?

I’ve started a new segment where I’ve asked a variety of authors to answer a few questions that I pose. Of course, I love a twist. All answers had to be no more than two sentences. Brevity presents a greater challenge. For me the process was delightful as well as insightful. I love that authors…

Writing Prompt: Weight Loss Help

It’s January, and the character prompts for this month revolve around resolve. Ah, resolutions. Your character made a bet to shed a few pounds with a friend, who seems to be winning the friendly wager. How does your character step up the game? What means does he or she take? The hard road of eating right and…

Writing Prompt: Resolve

  It’s January, and the character prompts for this month revolve around resolve. It’s time for your characters to resolve to improve themselves. What are your characters’ New Year’s Resolutions? Are they self-centered? Do they pledge to do more good? What a character resolves to do can speak volumes! If you enjoyed this post, look…

A Writer’s New Year’s #Resolutions

Writing is my avocation — and my vocation. Writing so much can some times take a bit of fuel from the fire, so to rekindle my spirit, I am making a few writing resolutions. Write every day. Every writer knows that he’s supposed to do this, but we find a reason not to. Maybe you’re…

Author Shorts Question 4: What type of character is your favorite?

I’ve started a new segment where I’ve asked a variety of authors to answer a few questions that I pose. Of course, I love a twist. All answers had to be no more than two sentences. Brevity presents a greater challenge. For me the process was delightful as well as insightful. I love that authors…

Author Shorts Question 3: The perfect scene…

I’ve started a new segment where I’ve asked a variety of authors to answer a few questions that I pose. Of course, I love a twist. All answers had to be no more than two sentences. Brevity presents a greater challenge. For me the process was delightful as well as insightful. I love that authors…