Cathedral of Doubts: Writing Prompt

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If you’d like to join me in the “process over product” writing prompt game I’ve undertaken in order to write more fiction in 2017, today’s writing prompt from my Writing Prompts app came from a suggested setting: “Cathedral.” And attitude: “Cynical.” I hope you’ll join me in playing your writing in 2017! Cathedral: Maggie could tell by the way Abby kept raising her eyebrows and grinning that she was supposed to feel impressed by the splendor, the grandeur of the Cathedral with its pointy ornate parts and spirals and architectural conceits that likely all probably had fancy names for things like wall and joint and screw. But all she felt was cold. Why did she always forget to bring a … Read More

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Ski slope. Roulette wheel. Writing Prompt

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In keeping with my goal to write more fiction without any pressure, structure or guidelines, here’s day two of short prompt writing. Join me in the same prompt, or even take my short piece of writing as a starting point to prompt your own story! Ski slope. Roulette wheel. Prompt from the Writing Prompts app, by Writing.com. She stared down the slope of sleek gleaming white with a mixture of awe and ragged, pounding terror. The night sky bloomed with stars, so many, like a woman flaunting a neck full of diamonds. When was the last time she’d seen so much sky, wide open and unencumbered by the boxed edges of suburbia? In her life back home, sky was an … Read More

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In an Orange Room: Writing Prompts and the New Year

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Wow, I haven’t blogged in a long time. A LONG time. I mean, I have been busy: I’ve spent the last three years turning a flailing freelance career into a full-time career, writing hundreds of articles, a couple books, and editing some manuscripts. But I’ve always always said: if you really want to write, you write. You find the time. I miss my fiction the most in the flurry of work, and though I’m not a big maker of New Year’s resolutions, I am a huge fan of dedicated writing practice, particularly inspired by #continuouspractice by Saundra Goldman. I aim to write a little tiny twinkle of fiction as many days of the year as possible. The guidelines will be … Read More

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Friday Roundup

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Hey everybody. You’ve probably noticed that I’ve dropped off blogging (or you haven’t noticed until now, when you’re getting this long overdue halllllooooo!). Well, freelance life has been busy, and that’s a good thing in so many ways, but it also means less of this. Resources and Awesome Posts For You: This Startup Will Piss Off Publishers and Make Freelancers Happy Contently Master Scene Types for Page-Turning Plots at Writer Unboxed 5 Ways You Can Improve Your Mood Right Now (Sweatpants & Coffee has a clean new web design) An Alpine Antidote to Working Weekends NY Times 4 Ways to Take Better Breaks at mental_floss Here are my most recent articles. Stay tuned for some really helpful ones on Freelancing in the next couple … Read More

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