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- December 28
- I am known for telling stories, but don't hold that against me.
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Getting into the mind of a sixteen year old (again) is not easy.
It's also not a fun place to be.
I hated sixteen.
I hated it, loved it and lived it loud.
It's showing up in m… Read full post »
Everyday this month I will be blogging about the process of writing a new YA novel during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
Plot is a literary term defined as “the plan, scheme or main part of a story” by dictionary.com. Wikipedia descr
“To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write”
~ Gertrude Stein
My Grandma was born on October 31st. I grew up knowing Haloween as the candy holiday where I got dress up and then go to my grandma’s for her birthday. A strict Catholic, she loved the holiday but always got… Read full post »
Character 1 has a meeting at Character 2’s office at 3pm. Character 1’s train is supposed to arrive at the station at 2pm. A driver from a car service will be waiting on the train platform to drive him/her to the meeting site. But for some reason, at 3pm, Character 1… Read full post »
Write a story based on this image.
I remember the first time we saw her. She began, shortly after our wordless and touchless… Read full post »
The first book I ever read all the way through by my own free will was one called “The Gift of Magic” by a young adult author, Lois Duncan. I was twelve years old and we were about to make a trip across country to Boston, the… Read full post »
There's leftover curry and rice if you're hungry. I'll keep the Volvo but the van is yours and full of gas - like another pompous old windbag. Good luck with Daphne once she realizes you h… Read full post »
My story is supposed to be fiction today and as I type, I'm all fictioned out.
I join the ranks of a LOT of you that have completed my first novel and am now "shopping an agent".… Read full post »
Your protagonist has just been to the worst concert of his/her life. Suddenly, after the show is over and she's left, the conductor shows up and offers to buy her a drink.
She agrees, under one condition—and that deal leads to one memorable night.
There's a lot you can… Read full post »
Write a story in which a character gets carried away with a new fad.
It was the eighties.
The magical decade when I found myself, a nerd on the debate team who spent my lunch hours cramming with sequestered briefs in the… Read full post »
A challenge for any one who writes is to synopsize the heart in a short amount of time.
I have fifteen minutes in this airport lounge before I have to high-tail it to my gate... and catch the plane that will take me to San Francisco.
Ten years ago
The heart, my grandmother used to say, was like a scrapbook. It held pieces of memories that together made up a wonderful collection of things that made your life unique to someone else’s. I have learned, o… Read full post »
Write a story involving an Olympic sport.
I feel ashamed to say it, but I hate swimming.
It didn't start off as a dream or a realization that this is what I was called to, it was just something that… Read full post »
Our friends call it “The Conception Tape” – just to rile us.
“Are you sure this is the tape of her birth, and not when she was conceived?” Dave Smith, my husband’s best friend asked, the first time he saw it.
Mario and I had seen too many… Read full post »
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in.
Time, you thief! who love to get
Sweets into your list, put that in.
Say I'm weary, say I'm sad;
Say that health and wealth have missed me;
Say I'm growing old,… Read full post »
I know this is a dumb post.
It's not creative at all and shows that I am using this forum for the wrong reasons! Still, here's the deal:
MY COMMENTS ARE NOT POSTING.
You have had such wonderful posts lately and when I go to comment, all of them are swallowed.… Read full post »
Write a story in which, at some point, a character breaks into song.
The day that little Alekwa died Chila brought in water from outside to pour him a bath. She had heard that the water would… Read full post »