Category Archives: setting

Something for the Weekend #26

I have just pinched this picture off Facebook from my cousin Callum Scott. It is the Wallace Monument in Stirling. It looks so evocative of times gone by, but he took the photograph yesterday. Very cool. Advertisements

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Weathering the storm

So normally I blog a new writing prompt on Tuesdays, but of course we didn’t meet today as we wait for Sandy to hit. Not much to report so far although it has rained constantly and the wind is blowing. … Continue reading

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If you want to write – read

I’ve heard it said in writing classes and read it in many books on writing: if you want to write well you need to read widely. This truth of this is perhaps obvious, but at the same time I’ve found … Continue reading

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Quick prompt for a setting

Here is a writing prompt inspired by TC Boyle’s great novel, The Road to Wellville. Start a description of a setting you want to use with the opening line, ‘It was a ______.’ It could be a desert, a shopping … Continue reading

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