Category Archives: writing from life

Something for the weekend #32

To get the whole story on this visual prompt, you need to check out Brain Pickings post The Burning House: what people would take if the house was on fire. Alternatively you go straight for the book itself, written by … Continue reading

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Writing prompt – The Rift

Yesterday we started with a prompt to help plot a story. It’s a quick one: you name your character, give them a couple of traits, a setting and a problem. You think up three events and a possible solution. Although … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend #30

This image from Wikicommons reminds me of a story of Kathy’s. I also chose it today because I was thinking about writing something for Sport Literate which I heard about via the excellent Funds for Writers website. I make that … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend #24

A painting rather than an a photograph this week. I have this as a postcard and we used it as a prompt this week. Although the idea is to be inspired by the image without needing to know anything about … Continue reading

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Book signing at Barnes & Noble

                Zoe did a great job in Barnes and Noble today, reading to two audiences and signing copies of Love War and Ice Cream. What a pro! For those who don’t yet know … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend 22

I came across this photograph by Rudi van den Heever at Photobotos photography site. Don’t you think Moby Dick would have been so much more enjoyable to read if it had been about elephants? Or is that just me? One … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend #21

National Geographic is such a wonderful window into the world. It definitely one of the places I can waste a huge amount of writing time, just browsing the fabulous photographs on there. This is my pick to think about today. … Continue reading

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Starting with The Sense of an Ending

I remember, in no particular order: –       a shiny inner wrist; –       steam rising from a wet sink as a hot frying pan is laughingly tossed into it; –       gouts of sperm circling in a plughole, before being sluiced down … Continue reading

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Truth or fiction

On Friday and Saturday I attended the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators Fall Fest/Critque Fest Eastern Pennsylvania Conference. It was fab. Great mix of informative workshops and critique sessions – including a rather frightening ‘first pages’ session where … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend #11

LOVE THIS ONE!! I keep thinking I shouldn’t have too many black and white photo prompts but this one is too perfect. Makes me want to write 🙂

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