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Oops. Missed another Nanothingywrite?

November is over and once again I have not participated in National Novel Writing Month. In fact, my writing rate for November was abominable. My bum-on-seat and fingers-on-key stats are a disgrace. Oh, I guess I’ve done a few writing … Continue reading

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Character notes

I have been reading The Middlesteins this week and came across a section where Attenberg has one character list the lies she has told her husband during their marriage. The list includes not being on the pill and what she … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend #35

Fantastic photograph by Tom Kidd/Alamy that I just came across on The Guardian today. The article, The 10 best ruins in Britain, could definitely inspire some new writing this weekend. This photo features St Peter’s Seminary in Glasgow which opened … Continue reading

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Monday writing

Yay! We all got it together this morning, despite three year olds clinging to legs, mad dogs and the Comcast guy and we have been writing. Our prompts today were: Who is on the bus…   The object of desire … Continue reading

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Pica prompt

Here’s a prompt, prompted by discussion at this morning’s writing session 🙂 Write about a character who has the disorder pica – where a person has an appetite for a non-nutricious substance. Like wool. And if wool doesn’t appeal, here … Continue reading

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Writing prompt – Finders Keepers

On our regular Monday get-together, we wrote to a prompt from a short story contest, specifically Round 11 of NPR’s Three Minute Fiction feature. Author Karen Russell challenges us to write a story in which a character finds an object … 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 #23

I was pointed in the direction of this by photographer, Jon Hill, and you can find out more about it here. Something to aspire to. I’d love to create a character that leapt off the page like this.

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Leave a message after the beep

Today we have had a go at the latest NPR Three Minute Fiction prompt, which is… Leave a message after the beep. Write an original work of fiction in the form of a voicemail message. 600 word limit. We also … 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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