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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. Advertisements

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Something for the weekend #20

His name is Dominic. My son is now 11. Love the fact that instead of picking him up, his father took this photograph. If you are looking for emotional truth in writing, try capturing some of the genuine emotion on … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend #19

This one was found by Zoe at Timeline photos on Facebook. There are some really beautiful and inspiring photos there. Love these two women’s laughter. And their ears.

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Something for the weekend 17 (festive edition!)

Not only a great photo prompt (I think!) but also a festive diy suggestion from dushonok.com I particularly like the diamond cut from the woman’s eye. Don’t ask me why… I just do.

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10 prompts to make you write like crazy

I have missed a couple of weeks and prompts due to life and the Atlantic Ocean coming between Kat, Zoe and I (or should that be me?) and our weekly writing sessions. But I’m back and we had a great … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend #10

A prompt about character maybe? I’m looking at this Japanese mask from the British Museum as a kind of blank canvas. Another cool photograph from Jon Hill 🙂

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Postcard Shorts – The Fight

            The Fight is a piece of flash fiction I wrote in response to a recent prompt (Writing within constraints) where the characters were not allowed to speak. I sent it off to Postcard Shorts … Continue reading

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Working within constraints

Here is a picture of my dead Uncle Albert. Well, no. Not really. The photograph relates to the following writing prompt, provided by Kat. It’s one of our more structured ones and I think it works well. Here goes… Choose … Continue reading

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A recipe for memoir

I am currently reading Love, War and Ice Cream by the lovely Zoe and becoming thoroughly immersed in the two different family stories she unfolds. I’ve been particularly charmed by her use of photographs and recipes. It’s the recipes that … Continue reading

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Mirror, mirror – 5 perspectives on character description

I’ve recently read all three of Gillian Flynn’s novels (Sharp Objects, Dark Places and Gone Girl) and I’d recommend them all. Great plots, nasty characters and some excellent writing. I’ve been particularly struck by the way she paints vivid physical … Continue reading

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