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
So we have my mother-in-law over from the UK and I am not keeping up my self imposed blogging schedule, but here are a couple of writing prompts and some thoughts based round the writing of Jhumpa Lahiri whose novel, … Continue reading
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
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
I am reading an upper middle grade novel – The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathon Stroud – and I’m loving it. There’s loads of action, intriguing characters, fun, magic and Bartimaeus (pictured here) has a brilliant voice. What I’m picking … Continue reading
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I have just started reading ‘There but for the’ by Ali Smith and I’m very drawn to it by the Guardian review on the back that describes it as ‘Whimsically devastating.’ By the time it moves on to ‘profoundly clever … Continue reading
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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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What is she thinking about, I wonder?
Some writing prompts take a bit of explaining. There’s a set up or a thought process to go through. But today’s is a Sentence Starter, direct and simple. Of course you don’t have to make the line your first sentence, … Continue reading
Amy Pireck died in a car crash when she was sixteen years old. The boy that was driving didn’t quite walk away – he suffered a broken ankle and bruising to his chest where the air bag exploded between his … Continue reading