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Giving the game away (nearly)

Forget that spoiler alert! Go on, do it! It’s time to give away the story! What? Give away the story? Or at least part of it? Am I being serious? Strangely yes. This week reading June by Miranda Beverley-Whittmore, I … 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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Setting prompt

The following excerpt from Cynthia Bond’s powerful new novel (you heard it here) Ruby makes a great prompt to start a story or just tackle a familiar setting in a new way. Read and model your writing as closely as … Continue reading

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Monday prompt on a Wednesday (oops)

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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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