November Writing Prompts

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1. The realm of reliability
2. Seeds of solitude
3. Creatures of curiosity and charisma
4. Blushing brilliance
5. A day of denial
6. Petals and parasols
7. The dream of all dreams
8. Lipstick lover
9. Captivating confines
10. Da Vinci’s canvas
11. Bustling beauties
12. Fresh air, no despair
13. Pennies from heaven
14. Silly Lily
15. Tethered triumphs
16. Brass buttons and bobby socks
17. Magically musical
18. Plastered petticoats
19. Silver sage
20. The ring of enchantment
21. Windows to the past
22. Eager advancements
23. The Dakota plains
24. Slated for the shadows
25. Nervy knights
26. Pulpy snafus
27. Wilted white whiskers
28. Fractured and formless
29. Voided victories
30. Her hero

Here’s what I like to do with the prompts.  Hope you’ll try this too!  And for all of you participating in NaNoWriMo this month, best of luck to you!  😉

To begin, settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts listed below.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!😉

One last thing… don’t forget to pingback your posts!

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Extraordinary…

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“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me.”  ~Erma Bombeck

 

Sigh….. If only there were more Erma Bombecks in this world.  She was an extraordinary woman and I miss her.  ~M


Photo credit:  https://www.libraries.wright.edu/special/ddn_archive/2012/03/22/erma-bombeck/

 

October Writing Prompt Participants

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Well that’s a wrap!  😉 One more month down and we had a bunch of newbies join us.  I want to highlight one blog in particular because it’s actually a group of people who decided to start a blog for the purpose of writing for ten minutes everyday.  If you haven’t been to their blog, I would highly suggest visiting them.  Some great stuff over there!  You can find them here.  Please also look through the list below and take a look at all the other new participants.  Lots of great posts this month and it was so much fun to read the variety of ideas.  You all amaze me so much.

Also, I think I’m going to start picking a favorite post for each month to give one person special acknowledgement.  So my favorite post for this month was, Clinky and ClankyBy, Matt Gambrill.  This poem amazed me because Matt took the prompt Clinky and Clanky and made it into a very thought provoking and emotionally touching bit of writing.  I love poems that can move me like that.  This just proves to me that a simple prompt like this can create so much more than we could ever imagine.   Great job Matt!

See you all in November!  😉  ~M xo

 

  1. Coffin candy

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/10/01/coffin-candy-octoberwriting-octpowrimo-poetry/

A Soldier’s Walk – https://asoldierswalk.com/2018/10/01/coffin-candy/

THE ROCK IN THE RIVER – https://therockintheriver.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/coffin-candy/

Walt’s Writings – https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/2018/10/01/halloween-hauntings-a-month-of-october-prompts-in-one-day/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/10/03/coffin-candy-room-101/

NewlifeduringMidlife – https://newlifeduringmidlife.wordpress.com/2018/10/02/the-fallen-angel/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/10/06/1-6-octoberfest-of-prompts/

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The Afters – Beautiful Words

“Beautiful Words”

Slow down
This is such a blur
Tell me what’s the hurry now
Have we been running round in circles
Missing all that we could be
You say it’s not too late

[Chorus:]
We are words
On pages that we’ve left unturned
An ending no one’s ever heard
We are a story slowly unfolding
Beautiful words

I could walk across the ocean
With you walking next to me
And you could melt away this winter
Now we’re starting over
We will see it’s not too late

[Chorus]

That last when everything else has passed
Even when all the stars are gone
I know every single beautiful word that we were will live on

[Chorus]


Written by, The Afters.