I’ve noticed quite a bit of apathy in the blogging realm lately. And most people are either telling me that they’re out of ideas or expressing the desire for a break from the ordinary. With those thoughts in mind, I aim to spice things up this month to fuel the lack of inspiration that seems to be contagious. I’m hopeful that these whimsical combinations will light a fire underneath some of you and set your minds ablaze. Don’t give up! 😉 ~M xo
Juicy jokes and buttered books
Lost loves and unlickable lollipops
Battened hatches and big dippers
Windy slopes and flying horses
Twirly birds and twinkled toes
Soft centers and chewy bits
Foaming oceans and secret potions
Masked men and stolen kisses
Cursed pens and bleeding paper
Puffed pastries and bric-a-brac
Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers
The tower of terror and Autumn’s lair
Guardians of the graveyard and the mushroom forest
Inky blackness and the faintest glow of light from around the door
Hip hopping hoodlums and rash inducing radishes
Rosy red petunias and pretty pickled peanuts
The sorcerers staff and the wise child
Spoiled brats and games like that
Vibrant verbena and alabaster artichokes
Fizzy treats and powdered elephant ears
Succulent sisters and blazing blisters
Cranberry shag carpet and glinting gizmos
Frog pudding and dilapidated doorways
Baby basil and contagious hiccups
Smelly smells and freaky finds
Crazy crawfish and mushy mud pies
Gibberish gents and dog-eared doohickies
Salty succotash and pencil toppers
Bent bristles and blended bananas
Creepy crud and Elmer Fudd
If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.
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. 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!
And one last thing before I forget! I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts. Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.