June 2020 Writing Prompts

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Welcome to another month of writing prompts.  Enjoy! ~M xo

1. The virtual sea
2. This is us being us
3. A friendly enemy
4. The wedding tree
5. I just dreamt about you
6. Pillars of the past
7. Illicit desires and wild liaisons
8. A hint of rain
9. Sprouts and sprites
10. Gothic in Greenland
11. Lost among the lilacs
12. I can’t breathe
13. A torrential time
14. Enthralling endeavors
15. Dismal disappointments
16. Fictional failures
17. If only there were more
18. Poisoning the brickwork
19. Nothing makes sense
20. His silent secret
21. Jiggly Jenny
22. Spotty spinach
23. Mosquito madness
24. The window to Walancha
25. Shallow hopes
26. The endless railway
27. Marigold moments
28. Tilly the tuna
29. Ambrosia afterthoughts
30. The last of Luke

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.  😉


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Breaking the Mask – Anthony Johnson

Today I’m excited to share the book, “Breaking the Mask,” written by a dear old friend of mine, Anthony Johnson (Aka Henry Game).  Anthony was one of the first friends I made on WordPress, and I’m so happy to share his very first book with all of you.  If you’re able, please share this post.  Thanks!  😉 ~M

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The book is Historical Fantasy that spans from 1530s England to the present day in New York City. It is a story of regret, of ambition; adventure; failure; love. But most of all, it is a story of finding forgiveness.

It is available on Amazon worldwide and will soon be available on all major distribution platforms as a POD service.

 

A brief introduction:

When you have decided that your time is at an end, and that it will come by your own hand, the countdown to the final event is when your deepest regret will come for you, and hard.

Yet for Henry, almost 500 years old, the newfound purpose of living to die has finally given him clarity. Life without the promise of death is meaningless and cyclical. The only thing left that scares him now is dying without explaining his actions, without saying he’s sorry for what he has done.

He uses his last days to set pen to paper, to gather his journals and accounts. His focus is finally clear, death has given him the impetus required to face his greatest shame before it is too late. He will tell his story, and be what may, he will have a clean conscience when the time comes to die.

The hope is to seek forgiveness from the son he shamelessly abandoned only days after the birth. Even if it is only words and memories that he offers, it is surely better than nothing. Yet what he creates is not just a recounting of secret history, it is also an honest explanation, a confession, of his darkest deeds and gravest sins; it is a parable that he hopes his own flesh and blood can learn from and hopefully not repeat the same mistakes.

The entries range from early sixteenth century to the present day; from setting the dinner table for evening meal on Good Friday 1532, to sailing across the Atlantic Ocean in 1814, onward to the war with the USA; from scaling the tower of Pope Clement VII, to eating gingerbread in the company of three extremely bizarre sisters and a very greedy young Germanic girl named Gretel.

We travel with Henry as he transforms from an innocent child into what he must become in order to survive the trials placed in his path. As those closest to him die, Henry turns away from love, allowing anger to fill the void. Rage becomes the fuel that stokes his fire. And he uses this inferno to numb the pain of loss. Before long we have a man with a good heart that does terrible things, and all in the name of revenge. Sweet, sweet revenge.

Blurb

AMAZON LINKS:

Amazon-US – Breaking the Mask

Amazon-UK – Breaking the Mask

Amazon-AU – Breaking the Mask

 
AUTHOR BIOAuthor Photo

Anthony hails from Bolton, England.

He has a passion for research and history, picking at the seams of documented events to unravel fresh perspective.

He now lives in Australia with his wife, two boys, dog, cat, & three chickens.

Breaking The Mask is his debut novel.

May Writing Prompts

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Welcome to another month of writing prompts.  Enjoy! ~M xo

  1. Galaxy girl
  2. At the heart of a window
  3. Dead end drives
  4. Sprinkles of you
  5. The days of Alice
  6. When we believe
  7. Chili cheese custard
  8. The afterglow effect
  9. Theodore Thirsty
  10. A number above
  11. Ringlets and roses
  12. Sinking moon
  13. Hidden in the mangroves
  14. Slipping on an iceberg
  15. Watchful Winifred
  16. The eye of the elephant
  17. A slave to sudden impulses
  18. Toasty in Topeka
  19. Wired for more
  20. People pleasers
  21. Sipping on subterfuge
  22. Knee deep
  23. Cautionary power
  24. Minty descriptions
  25. Lemony liabilities
  26. Dragon scales
  27. Men of mystery
  28. Whimsy and wildflowers
  29. Fight on fighter
  30. Creative canvasses
  31. The final orbit

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.  😉


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Wonder…

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“Today we lost sight of yesterday, as the wonderment of a new day took over.  And tomorrow, we will lose sight of today when we further marvel at what a new day brings.  You see the cycle never ends, if we keep fascination and astonishment alive.”  ~M


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April Writing Prompts

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Welcome to another month of writing prompts.  Enjoy! ~M xo

1. Pouting petals
2. Kansas corners
3. Lustrous lamplights
4. Suburban stays
5. Only resolve
6. Words of rediscovery
7. Beauty and wisdom
8. Times arrow
9. Soup sandwiches
10. The last olive branch
11. Boils, bums, and a humming of drums
12. Sabotaging success
13. Corrupted and claimed
14. Fluctuating follies
15. Mixed greens and marmalade
16. Tripping through the tulips
17. Spontaneous splatters
18. Dream whip
19. He was her moon
20. Sun-kissed sequins
21. That’s a start to something stupid
22. Tangible and tasty
23. The final endeavor of Felicity Frank
24. Conquered convictions
25. Perfect for pulling
26. Single suitcase in the hall
27. The bear under the bridge
28. Watermelon rose
29. Snow donuts
30. The crusades

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.  😉


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Free book!

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Hey everyone,

If you’re an avid reader, lover of poetry, or just plain bored and need something to do, I have good news for you today.  I’ve decided to offer my book, Beneath the Canopy, as a free download.  My book will be available from 3/20/2020 –  3/24/2020.  I hope all of you will enjoy it, and if you do decide to read it, I‘d really appreciate it if you reviewed it as well.  Thanks in advance, and happy reading!

Please click on one of the links below to get your free copy today!

Amazon-US  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-UK  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-DE  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-FR  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-ES  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-IT  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-NL  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-JP  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-BR  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-CA  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-MX  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-AU  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

Amazon-IN  Ebook- Beneath the Canopy.

*Please let me know if you have trouble with any of the links.  😉 ~M xo

The new normal?

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It feels like we’re heading into a new normal. I’ve been on vacation, and as I watch my girls play in the pool, I wonder how long it will be, before even this sort of activity is no longer allowed. It’s sort of a scary thought. Everything we’ve known for such a long time is suddenly changing. Is this our new reality? Everything is closing; people are in a panic at the stores to buy basic necessities. The malls, movie theaters, restaurants, and sports facilities have all become like ghost towns. We never prepared ourselves for such things. And now I feel like one of the few who isn’t ready for the next wave of whatever is coming.

I’m not worried about the virus. I’m healthy for my age, and my girls are young enough that this won’t likely hinder them at all. But what I am worried about is the bigger picture ― the mass chaos, the wars which could break out, and the ones that already are. And I’m concerned that people will foolishly do things to harm other people. This world is already a scary place sometimes, but this seems to go beyond anything I’ve ever known or seen. The real threat isn’t the virus, but instead the human response to the virus, this is what scares me the most, and this is what I fear will be our biggest downfall.

March 2020 Writing Prompts

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Welcome to another month of writing prompts!  I often write the prompts throughout the month when an idea or thought hits me. These ideas often come from snippets of conversations that I’ve had with family or friends. So essentially, these prompts are representative of my life, and all the fun, weird, crazy parts of it. I know some of you have written entire books based on these prompts, and that always leaves me in amazement, especially knowing that parts of my life are now intertwined with parts of yours. So please enjoy these prompts, which are not always just random words, but rather words which mean something to me. I hope they’ll eventually have special meaning for you as well.  ~M xo

  1. A dream in a tear
  2. Under a star near the sea
  3. Warped and wrinkled
  4. Curly fries and plastic bow ties
  5. Attention! Attention! Read all about it…
  6. The truth often hurts
  7. Blowing kisses in the storm
  8. She grew and then he knew
  9. Pages of perfection
  10. Damp dangling tresses
  11. Was it a laugh or a cry?
  12. Stolen sentiments
  13. Dull knives and feisty fellas
  14. Molten kisses
  15. To the moon and back
  16. A tale of turbulence
  17. Eden prairie
  18. Disappointing disasters
  19. Lipstick secrets
  20. Grandma’s medicine
  21. Edible words
  22. Something lost, something given
  23. Evening hush
  24. Slices of life
  25. Voyage views
  26. Peculiar happenings
  27. Crumpled sheets and tousled hair
  28. Shoved in a closet
  29. The best part
  30. Food stamp fortunes
  31. Finding rainbows between the clouds

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.  😉


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