Wow! I’m honestly wondering if we have a new record for the amount of prompted posts done this month. Thank you to all of you who participated. I truly believe that your writing gets better every month. A lot of your stories have taken me by surprise, many of which I think should be turned into full-fledged novels eventually.
Here’s my favorite post of the month. https://malandally.co.uk/2019/01/29/slipping-through-the-seams-there-was-no-turning-back/ Written by, When I think of something snappy. Aka, Elder Shredder (Who also writes for Prompted). There are some really great posts on his site and this story was just amazing to me. So go take a look if you haven’t had a chance to read any of his work. I think you’ll be amazed as well. 😉 ~M
- A lifetime of laughter could have saved them all.
New Life During Midlife – https://newlifeduringmidlife.blog/2019/01/01/a-lifetime-of-laughter-could-have-saved-them-all/
A UNIQUE TITLE FOR ME – https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/take-it-easy/
Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/a-lifetime-of-laughter-could-have-saved-them-all-dead-deer/
Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/01/01/empty-minds-poetry-januarywriting/
Sweet Aroma – https://onetahayes.com/2019/01/03/unproven-counselors/
Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/01/09/neglected-childhood/
NEWLIFEDURINGMIDLIFE – https://newlifeduringmidlife.blog/2019/01/18/reflections-inthe-water-completed-the-circle/
Ladyleemanila – https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/first-line-friday-well-i-think-its-funny/
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Happy New Year everyone! It’s hard to believe another year is gone. I decided to team up this month with Dorinda Duclos to create some awesome prompts for all of you. She wrote half of them, so let’s see if any of you can figure out which one’s she wrote verses the one’s I wrote. I think it was sort of funny how we both had similar ideas. Please leave some feedback and let me know if you are enjoying the longer prompts. If you’d like me to go back to writing the shorter ones, I’d be happy to oblige. Enjoy! ~M
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.
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. 😉
January Writing Prompts
- A lifetime of laughter could have saved them all.
- As she walked to the end of the wooden boards, the stars spoke to her.
- Every inch of his body sensed her presence.
- A brilliant light shined from the other side of the lake.
- Milky white peaks charmed their senses.
- Beyond the forest glen, the realization struck her.
- She read aloud to the sounds of crashing waves.
- A distant shore was all that remained.
- Swept away with the wind, her hair looked a mess.
- The boat was empty, except for one lone fish.
- Prepared for battle, she made her presence known.
- The stone path through the woods lead her nowhere.
- The answer rested quietly inside the belly of the broomstick.
- The storm raged on without any hope of being saved.
- And as she walked away, she took it all with her.
- She was nothing but common until she donned the mask.
- Fate took a turn for the worse at the fork in the road.
- The pebbles devoured the succulents, one tasty morsel at a time.
- One last yank then a pull and the landing was clear.
- A braver attempt had never before been seen.
- The glittery gem held all the secrets of the past.
- It was a ludicrous request but one that drew his attention.
- Reflections in the water completed the circle.
- The universe just wasn’t big enough for both of them.
- The recording was all the proof they needed.
- Time was running out and his watch had stopped dead.
- She did exactly what she was told never to do.
- As they chatted away, he needed to find a way out.
- Slipping between the seams, there was no turning back.
- A simple reason was all she needed.
- And completely by mistake, the switch was made.
Hope all of you had a great month of writing. Sorry I’ve kinda dropped off this month. Been busy and completely unmotivated to write, which I noticed seems to be a similar trend with many other bloggers as well.
Anyway, May is a new month and with spring finally showing her face again, I think all of us will finally get back into the swing of things. Thanks to all of you who participated.
Here are the top writing participants for April…
Night Owl Poetry
The Bag Lady
April Writing Prompt Participants
- The explosive egg hunt
Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/04/01/the-easter-egg-hunt-napowrimo-aprilwriting/
Walt’s Writings – https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/2018/04/01/a-month-of-april-prompts-in-one-day/
Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/stars-date-04012018-the-hunt-for-the-explosive-egg/
HAVING FUN BLOGGING – https://stc7029.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/hodgepodge/
Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/04/03/mission-primary-room-101/
The Bag Lady – https://rugby843.blog/2018/04/30/putting-my-feet-in-the-dirt/
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We had another great month of writing, but like some of you, I sort of fizzled out towards the end of it. I have written another month of prompts for all of you, and if you enjoy sci-fi, those will probably be of interest to you. They’ll be posting tomorrow at 8:00 CST, so be sure to look for those. This month was amazing! So many of you stayed the course. So I’d like to mention those of you who were regular participants throughout the month. All of you are such wonderful writers! Thanks for writing alongside me, it’s been so much fun. 😉
Night Owl Poetry
This N That With Me
What if we all cared
The Bag Lady
Playing with words
And here’s the links to all of the amazing poems and stories that were created this month. Well done everyone!
- Fizzy whizzys’
Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/03/01/fizzy-whizzys-poetry-marchwriting/
Cosistories – https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/110729020/posts/10006
Walt’s Writings – https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/127080456/posts/2790
Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/03/02/fizzy-whizzys-march-prompts-1-31/
This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/03/03/fizzy/
What if We all Cared? – https://whatifweallcared.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/when-we-believe-without-thinking/
The Bag Lady – https://rugby843.blog/2018/03/31/putting-my-feet-in-the-dirt-1/
Continue reading “March Writing Prompt Participants”
Congratulations to all who participated this month! I think this was our biggest turn out yet. If I counted right, there were 155 poems and stories written this month, and that doesn’t include any of mine. So… well done all of you! Our top three participants were; Night Owl Poetry, Ramblings of a Writer, and Cosistories. And if you haven’t visited their blogs yet, please do. They have some great stories and poems that you won’t want to miss! 😉
Walt’s Writings – https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/127080456/posts/2644
Ramblings of a Writer – https://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/2018/02/02/february-writing-prompt-phantasmagorical-day-1-28/
Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/02/01/nightmares-keep-us-dreaming-poetry-februarywriting/
Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/02/05/phantasmagorical-in-the-dark-1/
This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/phantasmagorical/
Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2018/02/17/phantasmagorical-you/
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Happy New Year everyone! December just seemed to whoosh right by and I’ve had a really hard time keeping up with everything. Seems like the rest of you did too, especially by the way this month ended with very few people participating in the prompts. However, Dorinda Duclos kept at it again, and managed to be the only one to complete every prompt this month. I promise to try a bit harder to do more of these this month. We’ll see how far I get! 😉 Good luck to the rest of you! The new prompts for January can be found here: January Writing Prompts.
- Weaving words
Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2017/12/01/weaving-words-poetry-decemberwriting/
Lane Burke – poet, traveller, person of letters – https://laneburke.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/weaving-words/
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching! – https://tessacandoit.com/2017/12/01/december-writing-prompts-by-michelle-december-1-2017/
Smell the Coffee – https://smellthecoffeeweb.blog/2017/12/01/weaving-words/
MILLENNIAL BLOGSTER – https://millennialblogster.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/weaving-words/
Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2017/12/04/george-and-alice/
THIS N THAT WITH ME – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/weaving-words/
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I can hardly believe it’s December! Where did November go? Hmmm…. that could make a good poem. Don’t you think? Perhaps that’ll be what I write about today. I never know where my ideas will come from, and I’m sure most of you don’t either.
It was incredible to see such a great response this month from all of you. I made it my job to not attempt a single one of these prompts, and chose instead to work on some other projects that I needed to get finished. Mainly my book! Which is coming together quite nicely and will hopefully be ready to publish in the coming months.
Congratulations to Dorinda and Michael, you were the top two participants this month, having been the only ones to complete every prompt. That is unless I missed a few links, Tessa was certainly very close as well. I had a bit of a hard time keeping track, as some of you weren’t linking the posts correctly. So this month, if you’d like to participate, please have the link on your post go directly to the prompts page. If it just goes to my main page, I won’t receive notice of it. Michael and Grant, I’m speaking to both of you! Lol… 😉
Really hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m looking forward to Christmas myself, and all the wonderful things that come along with that. I get to see all of my girls here for Christmas this year and I couldn’t ask for a better present. If you haven’t been to the December prompts page, here’s the link. Hope you all have a really great month of writing! ~M xo
Day 1 – Cradled and cocooned
Sweet Aroma – https://onetahayes.com/2017/11/01/calm-and-cozy/
Smell the Coffee – https://smellthecoffeeweb.blog/2017/11/01/cradled-and-cocooned/
Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2017/11/01/until-spring-novemberwriting-poetry/
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching! – https://tessacandoit.com/2017/11/01/november-writing-prompts-by-michelle-november-1st-2017/
Inalienable Write – https://inalienablewrite.com/2017/11/02/cradled-and-cocooned/
Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2017/11/10/cradled-and-cocooned-room-101/
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Well, we had another great month of writing and the response was even greater than last month. We had a few extra people join in on the fun this time around, and I want to congratulate, Dorinda Duclos, Grant Fenton, and Tessa Smeigh for completing every single prompt! If you haven’t had the opportunity to read their work, please take a moment to visit their websites.
Like last month, I’ve included the links to all the participating prompt writers below. I apologize ahead of time if I missed adding some of the links. It’s getting harder to keep track now, with so many of you participating. So, please let me know if I happened to miss any, and I’ll be happy to make the correction and add your link to the list.
You all did a great job and I feel so privileged to be part of a community of such amazing and wonderful writers! I hope you’ll continue to write with me for the remainder of this year and into the next. Much love to all of you! ~M xo
Links of participating prompt writers:
Day 1 – Itsy bitsy spider
Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2017/10/01/prey-dailyhaikuchallenge-octoberwriting-poetry/
Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching! – https://tessacandoit.com/2017/10/01/october-writing-prompts-by-michelle-october-1st-2017/
Inalienable Write – https://inalienablewrite.com/2017/10/19/itsy-bitsy-spider/
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Every night at the dinner table, one of us poses a question for everyone to answer. Tonight my daughter Autumn asked this one; she said,
“If you could go back in time, how far back would you go, and why?”
So now I’m asking you… my fellow blogger friends. How would you answer this question? For me, I don’t know if I’d go back at all since I’m not quite sure what I would hope to accomplish. ~M
The phone call after the writer has just poured out all of their deep-seated emotions and posted them on their blog.
Caller- “Hey, are you ok?”
Writer- “Yeah, why?”
Caller- “Well, I just read your blog post.”
Caller- “Well you sounded sort of depressed.”
Writer- “Yeah, so?”
Caller- “Well it just sort of worried me.”
Caller- “Well, because you sounded so sad.”
Writer- “Can I ask you a question?”
Caller- “Sure, ask away…”
Writer- “When’s the last time you released all of your inner angst and just let it go.”
Caller- “Oh me? I never do that.”
Writer- “And how do you feel keeping all of those emotions bottled up inside of you?”
Caller- “Well, not too good I suppose.”
Writer- “Well then, shouldn’t I be more worried about you at the moment than you are about me?”
Caller- “Hmmm, yes I suppose… probably.”
Writer- “Well then, I think you’ve answered your question. Godspeed my good friend. Hope you’ll be okay.”
Caller- “Oh yeah… right, hmmm….. goodbye.”
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