November 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

autumn-3692529_1280

Thank you to all who participated this month.  I know it was a tough one for a lot of people with NaNoWriMo going on.  See you all in December!  😉 ~M

  1. The night train

Donna Alford: Short Stories – https://donnaalfordshortstories.com/2019/11/02/the-night-train-to-the-end-of-another-year/

Cosistories  – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/11/04/the-night-train/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/11/06/the-night-train/

Zombie Flamingos – https://zombieflamingoes.com/2019/11/01/november-writing-prompts-day-1-the-night-train/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/novmishmas-november-prompt-smashup/

Continue reading “November 2019 Writing Prompt Participants”

October 2019 Writing Prompts

potion-2217630_1280 (1)

Hey Everyone,

I was in the mood for some story starter prompts this month, so that’s why these are a bit longer.  Enjoy!  ~M

  1. The fizzled enchantment and other stories of ruin
  2. Along the weathered, winding trail
  3. A swirling sea of mushrooms
  4. The place where silence had a voice
  5. Marching through the elements of time
  6. Another fictitious character and me
  7. At the pinnacle of sadness
  8. A road too narrow and a bridge too far
  9. The mystery of the pungent pudding
  10. Shades of powdered blue and you
  11. They scattered like marbles among the leaves
  12. Transfixed on the doorway to nothingness
  13. The carnation curse and the crime of the century
  14. Isabella and the lost sea urchins
  15. Too shabby to be chic
  16. The moon of planet #265
  17. The allurement of her resistance
  18. Futile fabrications of a fashion queen
  19. And just like that he was six feet under
  20. Sparing the spoiled and relishing the outcome
  21. The pages of his life were too tenuous to handle
  22. Her rare affliction became his only cure
  23. Desperation became her saving grace
  24. Peter the great and the tempting tart
  25. The weirdness of Wyatt Wintergreen
  26. A sniveler met a star-gazer and nothing has been the same since
  27. Tootsie pop tales and other tantalizing tidbits
  28. The purpose of a gnat named Norris
  29. A sunset setting topped with six-inch stilettos
  30. With soulmate in hand, she fought until the bitter end
  31. The magical menagerie of mediocre marmots

 

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.  😉

August 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

pineapple-1704339_1280

Hey Everyone,

I just want to say thank you for another great month!  We seemed to have another record month for postings, which always amazes me.  I’m looking forward to another great month of writing and I hope all of you are as well.  ~M xo

 

1. Echoing desires

Jaquintinwriter – https://jaquintinwriter.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/writing-prompt-echoing-desires/

Tina Stewart Brakebill – https://tinastewartbrakebill.com/2019/08/01/desires-lost-or-found/

A UNIQUE TITLE FOR ME – https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/couldnt-catch-the-clap/

BLUE MOUNTAIN WONDER – https://bluemountainwonder.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/echoing-desires/

Cosistories  – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/echoing-desires/

CHARMED CHAOS – https://charmedchaos.com/2019/08/02/tangled/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/08/02/echoing-desires/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/1-5-aug-mini-prompt-response-something-different/

Art Mater – http://artmater.com/echoing-desires/

Continue reading “August 2019 Writing Prompt Participants”

September 2019 Writing Prompts

autumn-1751115_1280

Hey Everyone,

Here are the new writing prompts for September.  I ended up doing a theme for this month of weird weather phenomenon’s.   The idea came about one night when my daughter and I were thinking of prompt ideas, and I mentioned a weather-related prompt that I had written earlier that morning.  Well, one thing led to another, and we were at the computer searching for weird weather happenings.  So this is the result of our intrigue and quest, to give you something motivating and fun.  Enjoy, and have a great month of writing!  ~M

 

  1. Electric sky
  2. Watermelon snow
  3. Harvest veil
  4. Volcanic devils
  5. Noctilucent clouds
  6. Mythical moonbows
  7. Belt of Venus
  8. Fire whirls
  9. Aurora nights
  10. Sun pillars
  11. Katabatic winds
  12. Orbiting halos
  13. Frost flowers
  14. Cloaked cosmos
  15. Misty mirages
  16. Gale force flashes
  17. Refractive rays
  18. Twin tornadoes
  19. Solar storm tsunamis
  20. Waterspout wishes
  21. Ice work webs
  22. Cappuccino coast
  23. Sea smoke
  24. Fallstreak hole
  25. Hail glaciers
  26. Diamond dust
  27. Non-aqueous rain
  28. Lighting sprites
  29. Atmospheric blocking
  30. Brocken spectre

 

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.  😉

July 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

fireworks-804838_1280

Thank you to everyone who participated this month!  I was surprised to see so many new faces!  I hope all of you will continue to write through August.  I think I might even try to do all of the prompts this month since I’m homeschooling again.  My girls and I have always had fun writing together in the mornings before the school day officially begins, so we’ll see how far I get!  Take care everyone and have a wonderful month of writing!  ~M

  1. An appetite for affection

Jaquintinwriter – https://jaquintinwriter.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/hankering-for-companion-tanka-poem/

Zombie Flamingos – https://zombieflamingoes.com/2019/07/01/july-writing-prompts-day-1-an-appetite-for-affection/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/07/01/an-appetite-for-affection/

Nut House Central – https://nuthousecentral.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/july-writing-prompts/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/an-appetite-for-affection/

NEWLIFEDURINGMIDLIFE – https://newlifeduringmidlife.blog/2019/07/06/the-curse-an-appetite-for-affection/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/07/07/playful-puppy-poetry-haiku-julywriting/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/july-prompt-mashup/

Continue reading “July 2019 Writing Prompt Participants”

May 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

diary-968592_1280

Hey Everyone,

I know this post is almost a week overdue, but better late than never I suppose.  I was looking over my list tonight for the submissions that were my favorites and I honestly couldn’t choose between them, so I asked my family to choose for me.  And so the favorite of the month is… Green Eggs and Spam, by Larry Trasciatti.  Thank you all for another great month and I’m already seeing some great posts for the June prompts.  Keep on writing!  😉 ~M xo

 

  1. A Ripple in Time

Ladyleemanila – https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/friday-fictioneers-a-ripple-in-time/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/05/05/a-ripple-in-time/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/a-small-time-ripple/

Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/a-ripple-in-time-dead-deer/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/05/01/a-ripple-in-time-maywriting-poetry-freeverse/

Continue reading “May 2019 Writing Prompt Participants”

June Writing Prompts

girl-1026246_1280

Welcome back to another month of writing prompts!  I thought it would be fun to try something new this month, and so I created these story starters with the hope that some of you will feel inspired to write some flash fiction.  Regardless of what you decide to write, just have fun with all of it, and don’t let your writing become a burden or a chore.  Have a great month!  ~M xo

1. The screen flickered, and then he was gone.
2. Sandwiched between pumpernickel on rye, she’d found her prize.
3. The crevices cracked further, with every loud thud.
4. And as the final door closed, so did her heart.
5. The shadows crept along as the night grew old.
6. At last, the bells rang, and he whisked her away.
7. The top of the spire reflected the embarrassed sky.
8. Except without her, he couldn’t make a decent pie.
9. The plot was evil, but she had never even known.
10. Soon it would be nightfall, which would surely seal their fate.
11. At the corner of 15th and 8th, she finally disappeared.
12. Against a hazy backdrop, they kissed until they couldn’t breathe.
13. The trouble was, she had never been without him.
14. Sunken eyes and bony cheeks were all that remained.
15. It was November, and the chill in the air was not from the cold.
16. Barberry was his first ingredient and his last.
17. Dancing in the street was her only chance.
18. The directions said to go north, but he headed west.
19. The sudden silence didn’t last for very long.
20. The hum of the distant mower gave her a thought.
21. On top of the pile was the answer to everything.
22. And even then, there was nothing they could do.
23. The radiator always reminded her of him.
24. Sitting cross-legged, and with a carefree spirit, she summoned him over.
25. Could it be that this was where the marker was hidden?
26. Melted wax and a bowl of crushed herbs gave away the truth.
27. Signaling the closest cabby, she made her escape.
28. And to the eyes of an innocent, there was nothing odd about him.
29. Eating their fill left them satiated and sleepy.
30. A scholar of 20, she’d made her mama proud.

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.  😉

January Writing Prompt Participants

berries-3948579_1280

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

 

  1. 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/

Continue reading “January Writing Prompt Participants”

October Writing Prompt Participants

sweet-316375_1280

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/

Continue reading “October Writing Prompt Participants”

September Writing Prompt Participants

umbrella-1588167_1280

Great month everyone!  There are seven pages here of all of your beautiful writings.  It’s getting so hard to keep up with all of you!  Hope I didn’t miss anyone!  I apologize in advance if I did.  😉

  1. A touch of perfect

Nut House Central – https://nuthousecentral.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/dreaming/

Sweet Aroma – https://onetahayes.com/2018/09/01/look-around/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/09/01/a-touch-of-perfect-poetry-septemberwriting/

Walt’s Writings – https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/a-month-of-september-prompts-in-one-day/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/touch-of-perfect/

Help from Heaven – https://isaiah46ministries.com/2018/09/01/should-we-be-leery-of-shortcuts/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/a-touch-of-perfect/

A UNIQUE TITLE FOR ME –

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/napoleons-retreat-from-moscow/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/09/03/a-touch-of-perfect-room-101/

Art Mater – http://artmater.com/a-touch-of-perfect-in-a-good-dream/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2018/09/02/a-touch-of-perfect/

Bethlovesblue – https://bethlovesblue.com/2018/09/13/a-touch-of-perfect/

Continue reading “September Writing Prompt Participants”

September Writing Prompts

autumn-507544_1280

Here are the new writing prompts for September.  I hope all of you enjoy them!  Happy writing! ~M xo

And, if you’re new to the idea of writing with the help of prompts, here’s what I like to do with them…

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.

If you’re new and you aren’t sure how to pingback, please insert the following link anywhere into your post, and I’ll be sent a notification that you’ve posted something.  Thanks!

https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2018/09/01/september-writing-prompts-2/

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!  😉

1. A touch of perfect
2. September sunrise
3. Plump and provocative
4. Taco telepathy
5. Woodland white
6. Saucy suspicions
7. Imperial units
8. Dances with dust mites
9. Early morning mishaps
10. Blue pencil boulevard
11. He had gizmos a plenty
12. Sneaky and cheeky
13. The mystery of Milmonyville
14. Violet stone
15. Pesky perversions
16. Faster than a fortnight
17. Covered in cornmeal
18. Alligator alley
19. Dotted dimensions
20. Peppered steak
21. The absence of her
22. The sounds of silver lights
23. Twisty tops
24. Wilting efforts
25. Sweet vibrations
26. Yellow umbrellas
27. Putrid plants and inquisitive ants
28. A hint of mint
29. A case of the pucchips
30. Concupiscent callings

Where has it gone?

writing-427527_960_720

How many times have I sat here and asked myself, “Where has all of my inspiration gone?”  And then in a single burst of newfound creative energy, it all seems to come back to me in full force.  I live for the days when the thoughts pour right out of my head into a jumbled mess upon my college-ruled blue lined paper.  Those words literally look up at me and beg me to put them into some kind of sensible order.  We all face writer’s block from time to time though, and I think the best way to work through it, is to pick up a pen, and just start writing anything and everything that comes to your mind.  Kind of like what I’m doing right now.  In fact, I really have no idea where these words are currently taking me.  I’ve been stuck without a decent thought or idea for months now.

I know I’ll never give up on the idea of being a writer because it’s the only thing in my life that has ever remained a true passion.  I almost believe that a part of me would surely die if I ever did try to give up writing altogether.  My soul seems to crave words as if my very life depends on them.  So my advice to anyone who may be struggling at the moment is to keep pen and paper handy at all times, and just jot down random thoughts whenever you have the opportunity.  I think you’ll be surprised by just how many ideas suddenly pop into your head, which may often lead to wonderful stories that you might not have thought could ever be possible.

Just never give up, you’re a writer after all, whether you feel like you can officially call yourself that or not.  If you’re here and you’re writing for a blog, then you’re a writer, and it’s important that people hear what you have to say.  You’re words mean something, and you never know whose lives you might touch by the simple things you say and share.  Anyway, these are my thoughts for this quiet Tuesday evening, and I figured it was time to get out of my rut and write something.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  Keep on writing and never give up!  Love, ~M  xoxo


Photo credit: pixabay.com

June writing prompt participants

insect

Congratulations to all of you who participated in the prompts for June.  I thought I’d be able to participate myself, but life seemed to get the better of me.  Here’s to hoping that July will inspire us all!  Have a great month everyone!  ~M xo

June Writing Prompt Participants

  1. A sprinkle of balderdash

Having fun blogging – https://stc7029.wordpress.com/2018/06/02/a-sprinkle-of-balderdash/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/06/01/a-sprinkle-of-balderdash-junewriting-poetry/

Jaquintinwriter – https://jaquintinwriter.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/a-sprinkle-of-balderdash/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2018/06/01/a-sprinkle-of-balderdash/

The Bag Lady – https://rugby843.blog/2018/06/01/putting-my-feet-in-the-dirt-june-1/

Walt’s Writings – https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/2018/06/01/a-month-of-june-prompts-in-one-day/#more-3154

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/06/04/a-sprinkle-of-balderdash/

Continue reading “June writing prompt participants”

May Writing Prompt Participants

may2

I was so impressed by the response this month from all of you who participated.  I really enjoyed reading all of your lovely creations.  I was thrilled once again by Walt’s compilation, moved by the ever beautiful words of Dorinda, captivated by Michael’s fantasy fiction adventure, intrigued by the variety of stories from Cosistories, enlightened by The Bag Lady, laughing along with Sarah and her sweet sense of humor, resonating with June Ann’s words, and inspired by Playing with words.  I can’t wait to see what all of you come up with for June!  😉  ~M xoxo

  1. The in-between

Walt’s Writings – https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/a-month-of-may-prompts-in-one-day/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/05/01/the-in-between-maywriting-poetry-romantictuesday/

The Bag Lady – https://rugby843.blog/2018/05/02/putting-my-feet-in-the-dirt-may-1/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/the-in-betweeners/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/05/03/the-in-between-part-1-of-31/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/in-between/

Having Fun Blogging – https://stc7029.wordpress.com/2018/05/05/deep-in-thought-deep-in-space/

Jaquintinwriter – https://jaquintinwriter.wordpress.com/2018/05/02/topic-hip-hop/

Continue reading “May Writing Prompt Participants”