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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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 Clanky. By, 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
- 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 most beautiful people in the world are the ones who aren’t afraid to be themselves.” ~M
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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.
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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
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
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Well here it is, my final drawing for the 8 week course I’ve been taking. I think I did a decent job with this class, especially considering I haven’t drawn much of anything in nearly 30 years. Still not sure if I’ll continue with it, but if I do, I will likely try to illustrate some of my own books.
It’s snowing here again in Wisconsin, and although it’s pretty, I still wish spring would stop teasing us. On the upside, it certainly does make for a great day of creativity in some form or another, which I’ll most likely take full advantage of. Anyway, hope everyone is having a great weekend! ~M xo
Here’s my final project for this week. I took photos along the way to show the entire process. The overall drawing took me approximately 15 hours to complete and I used a 4B graphite pencil for the entire drawing. I was surprised a handkerchief could take this long to sketch. Lol… 😉
Every week, I feel like my projects get more difficult, and as simple as this one looks with just a couple of boxes and a ball, it really was my most difficult project yet. This one was sketched using a 2B and 6B graphite pencil and took a couple of days to complete. I’m just relieved that it’s done, and feel like I could still spend a few more hours perfecting it even now. However, I’ve already turned in this project for the week and I’m ready to never have to look at this one again! Lol…
Well, here’s my final sketch for my mid-term project. My teacher didn’t really want me adding anything else, but I snuck in an extra book because I thought it looked too plain without it. He also wanted me to shade the table, so I did that as well. This was a lot more difficult from my first sketch since this one was done in charcoal and my original sketch was done in graphite. Hopefully I get a good grade. My teacher seems like a tough grader and so far I’m at an 89%. So I’ve got to bring that up a bit if I want to get an “A” in the class. Hope everyone is having a good weekend! 😉
Well, here’s more of what I’ve been up to this week. Each week we have a quick sketch that’s due on Wednesday, and then by Sunday, we turn in a final drawing. This is my Wednesday sketch. I’m still not sure what my final layout will be for Sunday. I’ll be starting it tonight, and I think I’ll be adding another book and possibly a bottle to give my still life a little more interest. Wish me luck, cause it’s for my mid-term project and worth nearly half my grade. Yikes! 😉
I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything and so I thought I’d give you all a quick update. I haven’t been shirking my blogging responsibilities out of choice, just been really busy because I’m back in school now and it’s taking up a lot of my time.
So today, I wanted to share what I’ve been doing in one of my classes. I decided to take a fun class to begin with, and here’s one of the drawings I recently completed. It’s been so much fun getting back into sketching, which I really haven’t done much of since high school (which was 30 years ago), but it’s slowly coming back to me. Anyway, it’s always good to revisit the things we used to enjoy, all in order to see if we still find pleasure in them years later. I’ll try to share more photos of my work from time to time.
Hope all of you have been well. I’ll try to catch up on reading all of your blogs as soon as I can. And if there’s something I’ve missed that you’d like to share with me, then please leave a link to your post in the comments below. I always love it when you guys share things with me like that. 😉
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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