Tales from the waterhole

Hello everyone,

Today I’m pleased to announce the release of a new favorite children’s book of mine, “Tales from the waterhole, by Michael Coates.  I had the privilege of editing this book for Michael, and I’m so excited to see it in print at last!  There’s nothing quite like seeing someone’s words finally come to life, and I can’t wait to get my copy.  Michael has released his book in four different formats.  I have listed the links below if any of you are interested in buying a copy for yourself. 

Have a wonderful week!

~M xo

Here is the link to the specialized hardcover version on Lulu.

Tales from the waterhole

Or, if you’re a fan of Amazon, you can buy the book in three different formats over there, with an audible version coming soon.

Tales from the waterhole

Please leave comments for Michael by clicking here.

July 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The prompts below are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 😉 ~M xo

  1. A bottle of hope sat on the shelf
  2. Her kisses were all that he craved
  3. Pickle juice
  4. Enraptured by her beauty he could think of nothing else
  5. Hot cross buns
  6. His tummy rumbled and his feet grumbled
  7. Time stole his most prized possession
  8. He grew impatient as dawn slowly turned to dusk
  9. The spoiled soup had turned to goop
  10. The boy who read her
  11. Lollipop trees and sugar filled seas
  12. She tickled my senses
  13. Grabbed from behind
  14. The tunnel took me there
  15. Soft skin
  16. Misty mornings
  17. 1, 2… buckle my shoe
  18. Paupers and peppercorns
  19. Icy flames
  20. Beggars can’t be choosers
  21. Treading lightly
  22. The land of light
  23. Genuine discourse
  24. Tears hidden in the rain
  25. The honeymoon
  26. Lit with desire
  27. Felt and bobbles
  28. Ransacked
  29. Peanuts and popcorn
  30. Teenage drama
  31. Wishes and waterfalls

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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June 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts! As you can see, I decided to go with an alphabetical theme this month. Enjoy the prompts and keep on writing! ~M xo

  1. Apples and acorns
  2. Boring and bland
  3. Crispy and crunchy
  4. Daisies and dandelions
  5. Exits and endings
  6. Fiery and fascinating
  7. Golden and glistening
  8. Havens and hideaways
  9. Icy and invigorating
  10. Jazzy and jubilant
  11. Kilts and kings
  12. Laughter and licorice
  13. Moondust and magic
  14. Naughty and nice
  15. Opals and onyx
  16. Pipes and patches
  17. Quilts and queens
  18. Roses and rain
  19. Silver and satin
  20. Tales and time
  21. Unique and universal
  22. Villages and voyagers
  23. Wrinkled and waterlogged
  24. Xenops and xerus
  25. Yesteryears and yardsticks
  26. Zingers and zephyrs
  27. Anonymous and articulate
  28. Busy and buzzing
  29. Caddy and contagious
  30. Diligent and disastrous

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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May 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts! I decided to stick to last month’s style because they were so much fun to do. I hope all of you will find some wonderful inspiration this month, either here or someplace else. Happy writing! ~M xo

  1. Moon scraped knuckles and knocking knees
  2. Twisted oak paths and blooming breezes
  3. Twerking teens and baggy jeans
  4. Lobbying Lucys and gentle jokers
  5. Quick casseroles and inky obstacles
  6. Awakened desires and endless pleasures
  7. Twisted tales and surprise endings
  8. Essential essentials and worn out wigs
  9. Listless lions and doomsday dungeons
  10. Particle board planters and subterranean snails
  11. Mystic mall cops and maroon feather dusters
  12. Hopscotching hillbillies and hurtling hitchhikers
  13. Candy coated cavities and jaw breaking blunders
  14. Long awaited journeys and lingering kisses
  15. Soothing sounds of sunshine and long forgotten days
  16. Wizard dueling dilemmas and warty wishes
  17. Wafts of cinnamon and permeating cloves
  18. Splitting wood and honking geese
  19. Strawberry ribbons and summer plums
  20. Knitting neighbors and nagging noises
  21. Terrible traffic and peaceful pathways
  22. Coffee kisses and steamy charades
  23. Turbulent tensions and stinging images
  24. Silvery centerpieces and rosebud rims
  25. Small voices and grownup glimpses
  26. Healing hawthorns and harrowing hesitations
  27. Enchanting embers and soft glowing moonbeams
  28. Bright colored kites and paper airplanes
  29. Naughty adjectives and tawdry tales
  30. Sinking sands and rain soaked reeds
  31. Miniature marionettes and dime store delights

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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April Writing Prompts


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

  1. Juicy jokes and buttered books
  2. Lost loves and unlickable lollipops 
  3. Battened hatches and big dippers
  4. Windy slopes and flying horses 
  5. Twirly birds and twinkled toes
  6. Soft centers and chewy bits
  7. Foaming oceans and secret potions
  8. Masked men and stolen kisses
  9. Cursed pens and bleeding paper
  10. Puffed pastries and bric-a-brac
  11. Downtrodden doozies and winded waxers
  12. The tower of terror and Autumn’s lair
  13. Guardians of the graveyard and the mushroom forest 
  14. Inky blackness and the faintest glow of light from around the door
  15. Hip hopping hoodlums and rash inducing radishes 
  16. Rosy red petunias and pretty pickled peanuts
  17. The sorcerers staff and the wise child
  18. Spoiled brats and games like that
  19. Vibrant verbena and alabaster artichokes 
  20. Fizzy treats and powdered elephant ears 
  21. Succulent sisters and blazing blisters
  22. Cranberry shag carpet and glinting gizmos
  23. Frog pudding and dilapidated doorways
  24. Baby basil and contagious hiccups
  25. Smelly smells and freaky finds
  26. Crazy crawfish and mushy mud pies 
  27. Gibberish gents and dog-eared doohickies 
  28. Salty succotash and pencil toppers
  29. Bent bristles and blended bananas
  30. 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.  


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March 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts! These prompts were written last minute with the help of my family. We’re hoping you’ll find some wonderful inspiration in what we’ve written here for you. Happy writing! ~M xo

  1. Creases and curves
  2. Dangling modifiers
  3. Purple nurple nincompoops
  4. Spilling Stella
  5. Misaligning multitaskers
  6. Morning burpees
  7. Alleviating the ache
  8. Spicy tonic pumpkins
  9. Mine be
  10. Note taking nonsense
  11. Bending time
  12. Nettles for Nellie
  13. Huggable snuggies
  14. Thumb sucking sister
  15. Frosted foreheads
  16. Bloody brilliant
  17. Believing in the pretends 
  18. Mastering math
  19. Party fanatics
  20. Banging out a dish 
  21. Artistic failures
  22. Hollow hills
  23. The best of the best
  24. Shady lamps
  25. Cantaloupe Louie
  26. Indiscriminate mixtures
  27. Laughing like lunatics
  28. March mist
  29. Puffy-eyed pixies
  30. A smattering of smoke
  31. Pandemonium and persuasions

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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November Writing Prompts

Hope everyone had a very Happy Halloween!  Enjoy the prompts! ~M xo

  1. Sweet chaos
  2. Butterfly wings and bear paws
  3. Windmill waltzes
  4. Second floor fiascos
  5. Dead red
  6. Logical lies
  7. Bought and sold
  8. Too many tacos
  9. Sounds of the city
  10. Bouncing beauties
  11. Snap, crackle, crunch
  12. Photo allergic
  13. Icy hot
  14. In his defense
  15. Fried ice cream
  16. Empty reflections
  17. The realm of reason
  18. Cozy burrito
  19. Baby bliss
  20. Lost and lingering
  21. Saturated blue
  22. A battle of wits
  23. The futureless future
  24. Diligent and debatable
  25. Troubling tensions
  26. Hilltop hailstorms
  27. Dog days of never
  28. Wild and unwilling
  29. A delicate decree
  30. Bourbon blondies

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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October Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. I hope everyone is doing well. I’m sorry these prompts are being posted a bit later than usual, but this was the first month that I actually forgot to write them! I’ve been so busy with my recent move, that they completely slipped my mind. I hope you all enjoy these last minute ideas and can find a bit of inspiration somewhere in here. 😉 ~M xo

  1. Crispy cold cola
  2. Visions of Violet
  3. We taste every word twice
  4. Blue honey blues
  5. The weathered wall
  6. When love is more than love
  7. On a typical Tuesday morning
  8. General Turpentine
  9. Sliders and dividers
  10. Profound mutterings
  11. Halfmoon happenings
  12. Eleven hours
  13. The pudding police
  14. In this life or the next
  15. Orbiting Orion
  16. A pinch of purpose
  17. The olive tree
  18. If only we could…
  19. Cordially yours
  20. Added aggravations
  21. Seriously sexy
  22. The color of her affections
  23. Cowardly connections
  24. A matter of mistakes
  25. Cataclysmic reductions
  26. Merely monsters
  27. Selling Sally
  28. Twisted telepathy
  29. Signed, sealed and delivered
  30. Corrupted conquests
  31. Predicted expectations

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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July Writing Prompts

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Welcome to another month of writing prompts.  I saw a lot of new faces last month, and that’s always exciting to see.  There were so many great stories shared, and I had a ton of fun reading all of them.  I can’t wait to see what the rest of this summer brings.  Keep on writing! 😉 ~M

1. The page where the heart speaks words
2. City in the sky
3. Misty moon magic
4. Perfectly puffy
5. The sting of rejection
6. There’s a dragon in the bathtub
7. The cupboard of abundance
8. If only we could
9. Lit by the dawn
10. Regretful happenings
11. Killer of plasma TVs
12. An inchworm made me do it
13. Call the plumber; I’m stuck
14. Don’t tell me it’s fate
15. Sorry, but I needed my coffee
16. A piece of the pull
17. Sorrows of the soul
18. What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her
19. Niceties don’t bring rainbows
20. Two hands are all I’ve got
21. Someday I’ll get there
22. The kiss that said it all
23. Mind in the making
24. Bread and butter never tasted so good
25. A bottle of bamboozled
26. He was hungry for her
27. The Chardonnay of truth
28. The way things used to be
29. Chickens and chocolate
30. Sounds of the alphabet
31. Triggered by time

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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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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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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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.  😉


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/march-lucky-saint-patrick-s-day-4855196/

 

November 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

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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/

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October 2019 Writing Prompts

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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

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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/

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