Don’t forget about you.

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“We often struggle to be happy when we put everyone else’s happiness above our own.”  ~M


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April Writing Prompts

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Good morning all my fellow blogging friends,

I hope you’ve all been doing well and I’m excited to be able to bring you another month of writing inspiration.  I’m so thankful that spring is finally here!

Much love to all of you,  ~M xoxo

 

1. Foibles and follies
2. The bridge to Malawi
3. Toilet paper testimonies
4. Skinamarinky Dinky Dink
5. Rules of rejection
6. The blue screen of death
7. A fugitive on the loose, where’s the noose?
8. Flowering fields of fortune
9. April blush
10. Sounds of the city
11. Wafting waffles
12. Daisy trails
13. Phosphorescent filaments
14. Keeper of her heart
15. The founder of freedom
16. Outlandish suggestions
17. Gremlins and Girl Scouts
18. Senseless and staggering
19. Trendy traditions
20. Whispers of wonder
21. Funky fetishes
22. Goopy gobs of gumballs
23. Criss-cross applesauce
24. The sanctuary of subtleties
25. Purposeful pinches
26. Choices or chances?
27. Illuminating illustrations
28. Uneasy eggplant episodes
29. Dynamics of destined duos
30. Her name was Elle

 

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.  😉

 

March Writing Prompts

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Good morning all my fellow blogging friends,

I hope you’ve all been doing well and I’m excited to be able to bring you another month of writing inspiration.  Hopefully March brings warmer weather, and much needed encouragement to those of us who go dormant, and end up hibernating during the winter months.  I desperately need some sunshine!  Here’s to hoping we all see some soon!  ~M xoxo

1. A new fallen snow
2. The last link
3. Panicky and peculiar
4. Sorry, my cat fell off the cupboard
5. Delirious intentions
6. Viable creations
7. Self-centered situations
8. The boy without a name
9. Pandemonium of a new kind
10. Bristly, yet sensible
11. Fact or fiction
12. Swimming through raspberry jello
13. Stranded in Burma
14. Foolish incantations
15. Springtime splendor
16. Invincible endeavors
17. Douglas O’Malley
18. Burping and bellyflops
19. Silver sand
20. The kissing curse
21. Rocket launching ladies
22. The hipster hygienist
23. Nicked nails
24. Creator of days
25. Dimly lit distractions
26. A moose on the loose
27. Squinting through sky blue
28. The widow’s web
29. Partly paisley
30. Suffocated in sinopia
31. Unreplenished urges

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.  😉

February 2019 Writing Prompts

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Good morning everyone,

Here’s another month of inspiration and hopefully it gets you through this cold spell.  And if you’re living in Australia… Wow!  122°F in some places!  Well, I just hope it cools off for all of you soon, cause that’s got to be brutal.  Anyway, here’s the list for this month, enjoy!

  1. Circle in the sky
  2. Yorkshire pudding people
  3. The edge of forever
  4. In the midst of sadness and despair
  5. Blue jean babies
  6. Misty morning melancholy
  7. Splitting threads
  8. Magenta moments
  9. Pixilated paintings
  10. Billowy blobs and booby traps
  11. Macaroni madness
  12. Smuggling, snuggling, or struggling?
  13. Peach coffee and hazelnut tea
  14. Elevator love
  15. Loose laces and tight triumphs
  16. Hold your hankering horses
  17. Tassel filled follies
  18. The order of things unseen
  19. Matches and marbles
  20. Jellied geniuses
  21. Ragamuffin remembrances
  22. Simpleminded twists
  23. Deviant daughters
  24. Hippopotamus expectations
  25. Juggling Julie
  26. Mashed tator’s and creamed corn cake
  27. A gambler and a thief
  28. Evidence of greatness

 

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.  😉

 

 

December Writing Prompts

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December Writing Prompts

  1. In between the clover and the dampened earth.
  2. A mirror image of who he once was.
  3. The truth sucked the life right out of his chest.
  4. Had the map really changed, or had he read it wrong to begin with?
  5. A blanket, soft and warm, with the faintest hint of her perfume.
  6. Deep down in the dungeon…
  7. Two halves of a dress, frayed and worn.
  8. Consumed by fear, he stood as still as the dark night above him.
  9. And as the moon exploded…
  10. She dressed, then wept as the music faded away.
  11. Destiny awaited, they had no other choice.
  12. Holding her gaze briefly from across the room, he knew…
  13. Transfixed by the lights, she never noticed he was there.
  14. A steady breeze guided them along.
  15. Keeping his hands in his pockets, he nervously played with his keys.
  16. And suddenly the door began to melt against the brass frame.
  17. Was it a glitch, or just his imagination?
  18. Droplets of sweat fell to his lap as the blade glistened.
  19. Venom poured from his eyes, poisoned tears.
  20. He drank the last drop, then plummeted into the sea.
  21. Decompression arrived quickly after the window blew out.
  22. Heavenly creatures featured boldly in her dreams.
  23. She reeked of sugary sweets, and her teeth gave away her disguise.
  24. Fishnet stockings were a real nice surprise.
  25. An eruption of presents was all that could be seen.
  26. A half-eaten muffin and a spoon, were all that remained.
  27. She snickered as she ran, until she noticed what was behind her.
  28. The last bell chimed and not even the crickets could be heard.
  29. The floating orb hovered over the painting above the hearth.
  30. Planter boxes of peculiar looking pansies, lined the odd shaped path.
  31. Entombed inside the jar of honey, the key could clearly be seen.

So, I’ve realized that a lot of you are having issues with pingbacks, and I’m very sorry if I have missed any of your lovely posts because of it.  I am trying my best to keep up with everybody, but I must say, it is getting harder and harder to do that.  Please message me at herwritinghaven@gmail.com if you continue to have issues, and I will do my best to walk you through the process.

And there’s another thing I’d like to mention this month about the prompts.  It seems that a lot of you are trying to keep up with the prompts by doing them in order on a daily basis.  But for this month, I’d really like it if you didn’t do them in order.  I want everyone to look through the list and pick and choose which ones they want to do, and please don’t feel like you have to do them all!  You’ll just feel defeated if you can’t keep up, and I don’t want anyone to feel that way.

Another thing that you might want to try this month, is to print the prompts out, cut them apart into thin strips of paper, and then fold them and place them in a jar.  It’s so much fun to do this.  You can then reach inside each day, and pull out a random prompt to write about.  I have a jar full of writing prompts that sits on my desk for this very purpose, and I find them to be very inspiring.

Whatever you end up deciding to do, all you really need is 10 minutes.  Here’s one of the best method’s I know of…

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.

Please just enjoy the writing process this month.  And never feel like you have to stick to a list of rules with my prompts.  These are for you my blogging friends, do with them as you please.  😉

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!

One last thing… don’t forget to pingback your posts!  ~M xo

October Writing Prompt Participants

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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 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/

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The Afters – Beautiful Words

“Beautiful Words”

Slow down
This is such a blur
Tell me what’s the hurry now
Have we been running round in circles
Missing all that we could be
You say it’s not too late

[Chorus:]
We are words
On pages that we’ve left unturned
An ending no one’s ever heard
We are a story slowly unfolding
Beautiful words

I could walk across the ocean
With you walking next to me
And you could melt away this winter
Now we’re starting over
We will see it’s not too late

[Chorus]

That last when everything else has passed
Even when all the stars are gone
I know every single beautiful word that we were will live on

[Chorus]


Written by, The Afters.

September Writing Prompts

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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.

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