On writing…

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“One benefit of a writer… You can murder anyone you want, and you don’t even have to clean up the gory mess afterwards.”  ~M


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#MidnightMadness – 5/7/2018

Every morning my girls and I come up with a new writing prompt, and then we proceed to write together for 10 minutes.  Brianna is my 16 yr old and Autumn is my 9 yr old.  Here’s our conversation from a few days ago…

Me – “How about we do the prompt, Aspirations of Autumn?”

Brianna – “Mom… that’s so one dimensional since we already know exactly what Autumn will do when she grows up.”

Me – “🙄😳🤐”

Buffalo sauce sayings…

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We went to the zoo today, and my 9 yr old daughter pointed over at the buffalo and said, “Well, there’s what makes our sauce!”

It didn’t register with me at first what she had actually said.  Then when I realized what she meant, I couldn’t stop laughing.  She always succeeds in making me laugh.  Lol…

Thank you my sweet Auti for always being you.  I think one of the reasons God gave me you was because he knew I needed to laugh more.  You bring a rainbow of color wherever you go and the sun never stops shining when you’re around.


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March Writing Prompts

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Well here we are again, and I think you’re all gonna like this month.  I thought we’d go with a very whimsical theme this time around.  So, if you’re like me, and love to be silly and unpredictable, then I think these prompts will be just what you need.  I’m reposting the writing instructions below, for those of you who have never done this before.  I think you’ll find that this is a really fun way to incorporate writing prompts into your everyday life.  Enjoy!

 

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.  Happy writing everyone!  ~M xo

 

1. Fizzy whizzys’
2. Galloping gadzooks
3. Purple nurples
4. Fidgety Fiona
5. Creaky cranks
6. Hobbity bobbity
7. Silly assumptions
8. Punch-drunk
9. A tisket for a tasket
10. Powdered blue
11. Billowy breezes
12. Jelly jars
13. Pouty and plump
14. Bootle beetles
15. Stitches of glitches
16. Guzzling Gary
17. Mounds of mush
18. Pink poodles
19. Antsy pantsy
20. Ruby red
21. Fiddlesticks
22. Sniffles and snuffles
23. Nonsensical hodgepodge
24. Dribbles of delight
25. A twinge of fate
26. Mission to Mars
27. Hanky panky
28. Spelunking
29. Moaning Myrtle
30. Hurry scurry
31. Jamba juice


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#MidnightMadness – 12/21/2017

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Brianna – “Mom, what’s the male version of a feminist? A menimist?

Me – “No dear… he’s simply called a man.”

 

*And yes, for all who would like to argue the point, there is such a thing as a masculist.  But do men really need a name for it?  Lol…  😉


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#MidnightMadness – 10/30/2017

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So there I was, reading aloud the features that come with the new iPhone X

“The super retina display dazzles the eyes and employs techniques to precisely follow the curves of the design all the way to the elegantly rounded corners.  The first OLED screen that rises to the standards.  Familiar gestures make navigation natural and intuitive. Instead of pressing a button, a single swipe takes you home from anywhere.  A larger and faster 12MP sensor. A new color filter with Deeper pixels, etc…”

And then my sweet and very innocent 16 yr. old daughter, who obviously picked up on the bolded words above, says to me…

“Mom, I feel like I’m listening to Fifty Shades of Phones.”  😉

 


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