Why not?

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“Why can’t we all just lose our leaves every year and regrow new ones in the spring?”  ~M


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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 Prompts

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Here are the new writing prompts for October.  As you’ll notice, I decided to do a Halloween theme this month, and I really hope everyone enjoys them!

I’d also like to send a special birthday wish to Dorinda Duclos.  May your birthday month be filled with everything that makes you the happiest that you can be!  You inspire me to keep going even when I feel like quitting, and I love you for that and for so many other reasons.  Thank you for always being you.  ❤️~M xo

Now for all you newbies, here’s what I like to do with the prompts.  Hope you’ll try this too!  😉

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.

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!😉

  1. Coffin candy
  2. Purple plasma
  3. Brimstone brew
  4. The gnomes of Netherland
  5. Crystal cloves
  6. Time blown in the zap zone
  7. Cloudy concoctions
  8. The labyrinth of the leprechauns
  9. Shiver and Quiver
  10. Wizard warts
  11. Dim desires
  12. The house of howls
  13. Keeper of the corpses
  14. Worrisome wailings
  15. Maggoty monsters
  16. The Frankenstein feast
  17. Spastic and spoopy
  18. Devils delight
  19. Frothing fairies
  20. Nightmarish newts
  21. The trolls of twilight
  22. Ogre orange
  23. Curdling cries
  24. The broom of doom
  25. Greasy grimy chauffeur guts
  26. A ziglet of zombies
  27. The cobweb cloaked coven
  28. Abhorrent apparitions
  29. Clinky and Clanky
  30. At the brink of the link
  31. The haunting of Harold Hemmings

*Don’t forget to pingback if you decide to participate in the prompts, that way I can give you a shout out at the end of the month for all of your hard work.  Plus, I love getting a chance to see all of your lovely blog posts.  😉

August 2018 writing prompt participants

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Happy Saturday everyone!  I can hardly believe it, but we’ve managed a whole year of writing prompts now and we have one person who has managed to do every single one of them.  Dorinda Duclos, you’re the queen of poetry and we all love you because of your tremendous talent and dedication.  Here’s to another great year!  🍾🥂 🎉

  1. A fragrant fog

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2018/08/01/the-fragrant-fog-poetry-augustwriting/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/a-fragrant-fog/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2018/08/01/a-fragrant-fog/

Walt’s writings – https://waltswritingsonlife.wordpress.com/2018/08/01/a-month-of-august-prompts-in-one-day/#more-3417

A soldier’s walk – https://asoldierswalk.com/2018/08/01/a-fragrant-fog/

Having Fun Blogging – https://stc7029.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/fragrant-fog/

Afterwards – https://afterwards.blog/2018/08/14/fragrant-fog-room-101/

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August Writing Prompts

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Here are the new writing prompts for August.  I got bored one day while stuck at a store that carried paint, and got some of my ideas from their paint swatches.  Hopefully it will turn out to be a very colorful month!  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.

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 I see some of you are already having trouble figuring out how to do a pingback.  So, to notify me of your post, please copy and paste the URL I’ve listed below somewhere on your post and I’ll receive a notification from you.  Thanks!  https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2018/08/01/august-writing-prompts/

  1. A fragrant fog
  2. The secret doors on seventy-fifth
  3. Mysterious mounds
  4. Nantucket breeze
  5. Pancho villa
  6. Jupiter glow
  7. One lonely lantern
  8. Amethyst tears
  9. Barbed brickles
  10. Natures reflection
  11. Peachy kisses
  12. Blue skies and blossoms
  13. Coffee curfews
  14. Karma’s quest for comeuppance
  15. Cantankerous cuties
  16. Dense speculations
  17. Melted ice cream
  18. Lavender lipstick
  19. Earthen cathedrals
  20. Scattered lily pads
  21. Easy street
  22. Fighting for a forever
  23. Hippos and hyenas
  24. Drizzled colors
  25. Tangerine fusion
  26. Hollyhocks and aftershocks
  27. Ivory luster
  28. Frosted petals
  29. Tinged with scarlet dust
  30. Icy morn
  31. Wizards and wormholes

 

Where has it gone?

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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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July Writing Prompts

 

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Here are the new writing prompts for July.  I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I enjoyed coming up with them.  Have a great month of writing everyone!  ~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.

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. The rights of wrongs
  2. Turning back Tuesday
  3. Vigilant vigilantes
  4. Spontaneous eruptions
  5. Unexpected revelations
  6. Plumes of a pigeon
  7. Jiggled and joggled
  8. Powerful and persnickety
  9. Cobblestone passages
  10. In the summer following my birth
  11. She was magic
  12. Salty shorelines
  13. Enough is enough
  14. Marching through madness
  15. Chances are…
  16. Antics of an arsonist
  17. Flakey and filling
  18. A real humdinger
  19. Time prospered
  20. Catawampus creatures
  21. The answer is the question
  22. Pouty Penelope
  23. Mangy mutts and milkmen
  24. Lavishly loved
  25. Perpetual pandemonium
  26. Lemon tarts shaped like hearts
  27. Abstemious intentions
  28. Routinely ravished
  29. She wore a red dress
  30. Death dangled
  31. Inky adventures