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/
Continue reading “January Writing Prompt Participants”
Happy New Year everyone! It’s hard to believe another year is gone. I decided to team up this month with Dorinda Duclos to create some awesome prompts for all of you. She wrote half of them, so let’s see if any of you can figure out which one’s she wrote verses the one’s I wrote. I think it was sort of funny how we both had similar ideas. Please leave some feedback and let me know if you are enjoying the longer prompts. If you’d like me to go back to writing the shorter ones, I’d be happy to oblige. Enjoy! ~M
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.
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. 😉
January Writing Prompts
- A lifetime of laughter could have saved them all.
- As she walked to the end of the wooden boards, the stars spoke to her.
- Every inch of his body sensed her presence.
- A brilliant light shined from the other side of the lake.
- Milky white peaks charmed their senses.
- Beyond the forest glen, the realization struck her.
- She read aloud to the sounds of crashing waves.
- A distant shore was all that remained.
- Swept away with the wind, her hair looked a mess.
- The boat was empty, except for one lone fish.
- Prepared for battle, she made her presence known.
- The stone path through the woods lead her nowhere.
- The answer rested quietly inside the belly of the broomstick.
- The storm raged on without any hope of being saved.
- And as she walked away, she took it all with her.
- She was nothing but common until she donned the mask.
- Fate took a turn for the worse at the fork in the road.
- The pebbles devoured the succulents, one tasty morsel at a time.
- One last yank then a pull and the landing was clear.
- A braver attempt had never before been seen.
- The glittery gem held all the secrets of the past.
- It was a ludicrous request but one that drew his attention.
- Reflections in the water completed the circle.
- The universe just wasn’t big enough for both of them.
- The recording was all the proof they needed.
- Time was running out and his watch had stopped dead.
- She did exactly what she was told never to do.
- As they chatted away, he needed to find a way out.
- Slipping between the seams, there was no turning back.
- A simple reason was all she needed.
- And completely by mistake, the switch was made.
Sorry I’m a little late in the day. Let’s see if we can do a whole year of these. 😉
1. Shimmers of chartreuse
2. Moonlit excursions
3. Butter brickle
4. Teleporting topless
5. Alphabet stew
6. Sinkholes and sandpaper
7. Pinches of positivity
8. Rusty bearings
9. Thirsty gulps
10. A sea of chardonnay
11. Bankruptcy to Broadway
12. Pestered and polished
13. Glitz and glam
14. Permanently petrified
15. Mountains must move
16. Wild and willful
17. Prickly pears
18. Drips of diversions
19. Spotted cow
20. Knackered and numb
21. Once upon a princess
22. Centerfold sensations
23. Captured in corduroy
24. Felix Fineas
25. Troubling truths
26. Steamy and dreamy
27. Over the esker
28. Dunked and drizzled
29. The bridge beyond
30. Stinging nettles
31. Time before time
If you’re a new participant, please don’t forget to link back to this post so that I can check out your work. And as usual, I’ll be posting my responses to these prompts over at my other blog, which can be found here: Her Writing Haven.