Are you willing to take that risk?

“Permanently closing a door often seems a bit drastic.  But on the other hand, permanently leaving a door open allows the opportunity for anything to get in.” ~M

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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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Where has it gone?


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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