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A Note on Consistency and Writing Prompts

My apologies for being far less than consistent in the last few weeks with writefly. As much as I would love to spend a few hours a day developing the site, school, family obligations and honestly a strong desire to spend lazy summer afternoons with my nose buried in an actual book have been keeping me offline a lot.

I have a brief reprieve between school semesters coming up where I will try and get some more work on the site, but I’m not able to make any promises at this point about daily writing prompts, because I will be taking on more classes next semester, along with beginning working as a volunteer surgery liaison at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and trying to find some time for my own writing projects. I think I’m supposed to have a social life in there too somewhere…but we’ll see!

My hope is that things will settle down into a manageable rhythm quite soon and I’ll be able to offer you even more.

In the mean time, and as a peace offering to make up for what may be random timing, I wanted to direct you to some of my favorite resources for prompts as I do find doing them an invaluable tool for getting the writing juices flowing on a daily basis.

So without further ado please check out some of these great resources….and keep writing!!

ONLINE RESOURCE LIST:

Writing Exercises

BOOKS:

What If: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Anne Bernays & Pamela Painter

‘The Pocket Muse’ by Monica Wood

Today’s Writing Prompt

Invisibility.

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“I found this story starter in Beth Baruch Joselow’s book of creative writing prompts, Writing Without the Muse, but it just as easily could have come from Woody Allen’s Alice.”

“Okay, you’re invisible,” Joselow writes. What could you see while invisible that you would never witness otherwise? It could be something related to your personal life, as it is for the character of Alice, who is freed from a loveless marriage when she discovers that her husband is having an affair, or it could be something completely removed from your daily reality. Maybe you’d sneak into the Metropolitan Museum of Art after hours, or spend a day messing with the mind of your least favorite politician.

Whatever it is, write it down. And if you can’t make up your mind, write down all of your ideas.

Find more story starters and writing prompts here.

More Fiction Writing Quick Tips

(Source: Ginny Wiehardt –  About.com)

Today’s Writing Prompt

“You and a friend have just finished a lovely meal at your favorite restaurant. But things take a turn when you notice that the waiter has scribbled an unexpected—and startling—message on your bill. Write this scene.”

(source: Writer’s Digest – Writing Prompts)

And when you are done, just for fun head over to the WD forums and see what others have done with the same prompt.  You’ll reinforce in your own mind how truly unique you really are!

As always feel free to post your work here in the comments as well!  We’d love to see where your mind flies!

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