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Boot Camp Eve

*Deep breath* Well, tonight’s the night before ‘Uncle Orson’s Writing Class & Literary Boot Camp’! I’m both excited and nervous. I did the writing class last year, so I at least know what to expect out of that, but it’s the boot camp that I’m anxious for. I know during that time that I’ll be […]

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Writing Prompt #14: Reluctantly he handed over the key.

Better late than never, right? Things have been a little crazy this week, but I finally was able to write this week’s writing prompt! Looks like I’ll be doing double duty with feedback come Wednesday or this weekend. Oh, well. Hope you enjoy this one. Today’s Writing Prompt: Reluctantly he handed over the key. My […]

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Writing Prompt #13: “My heart pounded wildly …”

Ugh. So I’m really, really behind this week on *everything*, including reading everyone’s prompts from last week. I swear I’ll be commenting today though!  Anyways, here’s today’s and then I’ll go back to stressing. Today’s Writing Prompt: My heart pounded wildly … My 100 Words: “What’s going on?” I said, jabbing Hunter in the shoulder. […]

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Editing, Grammar, and Bribes

Editing and Bribes It’s been rough getting started, but the edits on my book-baby are officially underway!  Yay! I’ve discovered (rather quickly, actually) how difficult getting into editing mode is. Turns out it’s a different monster than writing the dang thing was. When I wrote the first draft I worked towards a word count goal, […]

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Writing Prompt #12: “He hadn’t seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching …”

Today’s Writing Prompt: “He hadn’t seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching …” My 100 Words: He hadn’t seen anything like it in twenty years of teaching. It brought tears to his eyes. The children stood in a row, each one with their hands behind their backs as they stood tall and obedient. […]

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Writing Prompt #11: “In all the years I’ve lived here, I never once called this place my home.”

Today’s Writing Prompt: In all the years I’ve lived here, I never once called this place my home.  My 100 Words: It was dark and, at times, seemed never ending. The smell of rotten vegetation and freshly turned earth pushed its way out into the open air and caught the breeze. Five looked down at […]

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Writing Prompt #10: “No matter what you hear, no matter how badly you want to, do NOT open your eyes.”

  Today’s Writing Prompt: “No matter what you hear, no matter how badly you want to, do NOT open your eyes.” My 100 Words: The carousel had always been my favorite. I even loved this one — gothic vibe and all. “A Halloween carnival. Who knew?” I said as my boyfriend led me to a […]

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Fun and Games

Dice games are some of my favorites, and dice games that encourage creativity take the cake. I found something on Amazon called ‘Story Cubes’ and ordered it for days where I just want to play around with my writing without it having to be anything serious. For the past month or two I didn’t know […]

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Writing Prompt #9: “The truth about love is …”

 Today’s Writing Prompt: “The truth about love is …” My 100 Words: Jordy arched his back to alleviate the slow burning that built there before he said, “the truth about love is you can never get it back once it’s gone.” Phil nodded and mimicked Jordy’s crouch. The older man squinted through the rifle’s scope […]

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And the Wheel Keeps Spinning, and spinning and spinning …

I’m starting to realize this is going to be an intense summer and I’m a little worried about that. I have a spread sheet that tracks all the conferences/workshops, and saying that it’s a little full would be an understatement to say the least.  I’m mildly concerned about burnout.  Any suggestions on how to keep […]

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