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Writing Prompt #8: You find a box in the attic that isn’t yours.

For this one I decided to have some fun and play around with tense. I picked present tense because it’s my least favorite to read and usually write. However, since these prompts are pretty much exercises, I thought a little challenge would do me some good. Present tense it was. There’s more ‘telling’ here than I’d […]

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Writing Prompt #7: “You know what they say. . .”

Today’s Writing Prompt: “You know what they say. . .” My 100 Words: “You know what they say. . .” Courtney said around her straw. “Yeah, yeah,” Ollie said as he stirred his own drink. “It’s always better fresh.” Courtney’s blonde locks bounced up and down. “No more of this junk,” she said. She grimaced […]

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Weekend Mayhem – LDStoryMakers 2014

  LDStoryMakers 2014 I attended my first year of LDStoryMakers this year! I really had a lot of fun being there and interacting with friends from the Utah Valley Writers Chapter and iWriteNetwork (as well as a few others who I know from around the state). I got to attend some AMAZING classes and make […]

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Writing Prompt #6: I stared at the flames that had …

Today’s Prompt: I stared at the flames that had … My 100 Words: Grey flecks coated everything before another blast of wind picked them up and pushed them past us. My stomach dropped whenever a flicker of orange appeared among the ash, confirming that we were losing the fight. “What a waste,” Greg muttered as […]

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Writing Exercise – “Eddie’s Hell”

This scene came about from the WonHundred Words Wednesday bloggings. I had the idea to combine three of my characters from the prompts and put them together. This was delightful to write. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it. You might want to read the two flash fictions […]

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(Live from LDStoryMakers) A Post from Brandon Sanderson’s Master Class

Hi everyone. This is a quick (but long) post. During Brandon Sanderson’s master class at LDStorymakers he asked what character dossier people used. “The EPIGUIDE.COM Character Chart for Fiction Writers”  by Kira Lerner and Toni Walker is the one I like to fill out to better understand my major characters. I’ve tweaked and reorganized it for me and I’m […]

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Writing Prompt #5: Would you like fries with that?

Today’s Prompt: “Would you like fries with that?” My 100 Words: Eddie stared at the girl on the other side of the counter as her empty gaze scanned the menu. “So, does the calorie count include the bun?” she asked, her voice accented with several ‘ums’ and ‘likes’. Dear God above. What did I do […]

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Grammar and Me

Note: I was worried about not writing enough for this blog and then realized that it doesn’t have to be very long. This one is short and sweet.   I suck at grammar. Always have. I didn’t get it in high school and in college I had completely given up because I still couldn’t get […]

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Writing Prompt #4: Today’s Horoscope: Your prized possession will end up in someone else’s hands

Today’s Prompt: Today’s Horoscope: Your prized possession will end up in someone else’s hands. My 100 Words: Madeline shook from head to toe as she overturned another piece of furniture. “It was just here,” she said between choking sobs. The snot running down her throat made it more difficult to breathe as she tore the […]

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Writing Prompt #3: That’s what happens when you follow your heart

This one turned out a little weird, but as always I had fun writing it. Today’s Writing Prompt: “That’s what happens when you follow your heart.”  My 100 Words: She squatted down behind the bushes, her leg extended and jittering in place. With a furrowed brow she watched the log. Inch forward like a slug […]

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