Archive for May, 2014

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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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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Awesome News Alert! Hint: Greensboro, North Carolina

Sooooo I have a little story for ya’ll today. But first, I have to tell you a story from last year. Ready? Here we go: Last year I heard that Orson Scott Card was going to be doing his Writing Class and Literary Boot Camp down in Orem. I had no idea prior to seeing […]

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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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