One Very Successful Week

Two Weeks Ago I took off a week of work to focus on getting edits done on the first draft of my MS. In the back of my mind leading up to it I was afraid I’d get little done, because, well, I’d been struggling with churning out faster edits. The long, boring explanation is I […]

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Writing Prompt: Seven of Swords

They’re back! I’M back! Yea!!!!! So Jack and I are living in Tooele now (no it’s not actually ‘forever away’) and love it. There is a down side though. There’s not a whole lot of places for me to go and write. When we lived in Draper I had multiply options. There was the library, […]

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Writing Prompts for This & Last Week

Two for one this week. Last Week’s Writing Prompt: He hadn’t meant to scare the child My 100 Words: He slide the blade methodically through transparent skin. The ritual required serenity, peace, and careful planning. Now he’d have to deal with the yammering spirit while he proceeded with the spell. In all honesty he hadn’t […]

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Writing Prompt #I-Don’t-Even-Know: Most vivid amongst the memories of his home town …

I really liked this one a lot more than I thought I would. Today’s Writing Prompt: Most vivid amongst the memories of his home town . . . My 100 Words: Most vivid amongst the memories of Don’s home town was the creek’s bank on the west side. He used to go after school and […]

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Writing Prompt #15: “She had to find the necklace, before . . .”

I apologize in advance. It looks like my comments on everyone’s will have to be put off another week until I get home. I’m at a writing boot camp this week and I’m going to be swamped until it’s over. But I promise, as soon as I’m able, I will be doing some serious catching […]

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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 #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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