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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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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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