Meh. Didn’t know what else to do with it…

Noon tomorrow. Randall Newton abruptly ended the voice mail, his chubby fingers smashing the tiny button several times before it finally gave in. The last message played itself over and over in his mind like the echoes of a theme song you can't get out of your head. Noon tomorrow. Noon tomorrow. Noon tomorrow. No name, … Continue reading Meh. Didn’t know what else to do with it…

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Fiction University: A site with seemingly great content

So, I stumbled upon Fiction University. I've only just begun perusing its content, but so far it seems to be full of how-to's and answers to questions that have been running through my head. There are a TON of great posts about what to do for starting writers. I just thought I'd pass this along … Continue reading Fiction University: A site with seemingly great content

Sing Me A Story – My Million Dollar Idea

An inkling of an idea came to me as I was tweaking my playlist last night. For me, music has always had a drastic impact on my emotions. I can't listen to any song without having an immediate response. It may be nostalgia, high energy, sadness. But it's always something. I remember the first time … Continue reading Sing Me A Story – My Million Dollar Idea

Other words for “Said”

Here is a list of words I found from around the web when you're tired of using the usual "said" in your dialogue...   Accepted, Accused, Acknowledged, Added, Admitted, Advertised, Advised, Affirm, Agonized, Agreed, Alleged, Announced, Answered, Appealed, Approved, Argued, Arranged, Articulated, Asked, Asserted, Asseverate, Assumed, Assured, Attract, Aver, Avow, Babbled, Bargained, Barked, Bawl, Bawled, … Continue reading Other words for “Said”

The Fury

It was cold. Freezing. I could see my breath, long puffs of smoke shooting out in front of my face. I shivered and looked back down at the ground where a little fluff of white fur had left a present in a small square of grass. Glad that Sonny had finally gone to the bathroom, … Continue reading The Fury

The most important post you’ll EVER read. No seriously.

S-I-K-E-!!! But now that I've gotcha here..... He-he-hello. I see you’ve stumbled onto my little slice of internet heaven.  Here's a new little sumpin' sumpin' I've been thinking about doing and finally decided to get it goin. So let me give it to you straight: This is a creative writing blog, duh. 1. Each day … Continue reading The most important post you’ll EVER read. No seriously.

Oh, every day I’m Tumblin’ ……

Okay, peeps, I've gone and done it. Branched out into the world of Tumblr. I don't really see the benefit of it other than a different cast of people to reach and a blank slate to start my Daily Prompts site. To tell you the truth, the fact that there are so many stupid social … Continue reading Oh, every day I’m Tumblin’ ……

PROMPT(s): Generated

A huntress is wasting away. Can the love of a wild vampire save her? A journalist is changed into a work of art by a strangely attractive warlock. Will her friend recognize her & change her back? A Big Bad is capturing souls & MC is trying to free them. As an experiment, MC ties … Continue reading PROMPT(s): Generated

OBJECT(s): Mysterious Objects

A locket that lets the wearer switch bodies A pair of glasses that lets you see true demon faces when wearing Tattoo(s): each symbol causes a different "curse" (ie: can't lie, can't kill, etc...) A phone that can call dead people

PLOT: What If’s…

Everyone was born with a tattoo and only your soul mate had the exact same tattoo... A seemingly beautiful butterfly landed on you but it bit you and turns you into a cocoon that mutates you into a blood-sucking monster? The world was one where every major choice in our life was all chosen randomly? … Continue reading PLOT: What If’s…

PLOT TWIST: major misunderstanding

Have your character show up at "x"'s house at 7pm - dressed to the nines w/ flowers because he thinks he is going out on a date with "x". However, when they get there they realize that they are actually there to babysit so that "x" can go out with someone else. If your character … Continue reading PLOT TWIST: major misunderstanding

Print Me!

Freebie: Character Worksheet

Sometimes I have a name. Sometimes I have a face. A tattoo. A disfigurement. A crazy aunt who sets my MC on blind dates at least once a week. Sometimes the back story comes to me without a physical body. So I created a worksheet that I can fill in the blanks as I go. … Continue reading Freebie: Character Worksheet

PROMPT(s):

You’re on your way to a perfectly ordinary day at work when suddenly a sign looms up before you that says “Road Closed.” You’re forced to take an unmarked detour down an unfamiliar road that seems unusually devoid of traffic. Is it an ordinary short cut, or is something more ominous going on? What awaits … Continue reading PROMPT(s):

PROMPT(s):

A man who can see ghosts voluntarily checks himself into an institute. Little does he know, that institute has been closed for thirty years.A young girl has dreams of a dragon. In one of the dreams, the dragon says "you made me". The girl, so obsessed with the idea of dragons now, grows up to … Continue reading PROMPT(s):

OBJECT: Magical picture frame

You find a magical picture frame that brings whatever photograph is in it to life... or at least full movie motion. [idea] would be good to have for police who are trying to solve a murder. If they had any photo evidence, it could show the killer in the act or at least get them … Continue reading OBJECT: Magical picture frame

PROMPT(s): multiple prompts from 2010 v2

[credit:] ALL of these are also from writersdigest.com: promptfest 2010 The Wait is Over 

After a year’s wait, you finally strike—it’s yours. But once you get home, you discover that it’s nothing—nothing—like you thought it’d be.
*Test Drive

You go on a test drive in a new car. With the dealership representative in the passenger seat, you … Continue reading PROMPT(s): multiple prompts from 2010 v2

PROMPT(s): Multiple prompts from 2010

[credit:] ALL of these come from writersdigest.com: Promptfest 2010 The Tapping (courtesy of WD’s Scott Francis)

You are awakened in the middle of the night by a strange tapping noise coming from your attic. You decide to investigate, and after moving a few old boxes, you find what appears to be a telegraph receiver hidden in … Continue reading PROMPT(s): Multiple prompts from 2010

PLOT: warning from a stranger

MC is warned by a stranger not to go to a certain place at a certain time. MC has no clue what they're talking about until something happens (think big explosion or such) at said place and time. It's up to you to decide why they were spared by the mysterious person or who that … Continue reading PLOT: warning from a stranger

PLOT: car jacking gone wrong

Based on the Urban Legend for a gang initiation. Car gets bumped from behind. When the driver gets out to check for damage, the driver of the first car kills unsuspecting victim.