Today’s prompt: Today, write a post with roots in a real-world conversation. Today’s twist: include foreshadowing. Last night I dreamt I returned to…. Part 2. I had to go back. I needed to go inside. I had to speak to him again. Just one more time. I knew he was still there. He toldContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Twelve: (Virtual) Dark Clouds on the Horizon”
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Writing 101, Day Eight: Death to Adverbs
Today’s prompt: Go to a public location and make a detailed report of what you see. The twist of the day? Write the post without adverbs. The Corpse I strolled to the beach front to have breakfast. The coffee shop I had planned to go to was closed, so I walked on to the nextContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Eight: Death to Adverbs”
Writing 101, Day Seven: Give and Take
Today’s prompt: Focus today’s post on the contrast between two things. The twist? Write the post in the form of a dialogue. Real Versus Virtual World. I have two lives, a real life and a virtual one. The virtual life (VL) is very easy-going, she never moans or complains, and is mostly polite, friendly, andContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Seven: Give and Take”
Writing 101, Day Six: A Character-Building Experience. Elsa.
Today’s prompt: Today, you’ll write about the most interesting person you’ve met in 2014. In your twist, develop and shape your portrait further in a character study. Elsa was born two days ago, 8th July, she’s the reason I’m late for my blogging challenge! I’ve been busy helping my daughter and her husband withContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Six: A Character-Building Experience. Elsa.”
Writing 101, Day Five: The Letter.
Today’s prompt (well, yesterday’s I’m overdue!): You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible. The sun stroked my cheeks as I sank lazily on the deck chair at the Bankside Café, facing Richmond Park. I indulged in this small luxuryContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Five: The Letter.”
Writing 101, Day Four: The Serial Killer. Loss.
Today’s prompt is: write about a loss. The twist: make this the first post in a three-post series. Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. I didn’t want to get sentimental today. I’ve tried hard to write about loss in a positive way, but I’veContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Four: The Serial Killer. Loss.”
Writing 101. Day 3. Three Songs
Today’s prompt is: Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you? The most important song in my life is Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty. I was in my first year at college when I first heard it. I was living on campus in Hampstead, and busContinue reading “Writing 101. Day 3. Three Songs”
Writing 101. Day Two: A Room with a View
Today’s question is: If you could zoom through space in the speed of light, what place would you go to right now? I’d travel through time and space and look for a shy little girl who’s having a hard time adapting to a broken family, a new country, and a new school. She’s six yearsContinue reading “Writing 101. Day Two: A Room with a View”
Writing 101, Day One: Unlock the Mind
I’m taking part in a new Challenge during this month of June: Writing 101. Today’s assignment is ‘loosening up’ for twenty minutes writing via the ‘stream of consciousness’ technique for twenty minutes! Well that’s an eternity for me, I write very quickly, you’d be surprised how much I can write in 20 minutes, but I’mContinue reading “Writing 101, Day One: Unlock the Mind”