My friend Janice Fuller (a talented poet and playwright) has made a practice of asking people to write down words for her. She saves them and then, when she wants to be inspired, she draws a few words from her stash and thinks about the words themselves and the donors who provided them. So today I decided […]
I saw the photo below (from the upcoming Tom Hiddleston movie Crimson Peak) on Tumblr earlier this week.
I can’t express how much this image makes me want to write a gothic Victorian romance.
If you’re interested, there’s the original post, which has the full-size photo plus some additional images. I […]
So, I’m weighing a decision at this point: do I continue creating and sharing a weekly writing prompt?
On New Year’s Day, I had pretty much decided to discontinue it, at least as a weekly feature. I feel like I want to do more than that with this space; I’d like to mix in more […]
It’s almost Christmas — and in the spirit of the season, this week I invite you to write about a little (or big) miracle. Write about a happy coincidence or fortunate accident. Write about a character extending a hand to help another and having that gesture come back to enrich his or her life in […]
Common threadsBenedict Cumberbatch board games books buy borrow bin cancer creative writing prompts cute cute cute depression and anxiety Discworld Doctor Who Douglas Adams family fashion fiction writing flash fiction friends Funko Hobbit/LOTR hurricanes illness joy and laughter Katrina life Lovecraft Marvel Cinematic Universe music Nathan Fillion novel otters Richard Armitage Sherlock short stories story submissions stress TableTop Terry Pratchett Tom Hiddleston wildlife writing exercises writing workshop