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Writing Prompt #19

It was a dark and stormy night. She was thrilled. This was her favorite kind of weather. It was the sunny days you had to watch out for. She shivered at the thought. Interested in getting your short story published? Submit your short story from this prompt using my contacts page and have a chance… Continue reading Writing Prompt #19

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Quick Tip #12

When starting a story, write at least five small anecdotes about your main character that are not related to the plot and may never be used within your story.  This allows you to get to know your character better and they will come off the page as a much more well-rounded character even if you… Continue reading Quick Tip #12

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Story Prompt #17

Long ago, two kingdoms reigned. One was full of snow and ice, the other full of flowers and sunlight. The people were distant from one another. But, on the border of the two kingdoms, things were just a little bit different... Please use this story prompt and photo to inspire your own creative short story.… Continue reading Story Prompt #17

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Story Prompt #16

You have received your first quest. Rescue a damsel trapped on an island in the middle of the sea. The only problem. You’re terrified of water.   Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts page have a chance to be published on my site with a link to your page. Have fun writing!

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Story Prompt #15

There’s a locked door in an old abandoned building you and your friends walk by every day. They always try the handle it has never opened. Today, you try the handle and it creaks open.   Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts page have a chance to be published on my site… Continue reading Story Prompt #15

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Story Prompt #14

Sometimes at night, you like to sit in the gazebo in the center of town. Tonight, for the first time, someone joins you as the clock strikes midnight.   Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts page have a chance to be published on my site with a link to your page. Have… Continue reading Story Prompt #14

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Story Prompt #12

While driving home during a snowstorm, you slide into the ditch. You have no cell service. A car slides into the ditch next to you. The person steps out into the snow and you gasp.   Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts page have a chance to be published on my site… Continue reading Story Prompt #12

Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #6

If you’re suffering from writer’s block, try this tactic. Take a break for a few days (3-5) from your specific story. Each day write for 10-30 minutes about anything but be descriptive. No distractions, no phones, nothing but you and your keyboard or journal. Write about the way the light is coming through the window,… Continue reading Quick Tip #6

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Story Prompt #11

While you helped your grandpa clean out his attic, you discover an ornate dagger. Before you get a chance to ask him about it, it begins to glow. A man appears and tells you he’s been waiting for the worthy one to touch the dagger.   Any stories from this prompt submitted using my contacts… Continue reading Story Prompt #11