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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #49

Happy Fourth of July to those of you in the United States!  I hope you have all the freedom as a writer that you desire.  Here is the latest collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog.  Have a wonderful day and be careful whatever you do!  (It is so hot here and has been for […]

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Should You Write Every Day?

I was at a gathering of writers last night (Portlanders, we meet every last Monday of the month for Literary Libations, join us) and Angela Sanders, an accomplished mystery writer who is doing very well with her books (can you say number one on all Kindle sales?) was talking about her career. Angela talked about […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #35

Here's the latest collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog (minus one, because I forgot to do one on Sunday). #240 She sat up quickly.  She forgot!  She had totally forgotten about it!   #241  What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?  Write about it.  Work details can enliven fiction. #242  Your character’s eating habits tell […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #30

Here's my weekly round-up of writing prompts from my Tumblr blog: #205 The fog wafted and drifted around buildings and through streets, masking and silencing everything in its path.  So it was a shock when it lifted and….. #206 Today is President’s Day in the United States, and lot of people (but not all) have the day […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #29

Happy Valentine's Day! Here is the latest round-up of prompts from my Tumblr blog. Write like the wind, people! #198 She landed with a thud.  And when she looked up at where she had come from, it seemed a very long ways to go.  How would she get herself back? #199 "You just have to suck it […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #27

Here is the weekly collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog.  Have at it! #183  "To whom much is given, much is expected."  How does this manifest in your character’s life, or is she one to whom not much has been given?  If so, how does this affect her? How would her life be different […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #25

Here is the latest collection of posts from my Tumblr blog.  There's more prompts here.  And you can download a whole book of them here.  Oh yeah, and there's one less prompt than usual because last Sunday we drove to Seattle and back (eight hours total in the car) to attend the 100th birthday party […]

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Inventive Writing Post Round-up #14

Here is my weekly collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog.  You can also always find prompts here. #96 Identify three turning points in your character’s life (or yours).  Look for “road not taken” times.  How did these experiences affect the person your character (or you) are today? #97  "There are three things that scare me," […]

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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #13

Another collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog. #89 "I feel so overwhelmed," she said. "Why?" "You really want to hear?" He nodded. "Okay.  Here goes.  It’s because….." #90 What’s up with that? #91 It snowed.  Then it snowed harder.  It snowed so hard that a group of them, five in all, were stuck inside for a week. They […]

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