Weekend Writing Prompt #37 – Misgivings

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take one of the challenges below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

 Misgivings

Photo Prompt

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 50 words which is inspired by the photo prompt and includes the word prompt.

Poetry Challenge – Taking your inspiration from both the photo prompt and the word prompt, write a 6 line poem where each line is no more than 6 words longs.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

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Weekend Writing Prompt #36 – Begin

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take one of the challenges below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

 Begin

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story inspired by the making – or breaking – of a New Year’s resolution.

Poetry Challenge – Write a haiku on the theme of new beginnings.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Weekend Writing Prompt #35 – End of Year Challenge

Things are a little different for the final Weekend Writing Prompt of 2017, as you will see…

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take one of the challenges below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

 End of Year Challenge

Photo Prompt

Challenges

Do any or all of the following – it’s up to you!

  • Post a link to your favourite response to a Weekend Writing Prompt so we can all revisit it again.  If you posted your response in the comments copy and paste it below.
  • Answer the following question: Out of the 34 Weekend Writing Prompt posts published, what was your favourite poetry or prose challenge, word prompt or photo prompt?
  • If you are wanting to write something new, go through the list of writing prompts to see if there are any weeks you missed and pick one.  (You can find them all here.)  If you’ve participated every week, choose one at random.  Don’t forget to post your link / your response below.
  • Write a post inspired by the words “End of Year Challenge” and leave a link to it below.
  • Write a poem or story inspired by the photo montage above and post a link to it below.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Wishing you all the best for the New Year! 🙂

Weekend Writing Prompt #34 – Christmas

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take one of the challenges below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

 Christmas

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write either a Happy Christmas or a Horror Christmas story in 250 words.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem using the title or the first line of a Christmas carol.  The length and style of poem is your choice.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Wishing you all the Brightest of Winter Blessings 🙂

Weekend Writing Prompt #33 – Time

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

 Time

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 175 words where the central theme is time travel.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of no more than 20 lines where the first line:

  • starts with the word “Time”
  • is repeated at least twice

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

“A Family Reunion” and an update…

A Family Reunion:

My short story, A Family Reunion, has been included in the latest Zimbell House Publishing anthology, Children of Zeus: A Collection of Mythic Tales.  The story focuses on one of Zeus’ less famous children, Pandea, a moon goddess who (for the purposes of this story) decided to keep contact with her immortal family to a minimum, choosing instead to make her home alongside mortals.  However, Zeus doesn’t like to be ignored by his children…

I had fun writing this story.  I love Greek mythology and I enjoyed seeing how many Greek gods, goddesses and heroes I could mention.  Zimbell House has a few more Greek mythology-inspired anthologies coming up and it would be fun to try and write something for another one if I can.

You can learn more about this anthology by checking it out on the publisher’s website or heading over to Goodreads.

The update:

Having spent most of the week in bed with the flu, I was overwhelmed to see such lovely comments left for me regarding the publication of One Turn of The Wheel, when I did finally feel well enough to switch the computer on.  So, I just wanted to let everyone know, I’ve not been ignoring you!

One Turn of The Wheel

I have some really exciting news that I want to share with you all today.  My first little book, One Turn of The Wheel, has just been published by Three Drops Press.

Isn’t the cover beautiful…

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn – so the wheel turns. 
As they journey through the seasons, readers of all ages are invited to meet nature deities, a bewildered changeling, loving families who stick together, so-called friends who cannot be trusted, goblins, wizards, vengeful witches, helpful witches, and many others besides. Right at home in the long folk and fairy tale tradition, these are stories for enjoying year after year, and in all weathers.

You can learn more about One Turn of The Wheel, by following this link to the publisher’s website, where you can also read one of the stories from the collection, The Goblin Dance.  (If perchance you do, please, please, please let me know what you think!)

I can’t thank Kate from Three Drops Press enough for all her hard work.  This has been such a fun and exciting experience.

I shall have to think how to celebrate – maybe with a book launch right here on the blog?  If you have any ideas, please let me know!

One Turn of The Wheel can be purchased through Lulu.