All posts tagged: challenge

Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: April 16th, 2018

OPENING LINE (S): “The door whispered on its hinges as his/her fingers gently pushed it open, his/her stomach leaping as the light from the window washed over the scene inside the room.  “The look on her face spoke volumes. Her gaze had more intonation and resonance than that which came from spoken words. Instantly she was understood.” RULES:  Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or a line of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within up to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of THIS POST to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “MondayMuse.” To get the Above Image click and copy the image below (It is a public domain image.) If you do not have a blog of your own, leave me a comment and send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words …

Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: June 20th 2016

OPENING LINE (S): “S/he had a very strange love affair with succulents. It actually said a lot about his/her and his/her view of relationships and commitments; the less work involved the better.” RULES:  Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or a line of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within up to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag“Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own, leave me a comment and send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted by Thursday. ~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!

Remembering Why You Write: Wisdom from the Writer’s Journal

So you’ve decided that you are going to finally sit down and write a novel. Fantastic! Making the decision to actually sit down and do so tends to be one of the hardest parts of the novel writing journey. But more difficult than anything is the art of bringing  your story from the start of its labor pains clear into a fulfilling delivery. Let me begin by quoting a part of Scripture from the book of Isaiah: Isaiah 37:3b “…for the children have come to the birth, and there is no strength to give birth. To every trial and trouble, no matter how great the fruit, there tends to be one common denominator, that my friend is the root. ~ Candice Coates The root cause of what keeps so many brilliant writers from accomplishing their goal of completing their novel is DISCOURAGEMENT. Discouragement takes many forms and comes from many directions, some external while others internal, but all can rob us of our strength to carry on to the end. Rather than mapping out a …

Monday’s Muse: Writing Prompt December 14th 2015

OPENING LINE (S): “ He could see her through the cafe window even from across the street. He took a quick glance at his watch and realized he was just barely on time, but he was going to be late if he stood there any longer. The only problem was he  just couldn’t seem to move his legs.” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within up to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own, leave me a comment and send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED …

November 2nd 2015:Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt

OPENING LINE (S): “After all these years, all the searching and money spent, s/he finally had the case in hand. Why then, with the locks unlatched, was fear preventing her/him from opening it?” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within up to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own, leave me a comment and send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted on Thursday November 5th under the FICTION tab, then …

Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: October 12th 2015

OPENING LINE (S): “By the time s/he returned to the living room, s/he had gone, leaving no evidence of their visit besides the old book and an empty mug, still warm from what had been inside of it.” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within up to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own, leave me a comment and send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted on Thursday October 15th under …

Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: October 5th

OPENING LINE (S): “Eyes locked on the yellow chair, perspiration began to pepper his/her/their palms. They had been dreading this meeting for weeks.” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within up to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own, leave me a comment and send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted on Thursday October 8th under the FICTION tab, then the WRITING PROMPTS AND EXERCISES, then MY WRITING PROMPT RESULTS.

Monday’s Muse: Writing Prompt September 21st

OPENING LINE (S): “There had to be some kind of mistake, or just a bad joke made by the travel agency, one that was giving off the same kind of nauseating feeling that came along with having food poisoning. Harold, this was all Harold’s fault!” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within 15 to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted …

Monday’s Muse Writing Prompt: June 15

OPENING LINE (S): “Face puckering with confusion, she glanced back down at the map, its inky words on parchment glowed with opalescent  splendor as the arrow of the drawn compass pointed straight ahead, the door was straight ahead, down the path of turquoise water.” RULES: Using the above line and the picture provided, (Or one of your own choosing) create a story (or even a poem) within 15 to 20 minutes. Once you have finished your super awesome masterpiece, add a link in the comments section of this  post to your story for others to read, as well as a link on your page back to this original post for others to follow along and write with as well. In your “tags” section, add the tag “Monday’s Muse.” If you do not have a blog of your own send me an email to icameforthesoup@gmail.com and I will post your lovely words here on my blog. (PLEASE KEEP ENTRIES THAT NEED TO BE POSTED ON THIS BLOG WITHIN A PG13 RANGE. THANK YOU) My results will be posted …

Heads, Tails, Center: Writing Prompt June 10th

Hello friends! It’s been a long time since I have created and shared a Writing Prompt (besides Monday’s Muse) but there is no time like the  present than to rectify that! Title: Heads, Tails, Center Rules: (You will need a piece of paper, a penny and a pen for this exercise…and a clock.) Using the picture above, create three columns on your piece of paper, one titled Heads, Center and Tails. In the Heads column, writing down 10 things you LIKE about the image. In the Tails column, write down 10 things you DON’T LIKE In the Center column write down 5 things to improve the picture and 5 things to make it worse. Now comes the penny: Do a coin toss. If the penny lands on Heads, start writing your prompt with the first item/thought in the Heads column. If Tails, the same rule applies After 3 to 5 minutes flip the coin again to add in another item from one of your columns NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A REPEAT OF YOUR FIRST COIN TOSS AS …