All posts tagged: fantasy

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 …

Are You Listening?: Why You Should Listen to your Creative Voice

“Are you listening?” It’s a simple question that requires a single word answer, yes or no. As writers, as creative beings, as people, listening is paramount in our quest for honesty and authenticity. (If you have been following along with this blog, you will know that “Authenticity” is an element that often shows up in posts like this one.) What ends up happening when being heard is not an option, is walls begin to show up and communication is utterly broken down and destroyed.” If you want to see the results of failed listening, then just take a peek at how your parents raised you or how you are raising your children. How often do you feel like they listened when you spoke, really listened? Now, before you jump the gun and think that I am condemning anyone, I AM NOT! I am just making a point. Parent’s (many authority figures) are notorious for not taking the time to listen to those who are under their authority. They, in their attempt to show their power, …

7 Ways You Know its Time to Explore a New Writing Genre

When we finally heed the great call to be a word-weaving fiction writer, one of the first things we do is take up the mantle of  a specific genre. For some writers, one road, one genre, is all we need to feel fulfilled and a success in our craft. For others of us, we start with tunnel vision, focused solely on a specific genre only to find our ‘vision’ to blur and we begin to see double or even more than double. What’s going on? What may be happening is that our creativity is developing and expanding from a one-way road to a multiple lane highway. One genre just won’t do. Our creative juices need more avenues through which to flow. Here are 7 signs that show us its time to try a new genre on for size: 1. Your current genre seems to be in a rut and your creativity is hinting at spicing things up a bit by adding a touch of another genre.  For example, science fiction alone was great, but for …

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 …