Wednesday, August 11, 2010

(Not So) Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompt

Take a cue from a comic strip and turn the topic into a short story or personal essay.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Expert Advice

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air.
They are where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spark Word

Today's Spark Word is:

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompt

Write a scene
that takes place
at a photo shoot.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Expert Advice

“What I try to do is write. I may write
for two weeks ‘the cat sat on the mat, that
is that, not a rat.’
And it might be just
the most boring and awful stuff. But I try. When I’m writing,
I write. And then it’s as if the muse is convinced that I’m serious and says, ‘Okay. Okay. I’ll come.’"
~ Maya Angelou

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompt

Write a story or
poem that takes place
amidst the clover.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Today's Spark Word is:


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompt

A man and a woman are sitting in a hotel lobby, waiting for someone
or something.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Spark Word

Today's Spark Word is:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompt

Write about a
Valentine's Day
with a secret

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Spark Word

Today's Spark Word is:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompt

Write about someone who was born with a silver spoon.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Prompt Contest #24

Today I'm blogging about entering a writing prompt contest for Writer's Digest on my other blog, Christy Gets Crafty. Come check it out! And if you're feeling inspired, feel free to join me.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompt

Write a scene that takes place on game night.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Expert Advice

"The cat sat on the mat
is not a story. The cat
sat on the other cat's
mat is a story."
~ John Le Carre

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Spark Words

Today's Spark Word is:

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompt

Write about someone
with a limited
world view.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Happy 2010!

Whew! I can hardly believe that 2010 is here already! And that we're already almost a week into it. I apologize for not updating sooner. I've been sick the last couple of days, but I'm really behind the ball this year. I actually still have my Christmas tree up, which is very uncharacteristic of me. Usually I take it down on New Years Day, sometimes even before that. This is my first year of not having a real tree however. My husband finally talked me into purchasing a fake one, and although I greatly miss the friendly smell of pine, it has been nice not having to worry about those little needles poking into your socks and sap getting all over your hands every time you water a real one. Taking it down should be a breeze. Not like last years incident that finally got me to cave in to going fake -- dragging the tree out the porch and front doors led to a shower of razor-sharp needles flying everywhere. We were finding those things in the carpet well into March!
Anyhow, I'm looking forward to a fresh new year. It reminds me of the saying from Anne of Green Gables, "Tomorrow is always fresh -- with no mistakes in it." I like the idea of a clean slate. A chance to make changes toward a better, more positive life. Surprisingly, this is the first year that I didn't compose a list of resolutions. Maybe because I really have just one -- to strive to be better. A better Christian, a better wife, a better mother, a better friend, a better writer, a better artist, a better homemaker, a better human being. I just want to devote this year to living life to it's fullest. To being all that I can be. To happiness, both in my life, and the people around me. From the people nearest and dearest, to the stranger on the street.
Smile more. Stress less. Make messes. Make friends. Dream sweeter. Dream bigger. Press in. Press on. Hug tighter. Laugh louder. Pray harder. Listen closer. Get down on my knees. Get up on my feet. Sun on my shoulder. Wind at my back. Eyes wide open. Arms flung out.
Embracing life.