Writing Prompt # 047

Writing Prompt # 047

This is a picture of my aunt’s veranda in northern Italy.  It is one of my favorite places in the world.  What I love the most about it is that even though I have been visiting my aunt since I was a little girl, no matter how much I change and the world around me … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 046

Writing Prompt # 046

  Finish the story:  “That was the moment that started it all.  I was digging in my garden when my shovel hit a…”     Related articles 10 Great Writing Prompts (lasesana.wordpress.com) Weekly Prompt #5 (mmnicodemos.wordpress.com) When writing prompts go awry (milesovermatter.wordpress.com) “food” ~ #MondayPrompt for week 22/10 – 28/10/2012 (phoenixpoetrystories.wordpress.com) Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 197 … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 045

The Life of a House   Watch the above Disney cartoon, “The Little House,” 1952. Houses and living spaces have lives all their own.  Where do you live now?  Try to find out a bit about the history of where you live.  When was it built?  Who lived there before you?  Did anything interesting ever … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 043

Writing Prompt # 043

The second person:  Writing at length in the second person is very difficult.  Perhaps that is why there are so few good novels in the second person.  My favorite work in second person has to be Aura, by Carlos Fuentes.  The entire text in spanish can be found here.  (Sorry, I couldn’t find it in English). … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 042

Writing Prompt # 042

  Anger is something we all deal with.  We also deal with it and relate to it differently.    If you had to relate you anger to an animal (real or fictional), which would it be?  A lion?  A snake?  A dragon?     Related articles Haunted Writing Prompts (worldweaverpress.com) Writing Sparks: September 2012 (barbaratyler.wordpress.com) … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 041

Writing Prompt # 041

  The Year of Your Birth:  What happened on the year you were born?  Pick an event and write one or two paragraphs about it.  Next write one or two paragraphs about the circumstances of your birth (where, your parents, etc.).   Need some inspiration?  Type in the year of your birth in Wikipedia   … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 040

Writing Prompt # 040

  Knowing yourself, and not: Most of the time, we know ourselves enough to know how we are going to react in almost any situation.  Write one paragraph about a time when your own reaction to something surprised you.     Related articles Forcing Myself to Write (040) (365freedays.wordpress.com) Writing Prompt #2 (uniquetotheend.wordpress.com) Writing Prompt … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 039

Writing Prompt # 039

  Looking Good! Everyone has one piece of clothing or accessory that just makes them feel good and gives them confidence.  Describe the piece in your closet that does this for you in 10 sentences.  Next, describe how you feel when you wear it, in 5 sentences.  In the next 3 sentences, describe how you … Continue reading

The Writer’s Decalogue: Ten* suggestions for writers, Augusto Monterroso

  The Writer’s Decalogue: Ten* suggestions for writers, Augusto Monterroso From lasesana.wordpress.com   Augusto Monterroso (1921-2003) was most well known for his very short stories.  His story, “The Dinosaur,” is often referred to as the shortest short story in literature.  In Spanish, it has just seven words: Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí. When he … Continue reading