Writing Prompt # 038

Writing Prompt # 038

      What is your absolute favorite food?  Describe it completely, from the ingredients, to the preparation, to the way it tastes.       Related articles * * * food porn * * * (myheartslovesongs.com) {Sweet Treat Tuesday} Heavenly Angel Food Cake Cupcakes! (tinytiaraparties.wordpress.com) It’s That Time Again: Steaming Hot Chili Recipe (theroycroftreport.com) … Continue reading

“A Few Words About Short Stories,” Augusto Monterroso

From lasesana.wordpress.com “A Few Words About Short Stories,” Augusto Monterroso Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Augusto Monterroso (1921- 2003) is mainly known as a Guatemalan writer.  In his early life in Guatemala city, where his family relocated in 1936, Monterroso began to publish his short stories and was one of the founders of El Espectador with several other writers.  Due to his clandestine … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 037

Writing Prompt # 037

    Write a five sentence description of the person who rides this bike.     Related articles Confession #33 (mysilenthalf.wordpress.com) The Importance Of Truth In Fiction (brandonrluffman.wordpress.com) Writing a mystery series: tips and timing (andimarquette.com) Looper and the secret of good science fiction (nevalalee.wordpress.com) Short Story or Novel? (thewearywriter.com) Fanfiction = Good fiction? (oldvictorianquill.wordpress.com)

Writing Prompt # 036

  Spoon      Knife     Fork   Use the following three words to describe a scene.  However, you must use the verb form of all three words.     Related articles Five Sentence Fiction – Awkward (andyswordsandpictures.wordpress.com) Writing Exercise: Action vs. Linking (novelnovice.com) Choose Action Verbs that Will Impact the Reader. (brieflywriting.com) 5 … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 035

Writing Prompt # 035

  What happened to her nose?  Write it from the perspective of someone that was involved         Related articles A QHHT Session with Susan: The Life of Hirsim, a man in Ancient Egypt and the Secret Knowledge of the Sphinx, the Library and the Five High Priests September 26, 2012 (007blueray.wordpress.com) Suzanne … Continue reading

Warnings to a Writer, Advice to a Writer, Gabriel García Márquez

  From lasesana.wordpress.com: Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Gabriel García Márquez (1927, Aracataca, Colombia), “one of the most significant writers of the 20th century,” pioneer of magic realism, creator of Macondo, Nobel Prize winner, needs little introduction. García Márquez has excelled as a journalist, novelist, and short story writer.  His stories transport the reader far from reality but root … Continue reading

Jorge Luis Borges On Writing Short Stories: El Zahir

  Jorge Luis Borges On Writing Short Stories: El Zahir from lasesana.wordpress.com   Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) is one of the best-known Latin American writers.  It is difficult to summarize Borges in a few sentences.  The best way to get to know Borges is to read his stories.  Many think he was a genius.  His short … Continue reading

16 Rules for Writing by Jorge Luis Borges

16 Rules for Writing by Jorge Luis Borges from lasesana.wordpress.com In one of their many collaborative endeavors, Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares planned to write a story with Silvina Ocampo set in France.  The story never came to be, but what does survive from those days is Borges’ ironic list of 16 pieces of advice of what an author should NEVER … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 034

Writing Prompt # 034

  The magic of surprises:  I love when a person I feel that I know does something that completely mystifies me.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen with that many people or too often.  Write about a time when somebody you thought you knew completely surprised you.  Now go back and write it from the other person’s … Continue reading

Writing Prompt # 033

Writing Prompt # 033

  Character development: Think about a character you have been working on.  Write their name and occupation (Jim Smith, zookeeper).  In four sentences describe your character through occupational stereotypes.  In the next four sentences, describe how this character is not like the stereotype.