Fiction, Writing, Writing Ideas


Screen Shot 2013-11-02 at 5.21.19 PMIt’s here! National Novel Writing Month. This year I’ve signed up as a participant, and I’m very excited. Originally I was going to meet with my writing club every Saturday during the month of November, but I got scheduled to work so I’m on my own. This really stinks because it’s the 3rd, and I haven’t written any words yet. The goal is 2000 a day. I’ve never attempted anything like this, but I think that it will force me to put fingers to keyboard and get this book written that I’ve thought about doing for almost three years. And thinking is about all I’ve done for it. I’m excited and nervous at the same time because it is so easy to just think about doing it. So much easier than actually sitting down and making myself do it. However, that time has come and gone. It’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty, shed my fears, and just do it. Wish me luck!

If you’re interested in signing up, here is the link: National Novel Writing Month

Good luck to you too if you take the challenge!

Story-Starter Sunday, Writing, Writing Ideas

Story-Starter Sunday

magic pen (series C)Sunday!!! I’m in the process of watching my Steelers playing the Jets, but there is a commercial on, so I’m getting ready to post Story-Starter Sunday. I love this day. It’s always fun to think up different ideas for you. I hope you have as much fun using the story starters as I have writing them.

Story Starter: No matter how hard she tried, she just couldn’t break through to him.

Happy writing!!!

Story-Starter Sunday, Writing, Writing Ideas

Story-Starter Sunday

WordsAs you all know, I love story-starter Sunday. I’m sitting at Barnes & Noble, and I just finished listening to my Steelers lose to the Vikings in London. It’s been a rough start for them this year. This is the first time since 1986 that they’ve started their season 0-4. They get better every game, and that’s all I can ask for. So I think my story-starter will be based on today’s events. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Story-Starter Sunday, it’s just a one-liner for you to begin a story. Of course, you can use it any way that you want, but it’s meant to be the first line of your story. Have fun!

Story Starter: He picked himself up from the ground, slowly and painfully, then looked his nemesis squarely in the eye.

Hope you enjoy this one! Happy writing!


Short Story, Story-Starter Sunday, Writing, Writing Ideas

Story-Starter Sunday

Sadly, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. Hopefully I’m back in full swing. I’ve been catching up with my other blogs and twitter. Now it’s time to catch up with this one. I try to think of interesting story-starters for those who desire a little inspiration. The idea is to use the line as the first sentence in your story or poem, but it’s really up to you to do whatever you really want with it. Here is your story-starter for this Sunday:

She looked out the window, saw the rain, and thought, “Thank god for cuddle weather.” 

Hope you have fun. Happy Writing!

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Short Story, Story-Starter Sunday, Writing, Writing Ideas

Story-Starter not on Sunday

Sorry for the delay for Story-Starter Sunday, folks. I’ve been sick and trying to catch up after spending two full days in bed. Without further delay, here is a another addition to Story-Starter … Sunday.

He looked at his camera to see the picture he had just taken moments ago but was shocked to see his own face in the picture smiling with his friends. 

Hope you enjoy this installment!

Happy writing!ink pen and parchment on wood

Wondrous Word Wednesday, Writing, Writing Ideas

WWW: Wondrous Word Wednesday

Today’s word….(drum roll)….

exacerbate: verb – to increase in severity or violence; to make worse

Sentence: Janet was already mad at Amanda, but the rumor Janet spread about Haley’s boyfriend just exacerbated the already tense situation.

Have fun using this word!

Happy “wordsmithing!”

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Story-Starter Sunday

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I don’t know about where you live, but it’s snowing here. A lot. It’s absolutely beautiful (and slightly annoying as I really want to see some green instead of white). The snow is the inspiration for today’s Story-Starter Sunday. Again,  we are stuck inside with the weather, so it makes it a great day for writing. Here’s your Story Starter.

The snow gently hit her face leaving tiny ice crystals that looked like tear drops on her cheeks. 

Have fun with this one.

Happy Writing!