Daily Writing With A Weekly Prompt #4...

Gee, doesn't time fly?

Did you write every day this week?

How many words?

Whatever you achieved - don't beat yourself up!

This weeks prompt involves the sense of HEARING or SOUND.

Write 200 words or more using the sense of hearing.

If you are stuck for a starting point -

Here are a few starting prompters:

There's no better way...

I hate Monday's because...

Do you believe...

One day on a...

AND, just one other helper to get you thinking about sounds and hearing - What are some of the sounds we hear? What types of sounds do we hear everyday? Do you hear cats purring? Is it possible to hear buildings? What sounds do people make when communicating apart from speaking? What are some sounds you hear from electrical equipment? What does a shopping mall or train station sound like? Clearly, imagine all the sounds that are taking place then write about them.

Daily Writing With A Weekly Prompt #3...

How'd you go with week two?

Did you write every day, or at least one day this week?

Did you reach more than 200 words?

Whatever you achieved - reward yourself for your efforts!

This weeks prompt involves another of the senses. The sense of TOUCH.

Write 200 words or more using the sense of touch.

If you are stuck for a starting point -
Here are a few starting prompters:

It was all...

It happened on...

I was only...

Someday I'll have...

Daily Writing With A Weekly Prompt #2...

How'd you go with your first weeks efforts?

Did you write every day or at least one day this week?

Did you write more than 200 words this week?

Whatever you achieved  -  be proud of your efforts!

This weeks prompt involves one of the senses. Some writers believe there are five senses in writing, others believe there are eight - either way today's prompt will concentrate on the sense of smell.

Write at least 200 words using the sense of SMELL to describe the environment of your story. There is no word limit so feel free to keep writing after you hit the 200 mark!

Daily Writing with a weekly prompt...

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Daily Writing with a weekly prompt...


Here, we like fishing.

Well... no, some of us like fishing, the majority like writing and that’s why we frequent this blog.


One day at band camp, just kidding it was actually at my local writing group. A new member said he’d like to be able to get back into writing. Many of us put writing aside as a time-consuming thing that we’ll do one day. The trouble is we never get around-to-it ~ YOU have now officially received a round Tuit and because you now have one of your very own you can commit a bit of time to writing–

NO MORE EXCUSES!


Ahem! WE are about to do something about writing... Notice that sentence said, WE, not me or you, YES, WE, that means you and me together.


Now, you may think that a round tuit won’t help much and that’s okay my economics background or maybe it was Google tells me that, a round Tuit is a unit of potential work. Yeah, it didn’t help me very much at the time when I first got a-round-Tuit either.

Instead, we will have a weekly writing Prompt and a promise that each of us will commit at least one day per week but preferably five days per week to writing (because we still need to have some head space).

To start off the first Prompt is a nice easy one.


Begin a short story (more than 100 words and not more than 999) with,


I remember...’

It can be fiction, non-fiction, horror, romance, fantasy (you decide)...


Post it back here or keep it a secret forever, burn it, trash it, get the fish to eat it, post it on your own blog or get it published. The choice is yours.


BUT, more importantly, set aside ten minutes (10 whole minutes) every day for the next month to write (you can write about anything ~ surely you can commit to 50 minutes per week?)


Do you realise if you wrote just 100 words per day for five days a week for 50 weeks (that gives you two weeks break) you would have enough words to have written 25,000 words and that’s a Novella. That could be a publishable story!


So get to it! I've had a go at it here. In case you’ve forgotten the Prompt start by writing,


I remember...'


Daily Writing With A Weekly Prompt #1...

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Daily Writing with a weekly prompt starts now...

Begin a short story (more than 100 words and not more than 999) with,

I remember...’

It can be fiction, non-fiction, horror, romance, fantasy (you decide)...

Send it here, link it to your blog or keep it a secret forever, burn it, trash it, get the fish to eat it, post it via email or get it published. The choice is yours.

BUT, more importantly, set aside ten minutes (10 whole minutes) every day for the next month to write (you can write about anything ~ surely you can commit to 50 minutes per week?)

So get to it! Go to your appointments diary and log in ten minutes for five days right now!

Writing Prompt ~ I Remember...'

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Writing Prompt - I remember

I remember the days at the old school yard. Actually, I remember that song whenever those words are spoken by anyone.

In fact on a day to day basis I remember a lot of things which somehow link to songs or verses or phrases. Like, if I think about that song it leads to thinking about kids I met at school then teachers and what I did and how I got into trouble and how I used to annoy the teachers and before long there's a whole series of memories good, bad, sad, happy, indifferent.

Then I might head off to Facebook or Twitter to see if I can find some of those kids. Course their not kids anymore. They're all grown up. And that makes me think about that old question you used to get asked a lot as a kid.

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

I never wanted to be anything but I wanted to do lots of things, and I guess that's pretty much what I've done. I've worked in a lot of different jobs. I haven't travelled much but I've met a lot of interesting people and had heaps of fun.

My motto for work was always when it gets boring or stops being fun it's time to leave. A bit like that gamblers anonymous advertisement, when if it stops being fun, except they say (they is society) that you shouldn't leave a good job for that reason - never stopped me.



Well, there goes my first writing prompt.

How'd you go with yours?

Remember you can link this blog to your blog...
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Do you struggle with Voice like I do?

Apparently, voice, is something to do with the way our writing comes across to others, how it sounds. I have no idea how I sound to others and this is frustrating. I’ve tried asking people to let me know but they say nice, polite things like you sound funny, which I guess is part how I sound but it doesn’t help me find my voice and understand what voice is...

Do you have trouble with finding your voice?

Do you understand what is meant by voice?

Sometimes I wonder whether I really understand the concept of voice at all.  I have read about it and I’ve tried to read others to seek out their voice, but I just can’t seem to make sense of what it is? I know when I like someones words and when I don't, and I know this is caused by the way they write, their voice.

I guess I need to read some more.

Do you have a simple way of explaining voice because if you do I’d like you to post a reply and let me know what you think it is.

Here’s something I found that may help anyone who has as much trouble with the concept of, voice, as I do...

"The good writer develops his own voice, her own voice. You just can't do that if you don't listen to yourself. And the best way to listen to yourself is to read to yourself -- out loud.

Listen for the cadence -- or the discordance. Listen for the beat -- and the offbeat. Listen for the rhyme and the reason.

Sometimes, you'll hear the jarring word, the awkward phrase -- the word that looked just fine but sounded junky, the phrase that typed nice but sounded clunky. So, talk."
~ Michael Gartner ~