Each week we offer two writing prompts to help spark a little creativity in your writing. We know there are other places you go for inspiration as well. It could be people watching at Starbucks, clearing your mind on a run, or visiting another site for writers (but we know we are your favorite!).
Today we are shining a light on any writing prompt that has brought about inspiration in your writing. Drop a link in the comment section below for a piece you have written in response to any writing prompt you have participated in since starting your blog.
Maybe your piece will inspire our next writing piece.
We always ask you spend a little time visiting a few who have shared…Continue
What's your primary source for inspiration? I just listen to my mind and whatever forms in there most always ends up being written. Sometimes, I will hear something like a news story or anything else that can produce a story, but the characters are really the ones that are to be thanked. I rarely write anything personal to me, though I am sure I am in the plots somewhere lurking around. I laugh when people really assume any given story is about my life because almost nothing is based on any real events that I have experienced. I am far more boring in person than my characters are. I guess it is safe to say that I listen to the voices in my head.…
Our two writing prompts this week, "papa" and "enormity" can be taken in so many directions. With Father's Day this weekend, I am sure Marie Nicole was thinking of dads when she chose "papa," but how could I resist making it somehow about Papa Hemingway with the images for this week's prompts?
Interpret the prompts as you would like, but in the Weekly Spotlight this week, share a post that had some literary inspiration. It could be a quote included from a famous author, reference to a literary master, or even trying to write in the style of one.
We should have an interesting and eclectic mix of submissions this week. I can't wait to read!
Oh, and if you haven't…Continue
Thank you for the opportunity!
My name is Abby and I blog at Abby Has Issues, so if you want to know more about me, you can visit the "About" page on my blog (don't want to ramble here. Plus, you might not really care.)
Anyway, if you DO care, I have answered some of the more detailed questions below. If you like what you read, you can buy my NEW book, Abby Still Has Issues, on Amazon.com. Let's begin:
What's your primary source for inspiration?
I used to occasionally participate in prompts, but I’ve found that I’m more inspired by just normal things in everyday life (hence, I have issues.) My days are spent writing about things I have to write about for work, so when it comes to…Continue
One of the things I love most about the Studio is the infectious enthusiasm of the volunteer team. Someone throws out an idea to improve Studio30 Plus, and the group is clamoring to help make it happen. This new interview series is a great example.
Since this is the first interview in the series, let me explain how it works. The team sends the 5 questions (they will change each month) to a variety of members. If they choose to be "interviewed," the member will create a blog post here with the questions and answers. Once we see it pending in the queue, we will approve and promote! We are encouraging those who participate to take advantage of the opportunity by sharing up to three links to their website or social media accounts.
Now that you know how…Continue
If you know anything about me, anything at all, you are probably aware that my chirruns are/were homeschooled. They're pretty much grown now. But, our homeschooling technique was a bit different. The technical name for it is "unschooling." In layman's terms, it just means I didn't do a goddamned thing. I mean, I didn't lock them in dog cages and toss them table scraps or anything. I guess you could say I guided their learning through real-life interaction. Yeah. That sounds good.
I talk a big talk about how hard my kids rock, when in fact, I had very little to do with it. All I know is that they are smart. Ridiculously smart. My oldest son would be graduating this coming Friday with the rest of the "Class of 2013." Instead, he is in his second semester of college.
His girlfriend, however, will be walking across the stage this Friday at 8:00 in the morning to get her high school diploma. She is a beautiful girl. Stunningly beautiful. …Continue
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