Writing Prompt # 164

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W.P. # 164  (Trees.) It’s necessary to talk about trees…after Adrienne Rich (from What Kind of Times Are These)

adrienne-richAs things heat up in my country for our local government elections in September, I cannot help but think about this poem. How sometimes as writers we have to say things indirectly so that our messages will still be heard. Read. Check out the peom if you haven’t already and happy writing!

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And check you back in two weeks!

Writing Prompt # 163

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W.P. # 163   Write about strange currency. (The things we trade to get what we want.)

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Or how currencies and trading has changed over time. In your fictional world such things are also very important, depending on the time period you are writing about. Stretch yourself. Bonne chance!

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Update

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Thank you for keeping up with the prompts. I am grateful to those of you who have responded to them and linked your posts to my site, especially Piggie’s Place and Monicle. Thanks for sharing your work! And Teagan, thanks for the comments and the shout out!

Unfortunately, this will be the last month of prompts, so after today there will only be two more. Feel free to check out the Writing Prompts tab on the Homepage for ones you might have missed. Or discover more writing ideas by visiting my two blog communities. I am amazed and inspired by the dedication and the level of work from these talented people!

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Starting on July 1st, 2015 I will be taking a brief hiatus for the first two weeks of the month. At this point it is essential and hopefully I will return with many ideas. I would really like to continue my posts on writing, do something on screenwriting and maybe go a second round with my serial.

Until then, pace yourself and keep writing!

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Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 22

Dig into episode 22. If not for the what if, funny moments, then I dare you to try the beets!

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Early this year I had a very unpleasant head cold.  So I gave my characters, Felicity and Cornelis, nasty head colds too — and funny, sneezing chaos ensued.Abandoned Locomotive Santa Fe

Last weekend I barely found time to write Episode-21, and was a day late with it.  This weekend I had my every-other-Friday off.  But all that day I couldn’t manage to find enough energy to get myself to write (or much of anything else). I’m just really tired… So I related to these images of old rusted abandoned trains.

It occurs to me that this is neither inspiring nor energizing to the reader…

Anyway, I wondered what would happen if once again, I gave some characters my own issues. An exhausted Copper would simply take a nap. Felicity would probably get grumpy with Cornelis.  And he would likely pop off somewhere for alone time.  But what might Absinthe, the Green Fairy do?

So…

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Writing Prompt # 160

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W.P. # 160  Where do you live?

What effect does it have on you? (Now, how about your characters?)

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Writers – Get What It Takes For Success

A Treasure trove of information: Writers, what it takes for success!

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IMG_21473679414860Pay homage to your souls passion by showing up to make use of it. Face it, your desire for success and fame will never be realized if all you can manage to do 90% of the time, is daydream about what you are going to do. Hard work is favored with reward. Believe that you must show your dream some respect by putting in some time and attention to create your masterpiece and hone your talent. Strive to do your best and you will become your best.

Structure your schedule to include a time frame where you will work at your craft. Simply put, WRITE EVERY DAY!

If you are serious about giving the hours of creativity, then hang on tight, your soul is about to get a big dish of what it hungers for. At first you will feel a sense of satisfaction for your effort, but…

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Writing Prompt # 158

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W.P. # 158    Fad diet, fad fashion which one don’t you agree with?

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(Plus, since there’s nothing new under the sun, we must keep up with the changes that are happening around us. After all, our characters are human too, so what hang-ups do they possess?)

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Copper, the Alchemist, & the Woman in Trousers: Episode 21

The steam locomotive is up and running…hop aboard for Episode 21!

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Thanks for waiting 
Welcome back everyone.  I’m so glad you waited for the steam locomotive to the Victorian Era.

The “three things” for this chapter are from Donna Parker at Yadadarcyyada – Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure, a truly wonderful blog. In Donna’s posts she shares her thoughts on a variety of things.  In one post she’ll have me laughing so hard my stomach hurts, and with an another I’ll be climbing up onto the soapbox with her as she gives voice to her feelings.  So be sure to visit her blog and look around, read a few posts.  I think you’ll be glad you did.

The “things” Donna sent created a new twist for the story.  I really wasn’t expecting it — but you’ll have to read on to learn what that is!

Now the locomotive is back on track, so without further ado, I present Episode-21.

From last time…

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How to Tell Which Self-Publishing Company is Right For You

Which self-publishing path is right for you? Here’s a little help from A Writer’s Path that may prove handy if you’re considering this right now…

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The following is an update of a post I wrote for Joel Friedlander’s ever-helpful blog at TheBookDesigner.com.

On the path to self-publishing, your first decision will be whether to:

  • Engage a self-publishing service company (SPSC) to do everything from editing to distribution. Some SPSCs are BookLocker, Mill City Press, Outskirts Press, and Dog Ear Press.
  • Do it yourself (DIY) by hiring editors, designers, and other freelancers and uploading your finished, formatted cover and manuscript to POD providers such as CreateSpace and IngramSpark and ebook distributors such as KDP and Smashwords.

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