October 28, 2021– I usually write a whole whack of blog posts all at once, but for some reason, today, I had no idea what I wanted to write about. Sometimes we struggle as authors to find inspiration, but we have to keep looking. Finally, I found a photo that inspired me for today’s challenge!
Instructions: Using the photo above, write an 850-word children’s book. Remember to have a beginning, middle, and end as well as rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Start where the action is!
My take on this is that the little girl opens the door to the playhouse and is transported to a magical world. Maybe there are toys inside, and they come to life to and help her on an adventure, or perhaps there’s some mission she has to accept to save the other toys from a bully; wherever your imagination takes you, follow it! Have fun with this exercise, and remember to make everything larger than life!
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October 27, 2021– Is there such thing as a perfect day? Or does perfection not exist? I think that many days in my life have been perfect so far and that there’s a common theme that makes them this way; I get to spend the day doing what I want with who I want. It’s as simple as that for me!
Sleeping in, writing, great coffee, cuddling the cats, hiking with Mike and Luna, exploring new places, watching old movies, reading, and playing board games, are some things that my perfect day includes. What are yours?
For today’s writing challenge, I want you to write a 1000-word short story about your perfect day or your idea of an ideal day and what that consists of. I like this challenge because it’s so personal and lets us see how much we have to be thankful for and that it’s the little things that matter. Notice how none of the items on my list cost money? They say the best things in life are free-I agree.
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October 26, 2021– Today, we have a super fun challenge for you! We’ve done new writing prompt challenges for almost an entire month, and we sure hope you’ve enjoyed them. Some have been more difficult than others; nonetheless, I hope you come away with something after this month’s theme is complete. Today’s photo may be seen as simple, but I think this will be a challenge for lots of folks.
Here are the instructions for today:
Write a 1500 word short story in the third person narrative in the fantasy genre.
Third-person narrative: The Merriam Webster dictionary defines third–person narrative as ” a writing style that uses a set of words or forms (such as pronouns or verb forms) that refer to people or things that the speaker or writer is not addressing directly. He, she, it, they tell the story from that perspective or point of view.
Fantasy genre: Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real-world myth and folklore.
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Happy writing! X LLB
October 22, 2021– Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? We have! We can’t wait to facetime with the kids and see their costumes too. Halloween is my most favourite day of the year, and I think it’s because it’s the chance to play with outrageous makeup, dress up, and take on an entirely new persona.
There’s a quote that says, “Give a man a mask, and he becomes his true self.” I think the Joker said that, but the original (similar) quote was by Oscar Wilde. What does hiding behind a mask do for our true selves? I’m not talking about pandemic masks; I’m talking about the masks that we show the world on a daily basis. Do people ever know who we really are? Or are we only showing them who we want them to think we are? Why do we do this? Perhaps it’s a protective response-we don’t want to give too much of ourselves away, or maybe it’s because we don’t know who we are to begin with? Everyone has their own answer.
A couple of years ago, I was fortunate enough to be in New York City for work, and I decided to see a play. I chose Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre and excitedly took my seat before the show started. I had a few minutes to absorb the magnificent surroundings and take it all in. It was absolutely stunning! Then internal dialogue took over as I stared at the mask on the playbill; hidden identity, obsession, torture, longing, and injustice were all words that came to mind. For today’s challenge, I’m asking you to do the same.
Look at the photo prompt above and write down all of the words that come to mind, be careful not to edit your stream of thought; get the words on the page. After that, write a short story or poem using all of the words. It can be as long or as short as you’d like.
Happy writing, and as usual, if you’d like to submit your work for consideration, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 15, 2021- We’re officially halfway through October! We hope that you’ve enjoyed the writing prompts so far and that you’re growing your art as a result.
I love red lipstick. I think it looks elegant, beautiful, and mysterious; it definitely says something about the person wearing it. It’s fierce, feminine energy that is not to be underestimated. Today’s photo challenge spoke to me; danger, deception, and possibly a femme fatale? I think so. For today’s challenge, I’d like you to write a 1500 word short story using the photo above about a private investigator gone rogue who meets their match with a lethal enchantress. Happy writing! X LLB