Category: writing prompts

Halfway There; or, What I’ve Learned from 182 Little Stories

In January I set myself the task of writing 365 100-word short stories. Today marks six months down — or, 182 days down. The halfway mark! Three cheers! Part of me has decided that I’m really, really dumb for attempting this. Part of me… Continue Reading “Halfway There; or, What I’ve Learned from 182 Little Stories”

New Year, New Mentors: Tana French

Welcome 2016!! New years are for new starts and I’m gonna kick of 2016 with a brand new batch o’mentors. First up, we have Tana French! Tana French is one of my very favorite authors. Based in Dublin, Ireland, French trained as a professional… Continue Reading “New Year, New Mentors: Tana French”

Bedtime Stories

As soon as I saw this call for submissions, I thought of how perfectly it fit with our conversation with Alameddine.  Wicked East Press is currently collecting submissions for not one, but three anthologies featuring bedtime stories.  Check it out.  The deadline is June… Continue Reading “Bedtime Stories”

Experiment

It’s very fitting that, in a month where we’re talking about an experimental author, I find a call for submissions from Blood Orange Review where the theme is Experiment.  The part I think is cool about the prompts is, “We have purposefully chosen themes… Continue Reading “Experiment”

Underwater Inspiration

Underwater New York wants you to write a piece in 500 words or less that is inspired by one of the items on their list. Here’s the call for submissions. The list is definitely an eclectic assortment of items and I’m sure you can… Continue Reading “Underwater Inspiration”

Short and Sweet

“Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.” – Blaise Pascal Or, translated, it means, “I made this letter long, because I did not have time to make it short.” A perfect… Continue Reading “Short and Sweet”

Let’s Get Visual!

Art and literature go together like sarcasm and teenagers, so this week, I bring you a call for submissions for the Make Believe Anthology. – Click on the link to see submission details and your inspirational artwork. My favorite part of the call for… Continue Reading “Let’s Get Visual!”

Dieselpunk

With George R. R. Martin, we talked a lot about world building and genre-blending. What better send off than Twit Publishing’s call for Dieselpunk submissions? “What is Dieselpunk? Dieselpunk is a re-imagining of the diesel-era (the post-World War I era to the early 1950s).… Continue Reading “Dieselpunk”

Character Twist

In honor of George R. R. Martin’s complicated characters, this week’s writing prompt is all about character twist. One of the my favorite characters that I love to hate is Jamie Lannister. He starts off as a total creeper and then you see a… Continue Reading “Character Twist”

Ready, Set, Leap

This week’s Saturday pages is all about figurative language and taking leaps. I’m also going to offer you different levels to try your hand at – depending on whether you a lighter writing exercise or if you’re game for some heavier lifting. The most… Continue Reading “Ready, Set, Leap”

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