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Wednesdays Visual Writing Prompt

A bit of magic for this morning. Thanks, Michelle.

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Wednesdays Visual Writing Prompt


Use this prompt to think outside the box, to go somewhere with your writing that you had never dare go before. See what kind of magic you can work with that brilliant mind of yours. You are a storyteller so this will be a breeze.

Maybe you could use this prompt to add a scene to the current book you are writing. Maybe you could start a short story that you can give away for free to subscribers of your blog. A picture like this can spark ideas you may never have considered.

The Rules

There aren’t really many rules, just enough to get your blog some attention and get new people interested in your writing or the current book you have to offer.

  • Write in any genre you like – poetry too
  • Tag this post in your post (share this post…

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Do You Read Like a Writer?

Books with title Reading like a WriterI’ve asked the members of the writing class I teach to bring in a book they are reading if they don’t have a WIP. In our practice for more dynamic settings, I will ask them to read their book as a writer, to analyze the setting in each chapter, and then to re-write it in one of the many ways we’ve studied.

What are you reading now?

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CWC TVW Bios Exercise

Last month I joined California Writers Club, Tri-Valley Branch’s Social Media group. The first assignment I had was to write bios in various lengths:

2-line bio (140 characters)
Short bio (50 words)
Medium Bio (100 words)
Long bio (400 to 600 words)
A bio to give for a speaker introduction (250 to 300 words)
The latter included five fun facts about me that wouldn’t be common knowledge.

A few of my fun facts are:
I like to drive golf carts but I don’t play golf.
I want to own an art gallery, but I don’t want to sell the art.
My favorite dessert is homemade Biscotti with a cup of hot Jasmine Green Tea.
I had two art showings in a local cafe. One was with photographs I had taken and the other was with my black and white abstract paintings.

The bio exercise is fun but it takes a while. The critiques from other group members helped to polish all of the bios so they are ready when needed.


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