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Writing Sprints Three – May Theme “What is Reality”

As promised, I bring you another writing sprint. Interview your favorite character in the story Ask them the following questions: 1. Does it take much to get you angry? Or – What would frost you enough to start a fight … Continue reading

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Writing Sprints Two – May Theme “What is Reality?”

In honor of Mother’s Day your second writing sprint prompt is – If your birth month falls during January through June your prompt is: Your protagonist’s mother If your birth month falls during July through December your prompt is: Your … Continue reading

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Writing Sprints One – May Theme “What is Reality”

As promised here is your first writing sprint prompt – If your name (username or rl name) begins with a letter A-L your prompt is: Hypnotic State If your name begins with a letter M-Z your prompt is: Vision Quest … Continue reading

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Local Color And Its Application

Growing up beneath Tennessee skies, surrounded by a multitude of waterways, I thought I knew the color blue well. Blue can be frothy, almost as white as the clouds on a bright April morning, or deep and temperamental, nearly black, … Continue reading

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Topic Post – Week Four, February

Hello Brigit’s Flame, Today I give you the final prompt in our February event – The Shortest Tales for the Shortest Month. “Ha!—would a madman have been so wise as this?” The line comes from Poe’s story The Tell-Tale Heart. … Continue reading

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The Drabble As A Writing Exercise

The prospect of writing short stories stumped me during my early years at the Flame. My burgeoning vision of BEING A WRITER did not include the concept of “short”. I wanted to write sweeping trilogies! Two thousand words for an … Continue reading

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Dialogue: Exercise 3 & 4

In the first set of exercises, I opened the floor for characterization and mood setting. If you recall, the author of our study guide explains that there are seven purposes of dialogue: Characterizes/reveals motive Sets the mood of the story … Continue reading

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