WRITER’S WORKSHOP III, May, 2020: Story Structure, Difficult Choices, and Birds

The assignment for my creative writing class was a fun one: Write a story under 300 words that includes all the parts of ABDCE structure (more on that in the challenge), give your protagonist a strong desire, have your protagonist learn that he or she only has 24 hours to live, and give your character … Continue reading WRITER’S WORKSHOP III, May, 2020: Story Structure, Difficult Choices, and Birds

UPDATE: WRITER’S WORKSHOP II, April, 2020: Sally Packed Devilled Eggs, The “Deep-Holes” of Alice Munro

UPDATE: What have I packed? Spring, complete with coronavirus-driven sequestration, like everyone else. My spring also involves hundreds of newly started seeds for a garden and a young flock of chickens, the first three of which--beautiful Cuckoo Marans who lay dark chocolate-colored eggs--will arrive this week. I can't wait; more on that next week. For … Continue reading UPDATE: WRITER’S WORKSHOP II, April, 2020: Sally Packed Devilled Eggs, The “Deep-Holes” of Alice Munro

Brave and Reckless ‘I am more than breath and bone’ Creativity Prompt Challenge

One of my favorite Brave and Reckless writing challenges from 2017 was the phrase ‘I am more than breath and bone’.  This worthy prompt will serve as my April Creativity Challenge and I look forward to seeing what new pieces of writing or art it might inspire. The Rules Write or create an original piece … Continue reading Brave and Reckless ‘I am more than breath and bone’ Creativity Prompt Challenge

Brave and Reckless Quickfire Creativity Prompt Challenge: ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’

The song that has been playing in my head since the Corona Virus started hitting close to home is REM’s It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine).  I have given up on trying to get it out of my head (pointless, apparently) and have decided to instead embrace … Continue reading Brave and Reckless Quickfire Creativity Prompt Challenge: ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’

WRITER’S WORKSHOP I, Week 1, The Fastball

Something to think about:My stepfather, a custom home builder, taught me the basics of carpentry: “measure twice, cut once.” Sounds simple enough, but it takes discipline and an investment in time to slow down and repeat the measurement, and the power saw can be unforgiving. Many are the boards wasted by a few mismarked millimeters. … Continue reading WRITER’S WORKSHOP I, Week 1, The Fastball

‘MOON ATE THE DARK’ CREATIVITY PROMPT CHALLENGE

I have started to post the fabulous responses to the Moon Ate the Dark Creativity Prompt Challenge on Brave and Reckless.  I hope you have been enjoying them as much as I have.  I strongly encourage all my followers- newbies and experienced- to submit as well. The Rules Write or create an original piece that embraces … Continue reading ‘MOON ATE THE DARK’ CREATIVITY PROMPT CHALLENGE

Brave and Reckless ‘Moon Ate The Dark’ Creativity Prompt Challenge

One of my favorite writing challenges I hosted on Brave and Reckless since I launched the blog was the Moon Ate the Dark Challenge back in 2017.  I still love the prompt and would love to see what new pieces of writing or art it might inspire. The Rules Write or create an original piece that embraces … Continue reading Brave and Reckless ‘Moon Ate The Dark’ Creativity Prompt Challenge