Hump Day Kick Start – Mermaid Sunning

August 15, 2018

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

Rare mermaid sighting!

Who are these mermaids? Are they waving goodbye to their pirate lovers? Beckoning ships closer so that they wreck upon the rocks and then steal the hapless sailors’ souls? Has Poseidon set a dangerous challenge for suitors who want to win the hand of one of his daughters? Is this a cut scene from the Little Mermaid?

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.


Link of the Week – Numbers to Words

August 14, 2018

I accidentally stumbled over this while looking up a particular rule on writing numbers. It’s a number-to-word calculator. If you aren’t entirely sure how to write a number out, this tool might come in handy.

http://www.a-calculator.com/words/


Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #35

August 8, 2018

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

 

I dunno. That might not be so bad.

Who is today’s prompt? Why is he lost? Does he have amnesia? Made terrible decisions throughout his life? Took a wrong turn in a strange new town? Had the woman he deeply loved left him in some heart-rending way?  What does he find on the island? A sobering experience which will help him find his way back home? The girl he once had a crush on? Every unmatched pair of socks? Gilligan?

Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I’d love to hear them.


Link of the Week – Publishing Words & Terms

August 7, 2018

Today’s site is all about job opportunities in the world of publishing.

Bookjobs.com serves

to provide a centralized place for job seekers to research available positions throughout the publishing industry, and to provide basic information about the book publishing industry as a wholecommonly used words and terms in the industry, department descriptions, companies, events, and other information.

But the page I’m linking to is a handy-dandy cheat sheet to terminology used in publishing. From editorial to production to sales and more, you’ll find it here.

http://www.bookjobs.com/commonly-used-terms


Hump Day Kick Start – Waterside Edition

August 1, 2018

Hump Day Kick Start – for your muse, a writing picture prompt, or just a visual treat.

 

Today’s prompt is a little soggy. Who is she and is she on the banks of a lake or the sea? I’d like to think she sitting in a coastal tidal pool. Is she lamenting because someone stole her voice? Or waiting for her pirate lover to return? Could she be a siren debating on whether she should stay on land with the man she loves or return to her home beneath the surface? What if she’s plotting to drag someone into the depths out of revenge? Perhaps she already has is regretting what she’s done and is grieving him. Or maybe she’s just bummed that Shark Week is over.

What’s your take? Tell me a tale or caption the pic. I’d love to hear from you.

 


Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #34

July 25, 2018

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

*boom* I give you today’s prompt.

Who is our guy? Bomb squad? Mercenary? Super Villan? Warrior? Was the loss of all those lives for the better good? Or will his deadly mistake haunt him for the rest of his life? What did he have in his hands? An ancient relic? A government document? A computer code that will save or destroy the future? A kitten?

Share your ideas and/or post your creations, even if it’s just a line or two. I’d love to hear them.


Link of the Week – Riptides

July 24, 2018

Every summer, we hear of drownings off our coasts due to rip currents. Here’s some useful information presented by The Art of Manliness on what to do if you get caught up in the strong waters.

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/08/19/how-to-escape-a-riptide/

 

My happy place.