Link of the Week – Judging a Book by it’s Author

September 18, 2018

Should we judge the success or demise of well-written, perhaps even acclaimed, books by authors’ personal (and private) lives, beliefs, political slants, and/or morals?

I’m interested to know opinions on the matter.

http://www.thepassivevoice.com/should-we-stop-reading-into-authors-lives-and-get-back-to-their-books/


A Day to Reflect

September 11, 2018

 

Take time to remember the day that changed us forever.

Never Forget.


Hump Day Kick Start – Writing Prompt #37

September 5, 2018

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

 

Could go so many ways. Who is she and who is going to make her a criminal? Is she a cop who has buried deep undercover with a biker gang? A girlfriend who has been dumped again?  A mother whose little darlings have pushed her too far? A warrior’s protege who will go to any lengths necessary to protect her kingdom? A supermodel put on another diet?

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


Hump Day Kick Start – Over a Cup Edition

August 29, 2018

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

Ah, so cozy. Or is it?

Tell me about today’s prompt. Are they newlyweds, the morning after exchanging vows? Is he a sheik wooing his next unsuspecting conquest? Is he a French billionaire entranced by the ballerina on tour in his city? Had he spiked her espresso with poison? Are they both married to someone else and now planning how to get rid of their extra baggage?

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 #36

August 22, 2018

Writing prompts to kick-start your muse.

Uh-oh.

What could today’s prompt be about? Who are these people? Why is he gasping in pain? Why is she enjoying it? Is she a black widow snuffing out her 6th husband with a healthy dose of arsenic? A vampire turning her lover so that they can be together forever? Had she been a victim of abuse and now exacting revenge? Is she a spy gathering intelligence by any means necessary?

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 – Similes & Metaphors

August 21, 2018

Here is a quick, easy blog from Grammarly on the difference between a simile and a metaphor. There is even a quiz to help test you on your knowledge.

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/whats-the-difference-between-a-simile-and-a-metaphor/

 


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.