It took so long to leave because... He had texted her to meet him at six-thirty on platform two or he would leave without her and they would never see each other again. She had every intention of going, she loved him. She sat on a boulder on the promenade, forty feet away from the … Continue reading Writing Prompt #18
Write about a boy who saw things differently. In a world where the gift of deep thinking is treated as "overthinking". Overthinking insinuates thinking beyond what we ought to as if our imaginations have limitations. Deep thinkers are the people who make scientific discoveries, create the most useful and awe-inspiring inventions and write unforgettable literature … Continue reading Writing Prompt #13
Every author goes about writing their book in a different way. Some jump straight in and let their imagination roam free with the story. Other authors create in-depth, detailed characters and then allow the story to write itself around them. Whichever way you write, coming up with interesting, relatable and realistic characters is difficult, so … Continue reading 121 Questions to Ask Your Character when Writing a Book
I went to the valley where the sky is darkest, Briefly escaping the manmade miracle and the burdens it carries in its hands, To lie in the grass surrounded by black, To stare into the unknown and wait for natures fireworks to begin, To feel a purpose with every flash of light that shoots across … Continue reading Perseids
It was another rainy day in northern England, but Rose was excited, she had a job interview today and she was becoming desperate for the money. She was dressed elegantly in her favourite fitted black dress and elaborate vintage black heels as she approached the grand, historical entrance of the Georgian hotel. She pressed the … Continue reading Writing Prompt 12: Start a story with somebody opening a door.
The tagline of my blog is "expert ostriching", which I know is not very clear to people, but it is something that one of my best friends once said to me about our amazing ability to procrastinate over absolutely everything. Like ostriches, we bury our heads in the sand and instead of doing fifteen minutes … Continue reading Writers Procrastination
When I was six years old, my parents decided to move from Newcastle to Kirkby Lonsdale, meaning I had to change schools once again. I had already done that several times and as a result, always found it difficult to make friends. I ended up going to a school on the outskirts of Kirkby, called … Continue reading Writing Prompt 11: Write about long-distance friends who meet for the first time in 15 years.
She looks directly ahead, glazed and drowning eyes fixed on the green light. The night's air is cold and wet, she only wears a sundress, but her skin is hot and her pace is steady. The wind blows the rain so that it pelts upon her face, yet her focus on the light remains and … Continue reading Writing Prompt 9: Convey a mood as your character walks down the street. Don’t tell us how he or she feels.
I have stopped kidding myself now that it is a "30 Day Writing Challenge", so let's just call it "30 Writing Prompts Challenge". Four months in and I am on (day) eight. Laughable I know. Anyway! For this challenge, I went on my favourite songs of all time playlist and put it on shuffle, the … Continue reading 30 Writing Prompts Challenge – Prompt 8: Put your playlist on shuffle, write something using the first phrase of that song.
CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES COME ON! F-I-N-A-L-L-Y! This prompt was torture. I had too many ideas and not enough at the same time. My poor confused and muddled mind. After reading through this, I realised that as nice as the story was supposed to be, it could actually be interpreted in a really, really dark way... … Continue reading Day 7 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge