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 the three most powerful emotions. According to psychologist Paul Eckman, there were six basic human emotions: happiness, sadness, fear, disgust, anger, and surprise. To stop my (annoying) brain from over analysing the difference between emotions and feelings, I am playing by this rule. Out of these, I feel that I have experienced happiness, … Continue reading Writing Prompt #17
I want to . . . Lie under the stars with you and get lost in the night sky, Make music together, creating one song with our unique sounds, Read to you - experience the same story with our own imaginations, Walk up mountains hand in hand, whilst leaving individual footprints in the ground.
Describe the days of the week as if they were people Monday has good intent, but zero motivation, Tuesday is always anxious with disappointment and frustration, Wednesday "the hump day", just isn't as fun as it sounds, Thursday is just waiting for Friday to come around, Friday comes and brings the beers, it's going to … Continue reading Writing Prompt #14
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
Describe these colours as if they were people:Red, yellow, green, violet, blue and black.
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