Teaser Tuesday: Revival

Teaser Tuesday post for 21 March 2017
from Revival by Stephen King

But writing is a wonderful and terrible thing. It opens deep wells of memory that were previously capped.

Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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Teaser Tuesday: Creating Characters Kids Will Love (again)

Teaser Tuesday post for 8 December 2015
from Creating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin

Creating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin
You may know what the problem is before you begin, or you may brainstorm a story problem.  Then make it difficult for your character to resolve that problem.
—————————————————————————————– Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser Tuesday: Creating Characters Kids Will Love

Teaser Tuesday post for 1 December 2015
from Creating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin

Creating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin
From the jumble of believable emotions, let a pattern emerge that shows a character's progress from the beginning of your story through to the end.  If you use specific details to show these emotions in your characters, readers will take the boys and girls of your imagination into their hearts and will care deeply about what happens to them.
—————————————————————————————– Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser Tuesday: Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success (again)

Teaser Tuesday post for 24 November 2015
from Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success by Kelly James-Enger

Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success by Kelly James-Enger
Say something like, "Well, it never hurts to ask, and I'm really looking forward to working with you on this piece.  Maybe in the future we can revisit what I'm paid."
—————————————————————————————– Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Teaser Tuesday: Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success

Teaser Tuesday post for 17 November 2015
from Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success by Kelly James-Enger

Writer for Hire: 101 Secrets to Freelance Success by Kelly James-Enger
A second career can actually feed and support your writing one.  You have an entirely different work experience to draw from, and that work may lead to additional writing topics and assignments.
—————————————————————————————– Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Poem: Two out of three ain’t bad?

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2014 April PAD Challenge: Day 21, 21 Apr 2014, topic:  back to basic

(form: cinquain)

Two out of three ain’t bad?

I try,
and fail, daily,
to get back to basics.
Reading? Math? Yes, but often fail
to write.

(original)

I try,
and fail, daily,
to get back to basics.
Always get to read. Often fail
to write

**I liked the flow of my original better, but I really liked the title.  Yes, I’m a Meat Loaf fan.  Also, it fit the fact that math is part of everyday life, as well as reading, but I frequently find myself not having written anything…nothing creative, anyway.  So Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic…the basics, the building blocks of education.  I get two out of the three, but wasn’t sure if it was obvious enough in the original poem what the basics were, so I made it more explicit in the revised version I submitted to the Poetic Asides PAD.  If you’re so inclined, drop me a note about which version you prefer and why.  Thanks.

Poem: Sheet After Sheet

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4, 4 Nov 2013.
Topic: (blank) sheet

(form: shadorma)

Sheet After Sheet

composing
my thoughts on pages
before me
I write then
read, crumple and toss away
uninspired sheet

Poems: A Writing Place & Here, there, and nowhere

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 3, 3 Nov 2013.
Topic: “the last time I was here”

(form: cinquain)A Writing Place

the last
time I was here
I was in much the same
position and racking my brain
to write

(form: lune)Here, there, and nowhere

the last time I was
here I was
also there, yet not

Flashy Fiction: Show It some love

Flashy Fiction widget thumbnailI’ve been involved with a cool little writing site for about nine months now.  I’ve posted stories to it for longer, but became the Tuesday prompt provider back in September 2012.  Flashy Fiction is a blog site that aims to provide daily writing prompts for flash fiction.  A different prompt provider makes the initial post each day and people post their flash fiction stories as comments.  As with most sites, there are times when there is more interest and interaction from visitors, and times when there is much less.  Just as the visits and responses drop off, sometimes the interest of the prompt providers wanes a bit or they are unable to make prompts for one reason or another.  Recently, we created a little “widget”, for lack of a better term, that bloggers and website owners can place on their websites that will link back to the Flashy Fiction site to help spread the word and support it.  Hopefully, aside from just generating more traffic to the site, we’ll also see an uptick in stories written and posted in response to the daily prompts.

 

If you’re a blog or website owner, we’d appreciate your support in adding our widget.  The instructions for adding it to WordPress, Blogger, and websites can be found by clicking on the picture of the widget in the upper right of this post.  If you use a different blogging site and add the widget, please let us know which instructions you used or if you had to do something different to add it so that I can add it to the list of instructions.  Thanks.

 

If you’re a writer or have never written anything outside of a classroom, check the site out and give Flash Fiction a shot.  We’d love to see your contributions.

Poem: Finished, Yet Not

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 30, 30 Apr 2013, topic:  finished poem and/or never finished poem

 

(form: Fibonacci)

Finished, Yet Not

When
one
puts words
to page, the
flow may be a wee
trickle or a mighty gusher.
It may take minutes or days, or longer still, before
the author is happy enough
to share the work, while
knowing it’s
never
quite
done.