Writing Prompt

June Writing Prompt

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Good news I have internet again! So these should go back to being nice and regular again.

So pictures:
Cheshire Cat in Tea
I couldn’t resist…

The mansion
This is the Witley Park Estate – there is a really cool underwater dome on this property.

A line:
“Yes, but nothing beats vinegar for getting the ‘dead body’ smell out of the carpets.”

And a ‘challenge’:
Include in your piece a detailed description of a meal.
Bonus points if the meal is relevant to the plot line.
More bonus points if it isn’t.
Possibilities of baked goods if it appears not to be then turns out to be relevant to the plot.
(Yes it is nearing my dinner time, why?)

As always aim for at least 500 words for a decent attempt!
And try to use all of them for an added challenge!
But most importantly have fun!

Lady Talia, who managed with some difficulty not to get lost on the internet on her way to bring you this 🙂

May Writing Prompt

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Firstly apologies for not doing one of these last month, as some of you are aware I moved into a new flat and we *still* do not have internet. Which is also why this is a day early because I have internet for the moment (cafe internet is awesome).

On to the prompt. So we have some awesome photos for the prompt today courtesy of Tammie from her trip to Hobbiton!
Green Dragon Fireplace
Inside the Green Dragon

Green Dragon View
The view from the Green Dragon

A line: “Test out the strange glowing liquid!”

A song lyric: “I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one; I hope some day you’ll join us; And the world will be as one” (Imagine by John Lennon)

As always aim for 500+ words for a decent attempt!
Try to use all of them for an added challenge!
But most importantly have fun!

Lady Talia
(who hopes to have internet back up in time for the next month’s prompt!)

March Writing Prompt

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Firstly a huge apology, this was supposed to be done on Monday but I forgot (Sorting out moving into a new flat can push a lot of things to the side)

As a second apology have two pictures and four other options (so double the usual three options) 🙂

Alatna River Valley, Gates of the Arctic
Alatna River Valley, Gates of the Arctic

Zion National Park, Utah
Zion National Park, Utah

A Proverb:
“Rules are made to be broken”

A line:
Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, life throws you a shovel and tells you to keep digging.

A word list:
Bizarre
Party
Clean
Cover
Fire
Hole
Jack
Tall
Started
Sneak

And a world building task:
What variety of creatures do your people keep as pets?
Are they the same as our versions? Are they different? If different – what are the impacts of them being different in that way?

As always feel free to use as many of these (or as few of these) as you wish. You should try to aim for at least 500 words for a decent attempt.
Extra challenge: try using all of them!

Lady Talia

February Writing Prompt

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This Month’s Writing prompt is partly thanks to Tammie. Namely the picture:

Cherry Tree and Lava

As a bit of a change up use the first result of this generator somewhere in your writing:
http://chaoticshiny.com/drinkgen.php

Finally a line:
“If those two ever meet they’ll either learn a lot from each other, or kill each other. Want to try it? I’m taking bets.”

As always feel free to use as many of these (or as few of these) as you wish. You should try to aim for at least 500 words for a decent attempt.
Extra challenge: try using all of them!

Have Fun!

Lady Talia

January Writing Prompt

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I don’t know how many people will actually have time to do this but I thought I might put it up anyway. Please note the effort I have taken not to make this Christmas themed. You can thank me later 🙂

I couldn’t decide which of these pictures to use… So you can use both. Or Either. Or neither.

Living God, Siberia

Siberia Valley

And because I know some of you will be missing them, here’s a word list:

  1. Obsess
  2. Ride
  3. Wave
  4. Cold
  5. Elusive
  6. Follow
  7. Bare
  8. Without
  9. Simple
  10. Corner

Finally a line:

“You again?” he exclaimed in frustration. “How many times have I tried to summon the Devil and instead YOU show up?”

As always feel free to use as many of these (or as few of these) as you wish. You should try to aim for at least 500 words for a decent attempt.

I would love to read someone trying all of them 😀

Good luck! and Have Fun!

Lady Talia

P.S. Merry Christmas! (couldn’t help it)

P.P.S. No meeting minutes this month – we didn’t really discuss anything it was more of a social event 😀

December Writing Prompt

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I’ll get the (very small) Minutes up after this weekend but here is the Writing prompt

(Moon Mountain, Yangshuo, Guangxi, China)

World Building exercise:

Create a cultural quirk for one of your races. Do they always say a particular line before they eat? Do they scream at the top of their lungs before breakfast? What inexplicable thing does your culture do?

Bonus task: How did it start? Was it a bizarre habit of a past Ruler who made everyone do it so he wouldn’t feel so strange? Is it a shortened form of something else?

Line:

“You villain! What dastardly deeds are you planning? What horribly maleficent plots are young hatching within your insidious mind? Tell me, damn you!”
“Well…at the moment I’m making some tea.”

OR

“There is no way that should have worked”

As usual use as many or as few of these as you wish. Aim to get about 500 words for a decent attempt. If you want an extra hard bonus challenge, try to use all of them!

November Writing Prompt

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I have finally done it. We have a picture prompt!

Kizhi Church Russia

See!

World Building exercise:

Create an animal. This can be based on an Earth animal, or not. Think about how it fits into the ecosystem, what does it eat? what eats it? What did it evolve from? (Or what will it evolve into?)

Line:

“Crime must be concealed by crime” – American Proverb mid 20th century

Or

“Learn to cook, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.”

As usual use as many or as few of these as you wish. Aim to get about 500 words for a decent attempt. If you want an extra hard bonus challenge, try to use all of them!

New 3 a.m. challenge

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The Unstable Self

Write a story that alternated between the I and the he/she (or narrator name), making sure you don’t confuse the reader with the switches. You might also consider other ways of indicating instability – voices (in italics), commands, or out-of-body perpectives. Perhaps a situation where a person is under such stress they cannot think straight?

Check out other 3 a.m. challenges at the 3 a.m. Epiphany Project over on Blogspot.

3 a.m. Epiphany – New Challenge

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Check out our affiliate 3 a.m. Epiphany for a new writing challenge!

October Writing Prompt

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So I got a book of proverbs… so we have three options for a writing prompt this month

1. A proverb:

What is written with a pen cannot be cut out with an axe.

2. A line:

You’re just in time for a little mayhem.”

3. World building exercise:

Come up with a new holiday. Explain why and how it should be celebrated.

 

If you want an extra hard challenge try to incorporate all three!

As always try to write approximately 500 words on whichever you choose, and Have Fun!