Apprentice Wordsmith A Writer's Blog

Idea You Can Steal 21 -- Keeping the Case Cold

May has been an interesting and busy month for me, so no pithy intro I’m afraid. But I do have a story idea you can steal.

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Three Ways to Start Your Story

This post was totally not thrown together at the last minute. Because I’m on top of all the things.

Yeah, yeah. Keep telling yourself that, Joyce.

Ignore that voice in the corner. This month, I’m going to talk about story openings – the three main types and my thoughts on each.

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Writing Prompts 17

Ordinarily, I’d comment on how the weather is starting to warm up, but there’s been a heatwave this week. Maybe summer snuck in early? Regardless, a new batch of writing prompts are coming to you right on schedule.

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The Sword of Lake Mitchell, Part 2

It was the last day of Mina. Soon, it’d be midsummer, when all of Mars would throw spontaneous parties. A trip into Ville was an all-day affair for Kaelyn, so she had to make it worthwhile. That meant going to market. It was one of the most profitable times of the year for merchants, but the line of people waiting to enter the market wasn’t any longer than normal. This definitely was shaping up to be a bad year.

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Idea You Can Steal 20 -- A Chessmaster's Legacy

Happy Easter, everyone! Here’s a springtime treat for you.

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