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Idea You Can Steal 43 -- The Wizard-King's Defense

Just a friendly reminder to do your mental health a favor and turn off the news for a few hours. If you don’t have other projects to occupy your time away from the outside world, here’s a story idea you can chew on.

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The Virtues of a Functional Story

The reason a lot of beginning writers start learning how to write creatively is they have one amazing idea for a story. They imagine the twists and turns the plot will take the reader down, the surprise ending they never saw coming, with totally unique characters and setting. They’re sure that it’ll be the next bestseller.

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Writing Prompts 33

It’s finally starting to cool down in my part of the world, meaning fall is on its way. Here’s a new batch of prompts you can use to write through the changing seasons.

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Friday Fiction -- On the Red Line, Part 2

“Arrived at Crystal Towers. Next stop: Dalton Avenue.”

The announcement stirred David and Sakari awake, just in time to see two women board the train. They looked like sisters. Both had golden blonde hair and sapphire blue eyes. One had braided her hair while the other wore a hair clip that held hers up in a bun. The boys were surprised to see them, and they were equally surprised to see the boys.

The woman wearing the hair clip looked up and down the car, confirming that there was no one else onboard the train. “Well, this is awkward,” she whispered to herself.

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Idea You Can Steal 42 -- The Healing Ritual

So I’ve had an interesting week. My mom’s old injury decided to flare up, requiring a visit to the emergency room. That led to me helping my sister move into her college dorm, which wasn’t part of our original plan. Thus why this post is late.

But enough about me. Here’s your Idea to Steal for August.

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