Apprentice Wordsmith A Writer's Blog

Idea You Can Steal 16 -- A Place Outside of Time

My neighborhood has gotten close to a foot of snow this month. And more snow is in the forecast. So I’ll have good reason to stay indoors and work on my stories. Here’s an idea you can use the next time the weather keeps you inside.

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The Writer's Responsibility -- A Manifesto

I’ve tried to write this post for months. At times, I was too scared to write it. Other times, I was more scared of what would happen if I didn’t. I’m going to touch on topics that are often discussed when talking about media – be it books, movies, TV, video games, etc. But honestly, I don’t think I can add much to these discussions. These topics can also be interpreted as political issues. The last thing I want to do is spark a political flame war in the comments. Yet after much thought, I’ve decided that it’ll be best for everyone if I share where I stand on these things. If only so you’ll better understand where I’m coming from.

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Writing Prompts 13

New year, new writing goals, and a new batch of prompts to kickstart both. Enjoy!

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Friday Flash 10 -- Nocturne

Inspired by “One” by Adrian von Ziegler

Pierre sat at the piano in the ballroom. A full moon shone through the tall windows overlooking the gardens. The house was his now – the land, the debt. The very debt that drove his father to drink and his mother mad. Pierre could feel it weighing on him like a heavy chain around his neck.

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Idea You Can Steal 15 -- Justice for the Sheriff

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Here’s my gift to you.

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