Apprentice Wordsmith A Writer's Blog

Friday Flash 16 -- Safe Room

Emma, Lance, and Riley stood around the desk, staring at a sheet of paper. A large symbol was drawn on it – a mass of thick, black, sharp tendrils forming a circular, labyrinthine knot. They couldn’t pull their eyes away from it. The knot led their minds into a deep, dark place. None of them knew how they knew or that the others came to the same realization. All they knew was that, whatever the symbol was, it was kin to the thing that stalked them.

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Idea You Can Steal 32 -- An Old Romance

My town finally got snow last week. It lasted a full two days before a freak warm spell melted it all. Here’s a story idea for the next time weather keeps you inside.

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Self-Improvement for Writers

January and self-improvement have gone hand-in-hand since – forever. Physical health goals are the ones everyone talks about: losing weight, exercising more, and kicking bad habits. Mental health, however, isn’t talked about as often. Taking care of your psyche is important for everybody, but it’s especially important for creatives like us.

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Writing Prompts 25

New year. New decade. I hope yours is off to a good start. Here are some new prompts to jumpstart your 2020 writing.

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Idea You Can Steal 31 -- A Cozy Life Shattered

There’s only a few days left of 2019. Here’s one final idea to boost your writing into the new year.

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