Apprentice Wordsmith A Writer's Blog

Idea You Can Steal 24 -- A Warrior's Oath

So my town is in the middle of a heat wave right now – close to 100 degrees (Farenheit) every day. So, I haven’t been able to enjoy the sun as much as I’d like to. Hope the weather where you are is much more pleasant. Rants aside, here’s your story idea for July.

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The Masks of the Dealer -- The Dealer as Mentor

{Spoiler warning for the 2015 video game Hand of Fate}

In The Writer’s Journey, Christopher Vogler explains that the Mentor archetype “is expressed in all those characters who teach and protect heroes and give them gifts.” These are the Gandalfs, Obi-Wan Kenobis, and fairy godmothers of fictional worlds. Yet the Dealer also performs these functions.

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Writing Prompts 19

I hope all of my American readers had a happy Fourth of July. Here’s some writing prompts to keep your summer groove rolling.

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The Sword in Lake Mitchell, Part 4

That evening, Kaelyn walked out to Lake Mitchell. The water rippled, calm and black. Phobos was already high in the sky, and Deimos was rising above the trees. Twilight was fading fast. She wasn’t usually out this late, but the sooner she did this, the better. She found her rowboat in its hiding place. She emptied out the tree branches and tossed in her bag with the light sword. Then she pushed the boat out of the undergrowth.

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Idea You Can Steal 23 -- Park Mystery

Happy First Day of Summer, fellow Northern Hemisphere dwellers. Here’s an idea to jumpstart your next writing session.

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