Christmas is just around the corner. If you still need to shop for the writers in your life, I have some gift suggestions for you. These suggestions, of course, also work for birthdays and other special occasions!
No. 1: Trashy Thoughts Journal
The Trashy Thoughts Journal by YetiandBooCreations
The trashy thoughts journal is homemade by a local to me couple, YetiAndBooCreations. I love this journal and had picked up mine at our local farmers market. Each one is completely unique and uses recycled paper of all varieties. My journal contains craft pages, pages from a Peter Cotton story, envelopes, scrap notebook paper, a blank greeting card, and a pouch made out of a The Republic of Tea package.
I simply love this journal. It is fun, unique, and just a treat. The only downside is this journal is so nice that I have a difficult time actually writing in it because whatever goes in it has to be perfect. Continue reading
Today I’m sharing a short story written by fellow writer Jon Brierley that sprung from a writing prompt I posted last week — writing prompt #9. Jon, who lives in the North of England, is voracious reader who mainly writes comic fantasy and parodies. He describes himself as mostly unpublished and very much unpaid, leading him to have a day job. Offers of drink are always acceptable. Dreadful puns are at no extra charge.
Jon’s current WIP is a series of interlinked fantasy stories featuring his character, Aiella, and her companion, Dartea, who also features in this short story.
Jon’s blog can be found at sloopjon1960.wordpress.com. Be sure to check it out since bits of his writing may appear there. Book reviews, Jon’s love of history, his writing experiences also make appearances.
So without further ado, here is “Mule.”
Some really great nuggets of advice here; in particular, I’m trying to realize tip 18 at the moment.
Hey everybody, polling has begun for this week’s prompted challenge on TipsyLit. Vote for me or any of the other writers, just take time to read the entries and support a fellow writer!
This is a very good writing prompt. Often times when I write, I find myself wondering how some of the characters, themes, or topics will be received, particularly by some of my family members. But with a prompt like this, you just go for it; you tackle those topics that will have some complaints because you have the free reign to do so. I highly recommend taking that leap and just going for it — I’m sure you will find it liberating. It might even give you the courage to take risks and tackle your stories the way you envision them without the fear of any backlash. Let’s face it as writers we will always face backlash, because we can’t win them all.