The Prompt Thickens

My good friend over at The Ship of Dreams came over for a coffee afternoon and we took the opportunity to work on writing prompts. Since she wasn’t able to attend our first W.A.F.F.L.E. meeting, she took the opportunity to write her own short story starter, which you can read here:

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I continued my original story, still not knowing exactly where I’m going, and developing the story further.

You can read the first part here.

She sat as still as ever, clutching her knees to her chest.

“Deidre, if you would, please fetch a towel and…” Constance had a mind to call for the Governor, but she knew the circumstances were extremely suspicious. After all, the few cities that had survived and built upon the waters were few, but their lust for power didn’t lessen. Instead, it evolved. Instead of battling for land, they now fought over water rights and borders. It was possible this woman was a spy, but something in Constance’s heart said the woman could be trusted.

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Blog Spot! ‘For a Thousand Words’ & ‘The Ship of Dreams’

I’d like to share that two local author friends have launched their blogs; I was insistent that they should start them!

The first is a published author, Valerie Cotnoir, whose first book was a Historical Fiction novel set on Prince Edward Island in the 1900 and is a fantastic, young adult novel set in a rarely explored time period and location for the genre.

You can find her blog here:

The second is an aspiring author, Kara Cecil, who is an extreme history buff and is finally writing a novel in a time, setting, and event that she adores: in the 1910’s, from Belshire, to London, to New York, the Titanic. Her knowledge and passion for this period is amazing and shows in her story and writing. Be sure to follow her blog to learn more about the Titanic and living in the 1900’s, as well as how history can really influence a story.

You can find her blog here:
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They are both still in the process of getting everything set up, but their first posts are up and they are eager to share!

I love having writer friends of all backgrounds and projects. Collaboration is becoming more and more important to me as I continue to grow my circle of authors. Their feedback, encouragement, and accountability is ever inspiring and presses me towards excellence. The image below has been going around on authors’ Facebook pages, and it rings so true! I hope that, as writers and creative minds, we can learn to work together to create the best product possible, being open to wise criticism and game-changing ideas.
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