For our W.A.F.F.L.E. group writing prompt today, we used this pictured that I found on Pinterest:
We had 20 minutes to write and 5 minutes to wrap up, and here is my short story, unedited:Read More »
We had W.A.F.F.L.E. again last night and another writing prompt! This one did not flow as easily for me as the last – and my PC pooped half-way through so I lost some of it – but it was still a good exercise. I tried to focus on developing the characters and giving the reader a sense of who they are, rather than world building for this one.
Image by Anndr
“Run faster! We’re almost there!” Delia shouted as she bounded up the grassy hill, carefully avoiding the wildflowers that littered the path. Behind her lumbered her younger brother, struggling to keep up. Although Jared was tall for his age, he was hardly athletic. Delia’s insistence that he join her on the adventure was what got him out of the house.
The hill was on Delia climbed often, watching the ships come and go, imagining this day. She didn’t want to experience this moment alone.
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.
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.
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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