Archive for January, 2014

Ideas From the Page

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

IF you are stuck for a writing idea grab the nearest book to you and play a little writing game. Open it at random and write down the words that start each line on that page. Now you have a list of words like this: go but to Peter be sweaty he ran belch of […]

The Cavern – Part 16

Monday, January 20th, 2014

My dreams were weird and chaotic, a hunger burned within me and shadows of memory stirred within but I could not catch. My dreams were not good, I stabbed my father with a chisel and buried all the small bodies who writhed and cried and called out to me. I was drenched in ice and […]

The Cavern – Part 15

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

The creatures fur was fully gone and in it’s stead a strange shiny scaliness. It was bigger and tougher looking. I didn’t have time to think as I dashed forward but my weapon just glanced off of the armour and I skittered wide, I turned back in time to see it closing in on the […]

Writing Challenge Generator

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Here is a wonderful free tool for writers – it is a writing challenge generator by Seventh Sanctum. Just follow the link and it takes you to a page where you can decide on what them you want for the challenge. You can then decide on how complex or long you want it. This sort […]

Writing Inspiration – For a Friend

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Sometime writing can seem souless and pointless and it is at this point that you need to have someone to write for. I have found writing for somebody to be a good way to break out of this trap – I even used to make little booklets with hand drawn characters for my little girl […]

Ice Flo

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

I am here, I AM here, can you not hear? Few do, explorers come and go, not realising that when they rest on the ice bed – they rest above my bones. I am old now but my face is locked in youth, pale skin, translucent, tinged with the cold that surrounds me. I am […]

Picture a Story – Hidden Garden

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

This is a picture of plants growing high up on a building – writers are welcome to use it as writing inspiration 🙂

Writing Inspiration – Challenges

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

I love writing challenges – it started with NaNoWriMo of National Novel Writing Month were you write 50, 000 words in a month. Nano has a huge community with a forum were help can always be found or an exercise to get you going, and local groups so you get to meet other local writers. […]

The Cavern – Part 14

Monday, January 13th, 2014

We came eventually to the Cavern proper, sobs escaped more than half of us as we shone light with acrid flame upon the devastation. Retching was more prevalent. We were all tired and I wanted to set up somewhere safe for us to rest that was not the damn bubble. I found the freezers and […]

The Cavern – Part 13

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

I cracked the seals again, this time I had a climbing knife in my hand, just in case, what I had seen going past our little bubble, did not fill me with confidence. I did not mentioned it to the others. We were all awake now and huddled in a sorry little group, we had […]