Weekends at play

Cover art from MabelAmber. Creators all over the internet are taking advantage of this quarantine to create more than normal. There are more podcasts, more blog posts, more art. Every other post online seems to be about how everyone’s stuck at home, so we might as well have good things to read, watch and listenContinue reading “Weekends at play”

Writing 101, Day Nineteen

Day 19, freewrite 400 words Well, that’s not hard.  I am famous for not being able to shut up, not having a problem starting. So, let’s see.  Right now I’m sitting at my awesome desk, with my daughter’s rats on my shoulder.  She’s cleaning their cage, and needed sitting.  I guess this will be funnyContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Nineteen”

Writing 101, Day Seventeen.

Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears. My worst fear used to be spiders.  I don’t like them, they skitter.  These days, though, my worst nightmare is something terrible happening to my daughters.  More specifically, something happening to my daughters, and itContinue reading “Writing 101, Day Seventeen.”

Writing 101, Day 15

Today’s Prompt: Think about an event you’ve attended and loved. Your hometown’s annual fair. That life-changing music festival. A conference that shifted your worldview. Imagine you’re told it will be cancelled forever or taken over by an evil corporate force. So, this is ironic, because there’s a chance that’s actually going to happen this year inContinue reading “Writing 101, Day 15”

Writing 101, day 14

Today’s Prompt: Pick up the nearest book and flip to page 29. What’s the first word that jumps off the page? Use this word as your springboard for inspiration. The closest book to me was Zen Inspirations.  The first word I saw on page 29 was kind. Dear Dr. Sanders, I have tried to beContinue reading “Writing 101, day 14”

Writing 101, Day 13

On day four, you wrote a post about losing something. Today’s Prompt: write about finding something. So, I’m supposed to relate this post to the one in which I lost something, which can be found here. Alright, I lost that very important box of things the day that my husband and I moved into thatContinue reading “Writing 101, Day 13”

Writing 101, Day 12

Today’s Prompt: Write a post inspired by a real-world conversation. So, I might have mentioned this before, but there’s not one, but two great little coffee shops on Main Street in my town.  One is this quaint little place that’s been there since forever.  The other’s very new, very posh, and serves Starbucks.  I loveContinue reading “Writing 101, Day 12”

Writing 101, Day 11

Today’s Prompt: Where did you live when you were 12 years old? Which town, city, and country? Was it a house or an apartment? A boarding school or foster home? An airstream or an RV? Who lived there with you? Can I be honest?  I’m not totally sure I remember where we were living thatContinue reading “Writing 101, Day 11”

Writing 101, Day 10

Today’s Prompt: Tell us something about your favorite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory. So, food.  There wasn’t a real celebration food in my house growing up.  My mom wasn’t a very good cook, and never wanted toContinue reading “Writing 101, Day 10”

Writing 101 Day 8

Today’s Prompt: Go to a local café, park, or public place and write a piece inspired by something you see. Get detailed: leave no nuance behind. Ironically, I went somewhere today that is right out of my childhood memories, but I didn’t remember until my husband pointed it out. Our kids don’t go to normalContinue reading “Writing 101 Day 8”