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Writing Prompts #682 & #683

And just like that, almost half of July is gone! How does this keep happening? I swear, there's a time warp that makes time ahead of us seem to stretch out forever, but as soon as it's passed, I have no idea what I did with it. How about you guys? Maybe that should be a prompt? LOL    Prompt 682 – Creative Tag – The Tree Create a story that begins and ends under a tree in the park.   Prompt 683 – Creative Tag – The List Use the following words in a story 

Cia

Cia

 

Writing Prompts #680 & #681

I'm back again! Happy Friday! Did everyone make it through the week? Did you get some writing done? There's always time for a little flash, right? Well, maybe you wrote for the game featured last week or maybe you wrote for the weekly prompts, or maybe you wrote something of your own. Either way, great job! Or perhaps one of this week's prompts will catch your fancy. Give it a go!   Prompt 680 – Creative Tag – First Line Don’t bother trying, kid. I’ve been trapped here a wee

Cia

Cia

 

Writing Prompts #678 & #679

Surprise! I'm popping in this week! Cia's offering an extension, so if you want it, you still have a little time for just today to write something (even a short paragraph or two fictional promo blurb for the headline you choose is okay if you make it creative enough!) for the Gay Pride Headline Prompt Game for the newsletter. You can get your work linked in the site's newsletter and featured in the forum game topic if you can send her a submission by midnight Pacific (US) time. Play along with f

Cia

Cia

 

Writing Prompts #676 & #677

I hope everyone is having a great week! I'll be filling in for Renee for a while. It's time for this weeks prompts, supplied by our prompt guru, Comicfan. Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection. Prompt 676 – Creative Tag – The Myth There are myths all are all around the world to explain nature. Your task is to write a ta/’le explaining why volcanos explode.  

Myr

Myr

 

Special Newsletter Prompt Game: Gay Pride Headline!

Today, we're doing something a little different! This is the newest newsletter prompt writing game. So, play along with some other authors, have fun with any headline that catches your eye, and get a link to your story featured in the site newsletter!    HEADLINE PROMPT GAME Happy Gay Pride Month, everyone! How are you celebrating? Does your city do a parade? Special event weeke

Cia

Cia

 

Writing Prompts #674 & #675

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. It's time for this weeks writing prompts. If you're stuck, or you're considering writing for the first time, these might be perfect for you. Don't forget that stories under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.     Prompt 674 – Creative Tag – First Line “What do you mean, I’m the father?”   Prompt 675 – Creative Tag – First Date You set up a romantic first date, but y

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #672 & #673

I hope everyone is having a great week! It's time for this weeks prompts, supplied by our prompt guru, Comicfan. Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 672 – Creative Tag – List of Words Use the following words in a story – a computer, an engagement ring, a dragonfly, an orange rug, and a forest painting.   Prompt 673 – Creative

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #670 & #671

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. It's time for this weeks writing prompts. If you're stuck, or you're considering writing for the first time, these might be perfect for you. Don't forget that stories under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.     Prompt 670 – Creative Tag – First Line “After this, I never want to see you again.”   Prompt 671 - Challenge Tag – Historical Fiction Authors like to write

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #668 & #669

Who's been waiting for their weekly prompts?! Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.     Prompt 668 – Creative Tag – List of Words Use the following in a story – a campfire, a ripped tent, a skunk, a rain storm, and a book.   Prompt 669 – Creative Tag – A Wish It’s your birthday, but you’

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #666 & #667

The prompts are back this week! Yay!!!! Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.     Prompt 666 – First Line Tag – First Line “Shut up and kiss me already!”   Prompt 667 – Challenge Tag – The Customer We’ve all seen that one person who causes a scene at a store or restaurant. Create a scene with “that customer” who f

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #664 & #665

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. It's time for this weeks writing prompts. If you're stuck, or you're considering writing for the first time, these might be perfect for you. Don't forget that stories under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.         Prompt 664 – Creative Tag – List of Words Use the following in a story – red basket, old coat, a boat, a diary, and a pear.   Prompt 665 – Creative Tag – Chance Meeting

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #662 & #663

Thanks to @comicfan, the prompts are back this week! Yay!!!! Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.         Prompt 662 – Creative Tag – First Line “Why do you always do this?”   Prompt 663 – Creative Tag – The Crew It seems like forever ago this began. You remember your mother kissing you goodnight and falling asleep in your bed. Y

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Renee's Writing Challenge #1

I was sitting here the other day, trying to come up with some new blog ideas when the idea for this blog popped into my head. There may be future challenges, but we'll start with this one.   Renee's Writing Challenge #1: Different Choices Have you ever wondered what would happen if your character made a different choice? Wondered how it would affect the overall story and whether or not your story would end the same?  Now is your chance to find out. The challenge is to write two sh

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts.... Oopsie

Well... as the title of this blog says, OOPSIE!  I didn't realize that I was out of prompts, so didn't send to @comicfan to get new ones!  Since I forgot, I decided to go through and pick a few recent ones that showed zero responses in the forum.   Creative     First Line     Word List     So there you go!  Hopefully I'll have some new prompts for you next week!

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #660 & #661

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. It's time for this weeks writing prompts. If you're stuck, or you're considering writing for the first time, these might be perfect for you. Don't forget that stories under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 660- Creative Tag – Dirty Dog On your way to a wedding a little boy almost knocks you off your feet. While you manage to barely keep your feet, you turn to check on him, missing the dog he was playing w

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #658 & #659

I hope everyone is having a great week! It's time for this weeks prompts, supplied by our prompt guru, Comicfan. Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 658 – Creative Tag – List of Words Use the following in a story – a bee, red roses, yellow rain boots, a pink balloon, and a squirrel. Prompt 659 – Creative Tag – First Line I just got the results o

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #656 & #657

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. It's time for this weeks writing prompts. If you're stuck, or you're considering writing for the first time, these might be perfect for you. Don't forget that stories under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 656 – Creative Tag – The number Most of us have a number that means something to us. Whether it is the day you were born, the number of children you have,  or your anniversary there is a number that sta

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #654 & #655

I hope everyone is having a great week! It's time for this weeks prompts, supplied by our prompt guru, Comicfan. Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 654 – Creative Tag – Foreclosed Write a short story where the main character is either having their house or business foreclosed. Prompt 655 – Creative Tag – Happy Dance We all have something that w

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #652 & #653

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. It's time for this weeks writing prompts. If you're stuck, or you're considering writing for the first time, these might be perfect for you. Don't forget that stories under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 652 – Challenge Tag – Description Most times as a writer we will skip or give the bare minimum of a description so we can move ahead to what we want to tell. Then a reader begins asking for details and

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #650 & #651

I hope everyone is having a great week! It's time for this weeks prompts, supplied by our prompt guru, Comicfan. Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 650 – Creative Tag – List of Words Use the following words in a story – a soldier, a school, a note, a red coat, and a large truck. Prompt 651 – Creative Tag – First Meeting Two shy people are sent

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #648 & #649

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. It's time for this weeks writing prompts. If you're stuck, or you're considering writing for the first time, these might be perfect for you. Don't forget that stories under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 648 Tag – The Dragon You walk into the Dragon’s lair, swearing you are well prepared for anything. However, now that you are actually face to face, this isn’t what you had imagined. What is the dragon l

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #646 & #647

I hope everyone is having a great week! It's time for this weeks prompts, supplied by our prompt guru, Comicfan. Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 646 – Creative Tag -The Rocket Ship You were the last person placed into the ship. You haven’t fully realized what is happening when the ship begins to take off. Why are you on the ship and where are you goi

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #644 & #645

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. It's time for this weeks writing prompts. If you're stuck, or you're considering writing for the first time, these might be perfect for you. Don't forget that stories under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 644 – Creative Tag – First Line “I never would have expected that from you!” Prompt 645 – Creative Tag – List of Words Use the following words in a story – a corgi, a manuscript, a phone messag

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #642 & #643

I hope everyone is having a great week! It's time for this weeks prompts, supplied by our prompt guru, Comicfan. Just a reminder, and for those who haven't worked with the prompts before: prompt responses under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 642 – Creative Tag -  The storm On the way home from work you hear on the radio that a storm is building in intensity and due to hit your area in a few hours. You pick up a few things, especially some food f

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

 

Writing Prompts #640 & #641

Hope everyone has had a great week so far. It's time for this weeks writing prompts. If you're stuck, or you're considering writing for the first time, these might be perfect for you. Don't forget that stories under 1,000 words must be posted as part of a collection.   Prompt 640 – Creative Tag – Alien Driving home you manage to get past dozens of cars that are pulled over or stopped to watch some sort of accident. You get home and just strip off, climbing into a hot shower

Renee Stevens

Renee Stevens

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