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Fiction Friday Prompt #3

It’s Friday again! I hope everyone had a great week. It’s time for a Fiction Friday prompt.

This week, write a scene with a basketball player and an aged beauty queen set in a colonial mansion. Think deep south.

Keep the scene between 500-1000 words.

You can post your work in the comments below or on your own blog. If you do post on your blog, please include a pingback to my blog so that I know you are participating. You can create a pingback by simply including a link to today’s post anywhere in yours.

Have a great weekend and keep writing!

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Crime Writing Tips from Writers Write

I’ve been following Writers Write‘s blog for a while now and love all of the interesting tips that Amanda Patterson shares. Please visit her blog and share some love! Here is her latest tips:

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20 Things A Crime And A Novel Have In Common

I have written a few posts on Crime Writing, from All About Writing Crime Fiction – Five Reasons to Write Crime – to 10 Deadly Poisons – a crime writer’s resource, to The Human Body After Death.

When we read about a crime, or hear about one, we can’t wait to find out the details. We are obsessed with people’s motives. We are vicarious detectives who take a serious interest in the motivation, execution, and solution of crimes.

This got me thinking about how similar solving a crime is to writing a novel. I think authors are all amateur sleuths at heart. There is a reason that you can plot a novel and ‘plot’ a murder.

Why writing a novel is like solving a crime

You need:

  1. A motive (beginning)
  2. A crime (inciting moment)
  3. A crime scene (setting)
  4. A criminal (antagonist)
  5. A victim (love interest)
  6. A detective (protagonist)
  7. A profiler (genre)
  8. A sidekick (sidekick)
  9. Desire for justice (story goal)
  10. Suspects (characters and body language)
  11. Witnesses (back story)
  12. Forensics (description)
  13. Investigative skills (plotting)
  14. The means and opportunity (conflict)
  15. Clues (plot points)
  16. Red herrings (red herrings)
  17. Evidence (exposition)
  18. A confession (ending)
  19. Justice (denouement)
  20. A lesson (theme)
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Upcoming Projects in May

I’ve outlined my upcoming writing projects for May. Have a peek over at As the Fates Would Have It

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“Words to Write By” Prompt #3

Hello fellow writers, it is Thursday once again and that means it is time for Words to Write By! I will list 10 random words and it is your job to chose at least 5 of them to write a poem, a story, a journal entry or use them to inspire a piece of art or a photograph.

alone
disable
incarcerate
frequent
hedgehog
fierce
daffodil
harbinger
black
forgiveness

You can post your work in the comments below or on your own blog. If you do post on your blog, please include a pingback to my blog so that I know you are participating. You can create a pingback by simply including a link to today’s post anywhere in yours.

Enjoy!

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Poetry Prompt Wednesday #3

Happy Poetry Prompt Wednesday! For today’s prompt, take the words “I Know (____), fill in the blank and make it the title of your poem. Then get to poeming!

You can post your poems in the comments below, or place them on your own blog. Please include a pingback to my blog so that I know you are participating. To pingback, simply include a link to today’s post somewhere on yours.

Have fun!

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Tuesday’s Music Prompt #1

Welcome to the first Tuesday Music Prompt. Use the music video below to write a poem, story, journal entry or to create an art piece or photograph. What emotions does the music invoke? What images does the music display in your mind? Write about it!

You can post your work in the comments below or on your own blog. If you do post on your blog, please include a pingback to my blog so that I know you are participating. You can create a pingback by simply including a link to today’s post anywhere in yours.

Have a wonderful day and Enjoy!

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Journal Monday Prompt #2

Happy Monday, writers! I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. It’s time for journaling! Of course, you can use the prompts for poetry, stories, art or photography too.

Today’s prompt is: write about a childhood friend.

Although I highly encourage a paper journal, for those locked in the digital age, you can leave your entry in the comments below or on your blog. Even if you write in your paper journal, you can leave a comment to let me know you’ve written in it. I love to know when people are using my prompts. If you do post on your blog, please include a pingback to my blog so that I know you are participating. You can create a pingback by simply including a link to today’s post anywhere in yours.

Have a wonderful Monday and enjoy this writing experience!

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