Striving for monotony

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Hello, Write Edge readers! We got to watch the first snow of the season arrive yesterday and blanket our yard as well as the street and our neighbors’ yards and driveways. Even as I felt a pang of reality that winter is here, I also couldn’t help marvel at the beauty of the white powder. Some might find the snow a little monotonous, but there’s a certain solidity in monotony. Especially if you’re striving for something better. For more on this and to read this week’s motivational quote, go now to “A Writer’s Heartbeats”.

Also, I’ve posted this week’s short fiction. I have to say, all three writing prompts tempted me but I finally settled on one. Here’s an excerpt:

“And don’t you try to pull one over on me, young man,” Bea said, drawing herself to her full 4 feet, 11 inches. “I may be old, but I still know how to defend myself.”

“Yes, ma’am,” Paul said. “Is it okay if we leave now?”

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop.

On Wednesday I’ll share a brand new book review with you. Find out what I think of this week’s upcoming release, Don’t Tell Anyone by Eleanor Gray. You’ll see that review in the middle of the week on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

This Thursday I’ll post new writing prompts for next week’s short story — it’s all about the monotony, remember? — and at the end of the week I’ll share a new Chart of parenting adventures on Growth Chart!

Have a fantastic week, readers!


Latest Spurts now posted!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest adventures in parenting. Here’s an excerpt:

“But I thought you’re an artist,” I said. “Shouldn’t you know about this stuff?”

She gave me a “duh” look. “Yeah, I’m an artist, but I’m not an interior designer.”

Well…of course. There’s a difference. Silly me.

Read the full Spurts on Growth Chart now!

Have a fantastic weekend, readers, and stay warm!


Happy December! and story ideas

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! It’s officially December, and the countdown to the end of 2016 has finally started. The weather has begun to get chilly here, and the crispness in the air suggests snow any day now.

Those of us slogging away at our computers should bundle up as we press on. To that end, I’ve posted writing prompts for next week’s short story. They include a borrowed grandmother, a child who goes missing, and the sparks created when destinies collide — literally. Want to read the full prompts? Find them now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

Have a wonderful day, readers, and stay warm!