Monday, June 30, 2014


From Charles Dickens' "Tale of Two Cities"

One of the funnest times I've had writing was at the beginning of 2014 when I asked friends to give me 5 words and I would write a fast short story.  The five words came from all over the world, from different personality types and from people who all love to be told a story – one that they took part in.

I've developed some of these stories into “real” short stories, some of them I have grown attached to like children.  That’s kind of what stories are to writers: children made of words.

In each story is a bridge: a bridge between me and the reader.  Even as you read this, you are somewhere on your computer or on your phone; I am sitting in my office typing away on my beloved keyboard…  We are somehow joined.  I love that about writing.  It brings story-teller and reader together.

It’s time for a new challenge:  the JUST WRITE challenge.  This will take place during the month of July, where every day we will share a writing prompt that draws upon the right side of the brain as well as the left.  People who are analytically inclined will write different from those fantasy writers who sail across rivers on fairy wings, but we will all use the same writing prompts during JULY!

If you are on facebook, these prompts will be listed daily on A Cache of Words Writers page.  Copy the prompt and write!  It can be a little paragraph, a whole story or a book.  You can write when you want to, take a break when you want. 

I have a confession to make.  I have been reading “On Writing” by Stephen King ( a writer I have loved to hate publically).  I adore the book and I actually have learned to love his style.  He says at one point: “To be a good writer you have to do two things – read a lot and write a lot.” 

I agree completely.

Let’s begin – and on July 31 I will have 31 posts on Brazen Princess. 

IF YOU WANT TO GIVE A PROMPT FOR US:    post it on A Cache of Words Writers page and we will consider it!!

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