Picture prompts are a fun creative writing exercise. You find a picture and challenge yourself to write a short story or poem inspired by the image. Author David Rae is sharing a picture he drew every week on his blog, and encouraging readers to participate by posting a short story inspired by his drawing in… Continue reading Picture prompts for creative writing
It’s day three of Valinora Troy’s blog takeover, and today she shares with us some of the inspiration for the fantastical elements in her debut book, The Lucky Diamond. WHEN Iseult asked me what inspired my sentient diamonds and the talking canoe character in my children’s fantasy, I was really stuck. Saying they were “just… Continue reading Guest post by Valinora Troy
Vicky escaped zombies in rural Ireland, but now they’re eating their way through Galway city. Unable to leave her home, and surrounded by people slowly turning into the undead, will Vicky fight her demons or join them? 7 Weeks in Hell is free to download on Amazon for the next three days. I won’t be… Continue reading Happy Halloween
Inspired by Kira Jeanette’s blog post about 5 horror tropes that DON’T scare you, I thought I’d write about some things that DO scare me. #1 Parasites and Body Horror I love animals, but I struggle when it comes to parasites, especially internal parasites (although ticks are high on my list of least liked animals).… Continue reading What Scares You?
On October 6th 2020, my right hand in canine form left the mortal realm to shepherd souls in the afterlife. I didn’t appreciate how much he did for me both physically and emotionally until he was gone. He left suddenly and the crater he left behind in my life is meteor sized (think Tunguska). My… Continue reading A fitting memorial