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First Line Friday -August 4th 2017

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Welcome to August! It’s that every other Friday again where I give you the first line, and you all get to write the rest. This prompt alternates with Amanda’s Music Prompts, so make sure to check back next Friday for some musical inspiration.

I’ll provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. Or for more of a challenge, change nothing. You have a week to write it, enjoy!

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Your line for this week is:

Dinah worked whatever job paid the rent, careers were reserved for kids from the suburbs. 

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“I Am Brave” 30 Day Challenge Day 10 8-4-2017

A Writer's Life

I Am Curious


Ask three consecutive ‘whys’ to someone today.

By asking WHY three times we go beyond the surface-level habitual responses and get to the real root of a question or problem.


A recent fear that I would like to overcome …

Why does this fear make me feel scared and uncomfortable?

Why does matter to me that I overcome this fear?

Why have I been previously been unable to overcome this fear?

More than just one recent fear, I wonder why we fear. I know the theory ‘we fear what we don’t understand,’ but I suspect this reason no longer exists for the majority of our fears. I don’t like spiders. I won’t say I fear them exactly, more that there is something about them that sends shivers along my body. Maybe because they are so alien-looking? Small enough to hide among innocent…

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Willard Wigan exhibition.


Most times when I arrive at a venue I think I know what to expect. But last night I was invited to attend an exhibition that blew me away. I knew I was going to see art work that is microscopic, literally the audience has to view these tiny pieces through the viewing lenses of a microscope. But nothing could prepare me for just how impressive the quality and detail that was in each piece. Firstly the size of the needles or the pin heads was just regular sewing needles, not great big darning needles, but the small needles that I still truggle to even thread!

Secondly the quantity of pieces on display. I was expecting maybe  a dozen pieces. I guess each piece must take months to complete and there was 21 microscopes each with a unique piece of mind boggling artistry at the viewing point and thirdly, just…

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A podcast a day will make you a better writer

Jean's Writing

Well, it just might!

Especially if you check out this article I found over at Bustle.

Last week I ask what books were y’all reading and the response was amazing. I’ve got a “to read” mile long list. Should keep me knee-deep in reading material through the Christmas holidays.

So I thought maybe podcast would be the next step. Because there are times when we can’t drag along our laptop or iPad. And sometimes we do need a break from our WIP.

That’s the best thing about podcasts, no computer needed!

Work on your writing skills when you walk the dog, relax at the beach, ride a car, plane or train. While others are rocking tunes you are rocking podcasts.

20 Podcasts About Writing That Will Have You Penning A Bestselling Novel In No Time by E. CE MILLER

I know which one I’m starting with, Magic Lessons. Especially…

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Flash Fiction:The Purrrfect Crime

Sara Codair

Generally, when I write cat stories for Cracked Flash Fiction Competition, they don’t win. Sometimes, I write cat stories anyways.

The Purrrfect Crime

By Sara Codair

“I taught you to pick locks and this is how you use that skill?” Grandma gaped at me, gourd-shaped eyes enlarged by her glasses.

I shrugged.

“Our family has a reputation to uphold!”

My cheeks burned. I relinquished eye contact and stared at my sneakers. There was a hole in the tongue, and a piece of sole peeped out from under my toes.

“You have nothing to say for yourself?”

“She was cold and hungry.”

“A lot of people are cold and hungry,” spat Grandma.

“But she was so skinny, like her kittens were sucking the life right out of her!”

Grandma shook her head. “You could have at least taken something useful while you were in there. They have to keep all their…

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