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Writing Prompt Wednesday: Happy Birthday, Stephen King!

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September 21, 2016 · 7:47 am

Writing Prompt Wednesday: Read or Really Happened?

read or reality

For me, it’ wondering if I ever actually rode a unicycle.

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Writing Prompt Wednesday: Inspiration

It’s Writing Prompt Wednesday and week two of July’s Camp NaNoWriMo, that 30-day writing challenge when you set your own word count goal. How’s everyone doing? If you’re stuck, sometimes it helps to mine story ideas from the real life news.

gay space colonies

Photo credit Rocky Mountain Mike

For example, back in May 2016, Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert gave a speech against sending gay couples up in space if NASA were ever to move forward with a space colony after an apocalyptic event on Earth. He claims gay couples wouldn’t help propagate.  He also rambles a lot in his 4:47 clip.  So many angles on this story folks!  So. Many. Angles. It’s worth a quick view while you take a break from Pokemon Go.

Need more proof of the wealth of creative fodder this story offers? Give a listen to this brief tune “Gay Space Colonies” by Rocky Mountain Mike.  Inspired.

 

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Writing Prompt Wednesday: Dates

ruin a date

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May 11, 2016 · 6:34 am

Writing Prompt Wednesday: Sci Fi Story Prompt

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April 6, 2016 · 6:35 am

Writing Prompt Wednesday: Advice from Narnia

C.s.lewis3Need some writing advice?  The Gospel Coalition shares 15 Pieces of Writing Advice from C.S. Lewis, a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist, who may be best known for his “Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” Narnia fantasy series. I think this excerpt from #15 is my favorite: “The first business of a story is to be a good story. When Our Lord made a wheel in the carpenter shop, depend upon it: It was first and foremost a good wheel. Don’t try to ‘bring in’ specifically Christian bits: if God wants you to serve him in that way (He may not: there are different vocations) you will find it coming in of its own accord. If not, well—a good story which will give innocent pleasure is a good thing, just like cooking a good nourishing meal. . . . Any honest workmanship (whether making stories, shoes, or rabbit hutches) can be done to the glory of God.”

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Writing Prompt Wednesday: Killer Stories

what doesn't kill us

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March 23, 2016 · 9:18 pm