Archive for April, 2012

Time for another I Always Wanted To Write writing challenge.  You get to fill in the plot and add a few lines to it.  Here is your prompt.  I’ve added some choices for you but you don’t have to use them.  You can take the plot anywhere you want to.  Unleash the creativity of your inner novelist / playwright / artist.  Write as much or as little as you would like.  Get outrageous.  Have fun!

It had been ___ years since I had seen ____________ (name), my best friend in (high school /college / university).  I hadn’t planned on spending all those years apart from each other.  Who would have thought we’d meet by accident like this, in a coffee shop in the middle of (nowhere / bustling city / planet Xandria)?  What were the chances of this happening?  Yet, here we are, strangers, together after all these years.  I still remember the last time we (met / spoke / wrote)….



Cee reminds me that I forgot to do Share Your World last week, and this week’s is ready.  So without further ado, here are two week’s worth of answers to share with all my friends.

If you haven’t contributed to Share Your World, please do.  It’s a blast.  The questions can be challenging, or just plain fun to answer.  Then take time to read everyone else’s.  You’ll get great views from around the world.  Share Your World.


Some of you are wondering how my friend Janice fared in her quest to win the $25,000 dream wedding.  (If you haven’t read the story, you can read it here.)  The $25, 000 Dream Wedding has turned into a $5,000 Nightmare Wedding.   Here’s what’s happening… (more…)

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Journey.  it’s hard picking one journey that I enjoyed.  Cee and I love to explore, so we’re always on some kind of journey, it seems. (Cee’s Share Your World challenge is posted for this week, so please go participate in that, too.)  For this photo challenge, I think I’ll use pictures from inside the Salem, Oregon, Mill Museum.

The 1895 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, one of the best-preserved Victorian-Age factories in the West and designated an American Treasure by the National Park Service, vividly tells the story of industrialization in the West. See how it was to work in what was once a leading textile factory in Oregon, the legacy of which is continued today by Pendleton Woolen Mills.  I hope you enjoy the journey.

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Cee reminded me that I hadn’t done my Share Your World entry.   It’s been a funny sort of week and I’ve gotten off my routine.  Time to catch up with everyone.  It’s hard to believe that she’s already at week 17 of this writing challenge.  I don’t know how she keeps coming up with so many interesting questions.  So here are my answers:

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?  I think that would have to be when I finished writing my first murder mystery last November.  The story was coming to a great conclusion and the words were pouring out of me.  I typed for hour after hour.  My back started to go into spasms from all the unaccustomed effort but I (more…)

Welcome to my weekly writing challenge.  I believe that all of us have stories hidden within, and some of us like to write about them.  I’d like to invite all of you to join me in a weekly writing challenge.   Whether you’re a writer, or have always wanted to write but didn’t know how to get started with it, I think you’ll have some fun.

Last week I challenged you to come up with some plots off the theme “Pat always knew this day would come.”  Now I challenge you to pick the one you liked the best and describe Pat.  Here are links to my blog with your answers, and here is Cee’s reblog where others of you posted, just so you can remember what you wrote.  If you didn’t do the challenge last week, you’re welcome to catch up with us, or borrow a plot that someone else came up with.  I’m sure they won’t mind, because your version of their plot will be much different from theirs. So pick your favorite plot, sit back, close your eyes for a moment and then tell us who Pat is.  Here are some ideas for you: (more…)