Story Starts – Why am I dying this time?

This weeks writing prompt was provided by the wonderful, Danchou. It caught my attention the moment I read it and the eventual outcome went a TOTALLY different way to what we'd both predicted. Which was fun.

Story Starts: Coffee with a Little Sugar

Monday has rolled around again and I've found myself gravitating towards writing down another start for a possible story. I think I'm going to keep going with this. So, without further adieu, here is Coffee with a Little Sugar...

Interesting Times

We are living in interesting times, people. Interesting indeed. For those of us who make it through this, and I do hope that I am one of them, then we shall, at least, have some good stories to tell.

Procrastination and Creation

"So, I was stuck. The last chapter of my book needed to get written, and I hadn’t worked on it for over a month... WHAT WAS MY PROBLEM?" #T3ddyTalk #SophieJClark #Blindsided

Life on the Other Side of the Wall

"Depression forces you to face things about yourself that you wouldn’t usually even think about. It fills our present with fear, desperation, hopelessness and anxiety. But Depression is never forever..." #T3ddyTalk #MentalHealth #SophieJClark

What 300 words a day has taught me.

"I'm a procrastinator. I've known this ever since my mother had to sit me down... to explain that I could finish all the homework I'd put off if I made a plan — and stuck to it... That was the day I learned the importance of writing it down..."

Optimism, what is it good for?

I’m an Optimist. I always have been. I see no point in spending most of your life miserable and focussing on every little thing that could possibly go wrong…in order to prepare yourself for when things do go wrong. Yes, you need a certain amount of knowledge and a little bit of thought must be given over to ‘what if this happens’, but after that?

Thought of the Day #11

Teddy put up a writing prompt in our group chat today. It said: "Prompt 11: These are my rules for writing and life. 1. 2. 3. 4." It got me thinking. I really don’t have many ‘rules’ that I live by. Not for my writing, nor for my everyday life, but I have developed a few guidelines over the past few years.

Thinking, Writing and Habit Formation

I set myself a goal last year. A goal of typing a minimum of 300 words a day, every day, for a year. Most of the days, I'd sit there and stare at the blank page, telling myself, "It's only 300 words, it’s fine..."