And so NaNoWriMo 2012 begins…

Spent the evening devising a plan for this years NaNoWriMo. It took up so much time just planning, and that didn’t even involve writing any of the story. Oh dear…I’m doomed 😉


Truer words have never been spoken – The Meaning of Winter.

The meaning of winter.

Is it putting on a thick coat, wrapping up in scarfs, gloves and hats, and bring the biting wind to get to work, uni or school? Is it dying to stop at the nearest coffee shop just so you can warm your numb hands after a walk around town, frantically trying to buy last minute Christmas presents?

Or is it sitting in the house desperately trying to warm your hands up so you can write or type the next chapter of your story?

Well yes, it’s all of that, but for me…it is this…

“Winters were made for warm blankets and large books.”

Need I say more?

Writing Prompt of the Day…Day 4 – Happily Ever After

Everyone loves a happy ending.

Maybe it’s a reunion between family members, maybe it’s a couple finally getting together after fighting through every obstacle that comes between them.

My prompt for today is to write a story based on the prompt ‘Happily Ever After’ in a short story of 1500 words or less.

It can be about any theme you want, just make sure there’s a happy ending of some kind 🙂


Writing Prompt of the Day…Day 3 – Despair

If you look into the face of someone who is in despair, what do you see?

Are they crying? Do their eyes speak words that they can’t express through their pain? How do you know that it’s not just sadness but a deep despair instead?

Try and answer these questions in a short story of 1500 words or less. Try and understand what the character is going through, their thoughts, feelings, the physical symptoms of such a strong emotion, and most importantly, what has caused them to feel such despair.