A witch loses her broom the day before Halloween. Think of three places she might look and three reasons it’s not there. She finally finds it… (where?) Write a story or poem about this witch and her missing broom.
Write a Halloween story or poem without using the words halloween, pumpkin/jack-o’-lantern, costume, candy, or trick or treat!
Yikes, I’m a bad, bad blogger! I’ve been so busy this year but I’ve not stopped writing!
In fact, I placed in two national contests this year (2015):
The Institute of Children’s Literature Kindergarten Contest of 150 words or less
The Institute of Children’s Literature Early Reader Mystery Contest of 700 words or less (4th Place!)
I recently began submitting in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Mysterious Photo Contest and my first entry surprised me with an Honorable Mention, which my name is listed in the November Issue! YAY!
I’m excited that things are finally beginning to happen for me! Writing is a continuous learning experience. I can tell I’ve grown over the years and I know I will continue to grow till the day I take my last breath. At least I hope so! (and may that be a long time from now!)
An only child has no money to buy a gift for her grandmother. She searches the house for scraps of any kind in which to create something special. What does she find? And what does she make?
Your main character decides to become a vegetarian right before Thanksgiving. His/Her mother is not happy about it. But the turkey is! In fact, the turkey helps the character come up with food ideas that do not include meat!
I completed my 30 ideas for PiBoIdMo this weekend! Wow, was that ever fun! And I’m continuing it indefinitely. It’s amazing what just one little push can do. I’m very happy with my results and I’ve included a summary with each title I jotted down.
I will do this next year. I absolutely loved it! I hope others will be inspired to try it, too.
Also, I now have 49 manuscripts out to paying markets! I’ve been careful to edit all my stories over and over before I send them out. After all, many publishers won’t get back to you for 3 – 6 months so it’s a good idea to make sure your manuscript is top notch! I never send fresh work out on the same day. Usually I wait for weeks, sometime longer–depending on the word length.
Anyway, I wanted to share my excitement!
Someday I hope to share an acceptance for publication with you.
Don’t just dream your dream, make it your goal. Don’t just have a goal, make it come true. But to make it come true, you must never give up.
If you could travel through time, would you choose the past or the future? What would you like to see or discover? Write a short story about a character who travels through time.