Prompt for Christmas Haiku

I had a prompt for Christmas haiku last year and decided to offer one again. I like this haiku better than the one I wrote last time, which you can read here. Cold and darkness reign. But one light from a stable Warms and brightens all. Leave your haiku in the comments. For more poetry… Continue Reading →

Prompt for a Christmas Story

This month on my blog I have two themes–the first is Christmas and then, starting December 18, it will be my blog tour for my debut mystery novel, A Shadow on the Snow. But first Christmas! I chose this photo because it’s so unusual. Why is Santa talking to these two women under a pier?… Continue Reading →

What Do You Do After NaNoWriMo?

Today’s the last day to reach your writing goal for NaNoWriMo. Whether you reach the goal or not, you should congratulate yourself for attempting to write a novel. That’s an achievement worth applauding. Regardless of your word count, what do you do after NaNoWriMo? The best advice I can give you is … Nothing At… Continue Reading →

What’s the Ending?

I love the expression on this little guy’s face, so he inspired me to include him as a prompt. What’s the ending of a story in which he’s the main character? I’m thinking a middle grade story, possibly a mystery. Here’s my ending: Okay. So the squad and I didn’t deduce the identity of the… Continue Reading →

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