30 in 30: Day 30 – I hope you didn’t need a prompt to finish…

I hope you didn’t need a prompt to finish.

But if you do…

Write about accomplishing a goal. No matter how small it is, write about what it means to either you or your character.

Happy Writing!

30 in 30: Day 29 – Embrace change

Change something about your project today. Change your character in some way. Alter their perception or change their mind about something important. Change your direction. Turn left when you were clearly supposed to go right. Change the way you write a poem. Pick today to rhyme. Change the way you approach an essay. If you typically do a lot of research, go off the top of your head today.


Embrace change today and have some fun with it!


30 in 30: Day 28 – What is your background?

Write out the background for either yourself or one of your characters. It could be about you or the character personally, as in their history. Or it could be about genealogy and ancestry. Be sure to relate this to who you or your character is currently (present moment in the story). Make connections. See how it ties together. Insert the sense of discovery with it.

Have fun!

30 in 30: Day 27 – Insert your favorite dish

Give something edible a staring role. Take the focus off of conflict, drama, or whatever else is going on in your writing and focus on the food.

Make sure to use all five senses.

Most of all, make sure to have fun writing!

30 in 30: Day 26 – Give Thanks

Really simple… the topic is being thankful and grateful.

Work it in.

Work it out.

Have some fun!

30 in 30: Day 25 – Better late then never…

Insert a bit of lateness in your piece. It can be an ode to how you feel about timeliness or it can be a bad habit your character has. A poem about time works too. Heck, you can even make a list of excuses as to why you are late.


Have fun with it!

30 in 30: Day 24 – Channel your energy

Have you ever had someone tell you to write it out?

Even if you are feeling something that doesn’t seem to fit with what you are working, you should always try to find a way to channel that energy and throw it into your project.

This doesn’t always mean that your characters or your piece has to match the emotions you are feeling. Sometimes you ┬áneed to turn those emotions into motivation and write them out. Turn that stress and frustration into a beautifully creative piece. Use boredom as a time to throw your imagination into emergency boot camp.


So take whatever you are feeling and channel it. If you need to, time yourself to up the challenge factor.


Try to have some fun with this.

30 in 30: Day 23 – Anticipation

Add some anticipation to your writing. Let your story, poem, or piece begin to build up to something that the reader may or may not see coming. Make sure not to give too much away. Leave bread crumbs. Let the clues add up. Let the pieces of the puzzle slowly come together.

Have fun!

30 in 30: Day 22 – Expansion

Take a short poem, like a haiku or even a six word story/poem, and expand on it. Fit it into what you have been writing. Use one you haven’t written. Why? Because you need to imagine what the story is behind the piece. Imagine what was going on in the writer’s mind and run with it. How does that fit with what you are thinking with your writing.

Stretch the piece. Stretch your creativity.

Happy writing!

30 in 30: Day 21 – The character actor

The character actor in a movie typically isn’t the star. Not only are they a supporting character but they are the glue that keeps the movie from being boring. However most movies would not survive without them. They provide depth the the movie. (They are usually my favorite characters.)

Create one for your fiction project. Write an essay about one. Develop a poem around the premise.

Play with it. Try some stuff. Think about your favorite character actors and your writing. Make something happen.

Trust me it will be amazing as long as you have fun with it!