The writing practice- The invisible helper

The writing Practice #2

I haven’t put up a writing practice in what feels like forever. (Around 6 months)
This means that a lot of my newer followers don’t even know what my writing Practices are.
The writing Practice is a challenge… to writers… to write something.
I know a lot of the time we writers forget to make time to write. We have work and school and families and so forth that steal up all out time.

So this is to challenge you to take just a momment out of your busy life to write something.

This is how the writing practice works

  •  You can write a blog post on the topic of the prompt I will give. Then you link it back here.
    If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog the next “Writing Practice Post”
  • The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
    If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the # The Writing Practice among your tags.

Here is this week’s prompt.
Write about a character that is helping the typical hero character. This character doesn’t get any of the glory and hardly anyone even notices them. I want you to play with this invisible character. Perhaps they live in the hero’s shadow or perhaps they are invisible in a more literal way and can’t be seen.
Put this character in a scene where attention is drawn to them and write how they react to the sudden spotlight. Are they nervous? Afraid? Or even smug?

 

Good luck and get writing.

(also I promise not to let there be a 6 month gap between this post and the next “Writing practice.”)

The writing practice challenge

Between work, school, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for The writing Practice #2writing itself.
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.

 

So for last week‘s prompt I got this great entry from a blog called distilling experience and what I really love about the entry is how it builds up the battle. To give you the picture of what the person is going through with comparison is a fine art, and while a little over done it worked well for this particular flash.

The two ways of entering.
1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags.

The prompt

We connect smells with emotion. Tell me what does betrayal smell like to either you or your character?

The writing practice challenge.

Between work, holiday’s, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for writing itself.the writing practice
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.

For my last prompt John ad start you fiction wrote this post.
What I really love about his entry is that in the second last paragraph you can really see how he switched from telling to showing. When writing in first person he had told us that Kalphor was wallowing in self pity. When he rewrote the scene in third person he showed it to me.

So now let’s go to this week.
The two ways of entering.
1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags.

The prompt

Write about someone in one state of mind putting on some kind of uniform. As they put on the uniform their state of mind change so it’s something different at the end of the scene.

Perhaps someone can start out a complete mess and as they put on their “uniform” they pull themselves together?
Or perhaps it can be the other way around, going from hopeful to depressed?

The writing practice

Between work, school, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for writing itself.
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.the writing practice

 

Last week I gave the prompt of what would you do if time froze for everyone except you for an hour.

Now the reply I got was from Jessica who blog about self therapy and she really took the prompt to the next level and gave her readers something both interesting and thought provoking.  You can find the post here, you should definitely go read it.

The two ways of entering.
1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week like I did for Jessica this week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry but no link.

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags.

 The prompt

Describe something in only five sentences using all five senses, without making it obvious what it is.

It’s supposed to be like a riddle sort of thing but it can be as obvious or vague as you want it to be.

I did this little writing practice quite a few times this week and I really like it because it’s both fun and good practice.

Use this prompt however you want to and I really look forward to hearing from you guys.

The writing practice

the writing practice

Between work, school, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for writing itself.
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.

The two ways of entering.
1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags.

The prompt

If the world and everyone except you froze for an hour how would you spend that hour?
What would you do with yourself? Where would you go?

The writing practise #the dragon prince

Between work, school, blogging and general internet surfing a lot of us hardly have time for writing itself.
So the writing practice is about taking time to write even if all you have to spare is five minutes.the writing practice

The two ways of entering.
1. Writing a blog post on the topic of the prompt and linking it back here.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put a link to your blog in a post next week.
2. The second way to enter is by simply writing your answer to the prompt in the comments.
If you do this and I like what you wrote I will put up your entry in the same post. (No link to your blog)

Remember that if you choose the first way to put the #WritingPractice among your tags.

The prompt

Write about a dragon that has been hiding in human skin, biding his time and waiting.
What is the dragon waiting for? Why is it hiding in this manner?

The writing practice contest. Are you a villain?

The writing practice is I give you a prompt and you write a post based on it.Dragonfest
The rules are simple.
• Read the prompt on the bottom of this post.
• Write a story between the word count of 150 and 1000 words.
• Put your story in a post and link it back here so I can go see it.
• Among the tags put #TheWritingPractice
• Hit post.
• Feel free to take the little picture of a dragon on the side and put it up on your blog either as a badge or simply as a picture to go with your post.

The prompt

Write about yourself as if you are the villain in a story.
It can be anything from a description to a fight scene between you and one of your characters.
Next week this time I will be leaving links back to anyone who participates.
Participation for this contest is valid until 17 September 2015 or in other words next Thursday.