Welcome to some writing fun! Here you can check out the new topic and just write. This is to help others flesh out areas of their stories and give others inspiration in the process. Each month there will be a new topic to write about and I will also be providing my own pieces to the mix. Please be respectful and do not steal others work. They have worked hard and so have you. You wouldn’t want someone to take your hard work. Use it as inspiration for a new idea, comment on their work, tell them how much you loved it! This is a place of encouragement, writing, and fun!
This Month’s Theme: Your Character’s Goals!
December is the time of hear we are celebrating with family and friends, but the end is when we are thinking of the next year and the goals/resolutions we want to accomplish during that time. For this months theme, we are going to write about our characters and what their goals are throughout their journey. So, what goals are your character’s trying to accomplish throughout the journey you have created for them?
November’s Theme: Traditions You Love
November is the beginning of the Christmas/Holiday season. Everyone is getting ready for the holidays, trying to stay warm and giving thanks. This month I thought we might write about traditions. What traditions do you have? Have you had to combine traditions when entering into a new relationship? What do you love about your traditions?
Here is mine: Every year on Thanksgiving after everyone had eaten their fill, we sit in our living room, put on Christmas music, drink hot chocolate (coca-cola from glass bottles – that’s my husband’s tradition) and put up our tree. Thanksgiving morning (and Christmas morning) I make banana bread and pumpkin bread for breakfast and we have family over. If we know we won’t see them we will exchange gifts then, otherwise we will wait until everyone is together again for Christmas.
Christmas is another story… We have four Christmas celebrations to attend every year due to the combined families. We have one with my parents on Christmas Eve, one with my husband’s family on Christmas day, One with all of my sisters on whichever day we can plan all of us to meet and another for my extended family. Do you have multiple Christmas/Holiday celebrations? How many do you have?
Even though the season seems like a big jumble of activity, we love nearly every bit of it. Seeing our families and the joy of being together warms our hearts. Tell me about your traditions, I would love to hear about them!
October’s Theme: Your Favorite Scary Story
In lue of Halloween, I’ve decided to get into the spirit and see what scary stories you enjoy around this time. I personally don’t favor the frightening and things that go bump in the night, but I’m interested in stories and you never know what will inspire… So for this month’s writing fun: give your favorite scary story. Title and short description!
September’s Theme: Inspiration, What Is/Are Yours?
Really, this month’s theme is… what inspires you? In any aspect of our lives, there are things all around us that inspire us to accomplish our goals and to keep moving forward with our dreams. What is/are yours?
August’s Theme: Interview One of Your Characters!
What is your character like? What do they enjoy doing? What do they do in their free time? What do their daily lives look like? Interview one of your characters and share it here for this month’s theme!
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July’s Theme: Create conflict for you character and what they will try as solutions:
In a story that I am revising and editing right now, my main character is told she will loose all memory of her mate and vice versa. Since she is a private investigator they also give her the task of finding a missing child. Her goal to reunite with her mate and find the missing child. Some things that she tries are performing the bond with her mate. When the bond takes hold she will know she has a mate to find. Searching for clues (since she is given a case file) to the missing child may possibly lead to her unknown mate. Another conflict: Everyone around her will forget her relationship with her mate so they will be of no help to her. With limited time lift before losing their memories her and her father work to find a way to let her know to find her mate after the bond had taken place. The only thing is branding her own skin with a few words.
So, what conflicts can you create for you character and what are some of the solutions they try to overcome the conflicts?
June’s: Describe your favorite setting:
Is your favorite setting from a book you’ve read or is it a place you’ve visited or would like to visit? What is special about it that caused you to favor it as you do? Is it a place you hope to visit someday or have visited? I can tell you one of my favorite settings are the ones shown in LOTR. I love rolling hills, prairies, and space to roam. I have yet to visit, but it is definitely on my list! So, what is your favorite setting? Why is it your favorite setting? Go on… Let us know! We may add it to our list of places to visit or use our imagination to envision such a place!
May’s: What characteristics of your life/you have you included into one of your stories?
What habits, likes, dislikes, personality traits, etc have you strategically placed in one of your novels, short stories, etc? Me, personally, I have created a character with red hair, who loves hot chocolate (or dark chocolate in general) and has some of my habits such as stretching my fingers and the ability to move my ears and my nose. How about you? What characteristics do your characters share with you?
April’s: Funny Scene
In conjunction with April Fools Day, I have decided to make this month’s theme pertain to a scene from a book, movie or life that you felt was the funniest you ever read or witnessed. Get ready for some laughs!
March’s: Letter From You to Your Readers
To continue last month’s topic of ways to say ‘Thanks’ to all your readers. This month’s topic is: If you were to write a letter to a specific reader or all your readers in general, what would you include in that letter. Would you say a personal ‘Thank You’, include your other products/books, ask for suggestions, or just praise them for being an awesome reader?
February’s : Best free ways to say ‘Thanks’.
As a writer, I look for ways to say “Thank You” to all my readers. Comment below to give ways you say thank you to your readers. I will also be posting things that I come up with. Feel free to share with others. Let’s build an arsenal of Thank You’s to show we appreciate our readers!
If you are a reader: what things would you like to see as a ‘Thank you’? Please be sensible and don’t go overboard with ideas. Thank you. 🙂 Have Fun!
January’s Topic: Character description.
Choose a character or use the picture below for inspiration and write about them. Their description, hobbies, jobs, likes, dislikes, family, friends, favorites, habits, backstory, and whatever else comes to your mind. Use this as a way to flesh out your current character, new character or one that you have been thinking about for some time. Let the words flow!
Picture done by Mystic Moon Media, LLC artist Cherie Gerhardt who does amazing work! Visit her at http://www.mysticmoonmedia.com
Let your fingers fly and tell what you would include!