Saturday, October 30, 2010

#239 - Intense

I tried to think of a prompt that took advantage of the fact that this week's Sunday Scribbling falls on All Hallows Eve, but I didn't want to put anyone off who may not be a Hallowe'en celebrant.  Either way this point of the year always feels a little intense. Colours seem brighter and the days just feel like they are about to be different. There's Hallowe'en, Guy Fawkes, harvest festivals, farmer's markets and changing clocks.  So whether you choose to write a horror story, a creepy tale of goblins, the recipe for a witches brew, a rich chocolate fantasy, or a completely unrelated tale, make sure it is in keeping with the season wherever you are.

The prompt this week is: intense.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

#238 - Curious

What do you make of curious?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

#237 - Harvest

As I sat looking out at a beautiful autumn day, I asked my husband what the prompt this week should be and he said, "harvest."  A perfectly seasonal prompt, (at least for those of us in the Northern hemisphere) this week please tell us what you think of: harvest.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

#236 - Essential

The prompt this week comes from the book, Walking on Alligators by Susan Shaughnessy. In it she quotes Voltaire: "The secret of being tiresome is to tell everything."

In writing and in life, the secret is sometimes in what you leave out. 

"Start now to separate out what is essential for what you will write today. What you set aside is not lost. It remains, a part of your growing capital of ideas." - Susan Shaughnessy

Tell us what is essential for you today - but only tell us the essential bits.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

#235 - Flashback

The prompt for this week isn't one you've seen before, but I hope that it is one that will help you remember!  It's flashback time!