Category Archives: Surprise Prompt

It Takes Two: A Writing Contest

2014 will mark the third year of collaboration between Write on Edge and Bannerwing Books: Precipice, our literary anthology, is turning three! To celebrate, we are co-hosting a flash-writing contest with Bannerwing! From the entry pool, two pieces will be chosen for inclusion in Precipice, Volume 3, one chosen by the community, one by the…

The Cats are Away, Let’s Have a Giveaway!!

There’s nothing worse than being the only one hanging out while everyone else basks in the sun of Florida and the…what’s in Toronto? Sun? Rain? Moose? Regardless, the editors are on vacation and I’m here alone. I spent most of the morning sitting at my desk, spinning my chair and trying to stick pencils in the…

99 Problems… and a giveaway ain’t one

Surprise! It’s our 900th post, and we want to celebrate with you. We know you’re busy. We know you’ve got to-do lists longer than War and Peace, but we hope you’ll play the surprise prompt game with us today. Listen to Hugo talk about his 99 Problems and link up a response. The link is…

Our Holiday Favorite Link Up!

To our writers who celebrate, Merry Christmas! Regardless of what holidays you observe, Cheryl, Angela, Mandy, John, and I want to wish everyone peace, joy, and light in the darkness. May 2013 bring happiness, health, and words! Instead of a prompt and weekend link up this week, we want to hear from you: what was…

Mad Libs with Write on Edge

Do you have your lists ready?  If not, go find out what 30 words you need! Here’s the template to cut and paste into your post, inserting the words from your list.  We’re trusting you to fill in your original word choices, no matter how silly they seem. After all, what fun is a tea…

April Foolery Continues: Write On Edge Mad Libs

Be honest, did you play (or fall for!) any April Fool’s pranks yesterday? In order to keep things playful around here, since tomorrow’s prompt also asks you to think about a prank or a joke, we thought we’d try a little game. Welcome to the first edition of Mad Libs with Write on Edge! All you need to do for…

Leap Year Surprise Prompt!

  Since it’s Leap Year, we thought we would squeeze one extra prompt out of February. 1. I am going to give you an opening line. 2. The first person who comments adds the next line. Be it narrative or dialogue, the line should move the story forward and build on the previous in a…

A Surprise Prompt!

On your mark. Get set. Write! This Linky is open for the next 16 hours (that’s until 10pm PST). Take a look at the photo below and write. Don’t think too hard, just write what comes. Fiction or non-fiction. Don’t spend too long. Have fun!