Empathy as a writing tool

What’s in a Name? (Part 2)

My sons love Family Feud. Gio, especially, is quite taken with the whole show and has memorized the sequence so much that he has gotten quite good at “fast money”. We indulge this hour of family time each evening, careful to note that the innuendo and adult material flies right over their heads, leaving us with…

Writing Prompt: 2014, Week 4

A misty prompt for your writing pleasure this week: The Low-Down: 500 word limit, all genres of creative writing are welcome linky is open until Thursday, January 23, at 11:55pm Pacific Use the quote as an opening/closing line, draw inspiration from a single word within it, or choose the photo instead. Use the photo, or…

The power of prompts

I won’t lie. For a while I stopped responding to our own prompts. It wasn’t that I didn’t find them interesting — after all, I write a bunch of them, and I don’t try to bore anyone — but time was tightening. I had projects to edit and story ideas in my brain and in my drafts…

What doing squats taught me about writing goals.

At the beginning of January – in the tradition of new year resolutions – I started one of those 30-day challenges that flood Pinterest. My focus for 2014 is HEALTH, so I chose the squats and crunches challenges. On the first day of the month I started with 50 squats and 20 crunches. On the…

Writing Prompt, 2014 Week 3

There is something about a city, especially a tenement, that makes me wonder what stories are unfolding behind all those shaded windows. This week’s prompt is so inspired. The Low-Down: 500 word limit linky is open until Thursday, January 23, at 11:55pm Pacific Use the quote as an opening/closing line, draw inspiration from a single…

This is true…

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What’s in a Name?

  One of my favorite stories to tell is how we came up with the names of our twins. Even though I am quick to tell the asker they should settle in, because those names mean a whole lot to me and how we came to bestow them on Giovanni Damien and Jacob Francesco is not a five…

Writing Prompt: 2014, Week 2

Since we did all that soul searching earlier this week in lieu of a prompt, here’s the prompt you didn’t get. The Low-Down: 500 word limit linky is open until Thursday, January 16, at 11:55pm Pacific Use the quote as an opening/closing line, draw inspiration from it, or choose the photo instead. Use the photo,…