Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Writing Prompt #9

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Long Way Down



Chills.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Writing Prompt #8

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Writing Prompt #7

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Beasts Made of Night

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Writing Prompt #6

Wednesday has arrived! Happy writing!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Dear Martin



As you can (somewhat) see from the surroundings, I own quite a few books written by or about Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So the title of Nic Stone's debut was enough to pique my interest. Then I read the synopsis and needed to get my hands on a copy ASAP!

I'm so glad that I did! Although the book is fairly short, it manages to pack so many heavy topics between the pages without feeling dense or slow. Thoughts coming soon!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Writing Prompt #5

Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone!

NaNoWriMo 2017 is officially upon us! While I've been aware of the challenge for two years, I've never participated in it. That changes today! My primary focus is on cleaning up my first YA speculative sci-fi, CODE WALKER.

During my undergraduate at Emory University, I worked at Emory University Hospital in the pharmacy (inpatient, OR). As an employee, we were required to carry around code cards with our IDs so that we would always know what any all calls were about. I remember working in the STAT hood during one night shift (9:30PM - 7:30AM), reading over the codes (things got pretty slow around 2:00AM) and coming upon CODE WALKER. My mind instantly formed a picture - albeit a very different one than what I envision as I'm writing - of a patient walking out of a hospital. I wondered what their story would be...and now I'm writing it.

My second project doesn't really have a title, but I call it DETERMINED in my head. This story was inspired by an article I read in The Stone Reader: Modern Philosophy in 133 Arguments.

Anyway, enough of that. Is anybody out there yet? If so, are you writing anything for NaNoWriMo?

Either way, if you need a warm-up to get the words flowing, here's a writing prompt! Happy Wednesday, happier writing!

Ruthe

Also, check out this post for tricks to help you get the draft done without your inner editor prolonging the process!

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