As this week comes to a close, I’m just getting back home after a week of a Day Job conference in sunny Arizona. Among other topics, I found it interesting that the conference, which was focused on green businesses, included a couple of sessions around storytelling.
Apparently even the business community understands the power of a well-told story.
As usual, I took my latest draft manuscript along with me to work on in the evenings after the conference and, as usual, I brought it home untouched. Long days packed full of information, networking, and sensory overload are just not conducive to creative writing – at least not for me.
Now that I’m back, the suitcase is unpacked, and I’ve gone through the stack of accumulated mail, it’s time to pull out the writing journal and get some new words on the page.
Care to join me?
Hopefully you have had a little time for yourself and your writing this week, whether it’s a few stolen moments or a luxurious block of time.
For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with.
If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, feel free to give our weekly writing prompt a try. This week we’ve got a starting sentence and some random words to work with.
Here is today’s writing prompt:
Write a story that includes: something floating in the swimming pool
And includes any (or all) of the following random words:
ripple flicker shade depth
breeze killjoy parrot shadow
moonbeam symbolic acrobat daredevil
headphones cougar contestant bludgeon
Whether you’re sharing a bit of your current work or writing something fresh based on the writing prompt, we hope you’ll join us for today’s Story Time.
Happy writing to all!