Happy 1st Friday in April. Are you as shocked as I am that we’ve already made it though a quarter of the year?
Seriously, has someone been playing with the calendar? The weather outside says it is clearly early January.
Anyway . . . .
There is an interesting article online at the Guardian today – Fifty Shades of White: the long fight against racism in romance novels. It’s long (as the title suggests), but if you’ve got some time, you might consider giving it a read. There’s even a quote in there from Pamela Regis from our McDaniel program.
One of my favorite lines from the article:
“You can relate to shapeshifters, you can relate to vampires, you can relate to werewolves, but you can’t relate to a story written by and about black Americans?” ~ Beverly Jenkins
While you’re reading, I’ll be going through my “saved links” on Facebook. Judging by what I’ve saved – pictures of chocolate bunnies, french onion grilled cheese recipe, Irish cream pound cake – I must always be hungry when I’m logged in there.
Once I’m done procrastinating It will be time to focus on getting some words on the page. I think I’ll start things off with today’s writing prompt.
Care to join me?
For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), if you’re not feeling random, we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with and would like to share.
If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, I hope today’s story prompt and/or random words will catch your creative fancy.
What if: “Your character got on the wrong train?”
Feel free to include any (or all) of the following random words:
honeymoon different smile rival
aftermath numskull bachelor statuesque
ankle headache bliss homicide
serpent moan acrobat impulsive
I look forward to seeing your stories in the comments. If you’re not feeling in the writing mood today, or don’t have time, feel free to post suggestions you might have for future “what-if” prompts. Ideas are always welcome.
Happy writing to all!