Elizabeth: Friday Story Time and Sprints

Welcome to the 2018 and a year full of possible stories – some planned, some unexpected, but all sure to be interesting.

We’ve seen some great stories come out of our weekly Friday Writing Sprint random word lists since we started posting them a few years ago, but it seems like now might be a good time to change things up a bit and inspire a fresh batch of creativity.

For those working away on a manuscript, whether a first draft of a polished version on its way to publication, we invite you to share a bit with us on Fridays – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with.

For those without a story in progress, or those who just want to work on something new, we’ll be posting a writing prompt, loosely based on Jamie Cat Callan’s Writer’s Toolbox (why yes, I did receive this as a Christmas gift)

Sound like a plan?

Here is today’s writing prompt:

Write a story that begins:

“The racoon was bad enough, but the ferret was the last straw.”

And includes:

Marsha, the blind librarian

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 Story Time.

Happy writing to all!