It’s the last Sunday of the month again and so it’s time for the Sunday Write-Up (yay!)
Everyone is welcome to take part in this monthly event, whether you’ve published fifty books or are just deciding to write for the very first time.
The idea is easy:
- Take the five words from the bottom of this post
- Write a short story (less than 2,500 words), a few paragraphs of a snapshot scene, a poem…whatever you like. Post it on your own blog.
- Link your post back to here in the comments section.
- Take a look at what other authors did with the same prompts – learn, share and comment with them.
- Each month, we’ll share some of our favourite contributions to the feature with our Facebook and Twitter followers.
As always, don’t worry about it being long, short, perfectly edited…the idea is to just let your imagination run wild on something you’ve never even thought about writing before, blast out a piece in however much time you have on your Sunday (or the few days afterwards).
So, here’s today’s prompts – include all five in your piece and see what you come up with.
Today’s five words are:
idea why stupid handsome hello
Thanks for joining us for the first Sunday Write-Up feature, I’m looking forward to seeing what people do with the prompts today 🙂 Don’t forget to come back and link your post back to us here, so that people can come visit you and check out your piece.
And don’t worry about it being long, short, perfectly edited or any of those things. The idea is to just let your imagination run wild on something you’ve never even thought about writing before, blast out a piece in however much time you have on your Sunday (or the few days afterwards).
So, here’s the prompts – random words picked up from adverts that have just been on TV – include all five in your piece and see what you come up with. I’ll be back to link up my post soon 🙂
Today’s five words are:
follow missed bird delivery eye
Sc-r-ee-c-h *huge wooden door swings open*
“Welcome, welcome! The day has finally arrived and our first ever Horrorfest is here!”
To get myself in the mood, I’m typing this post as I watch the end of The Walking Dead series 2…I don’t fancy the sheriff’s chances right now 😦 Anyway – I’m sure he’ll find some way to elude the multitude of zombies beating down the barn door and so let’s get on with our own show… our opening feature on Halloween comes up next.
The nights are getting darker, shadows grow longer and what is that on the horizon? Pumpkins, witches hats and fake blood…? Oh yes! It’s Horrorfest time!
If you’ve not already secured your spooky space on the event, with a short story, interview, guest post or review of a horror book, then time is running out. Drop us a line at bonniesyorkie at gmail dot com and find out how you can take part!
And if you’re too much of a chicken to take part – just tune in from 21st October when our first features will appear.
After the success of our Indie Month at Aside from Writing in May, we really wanted to do another ‘feature month’ on the blog – and here it is!
We’ll be hosting our first ‘horror fest’ in October on the run up to Halloween. As this is the first time we’ve done it we’re looking for horror authors, or just creative types with spooky short stories up their sleeves, to take part. We’d also love to feature some reviews by bloggers of any ghost / horror books they’ve read and would like to share with us.
Our own group of authors who run the blog will be testing their skills writing in the genre and posting them for you to scream (or laugh) at. We’d really love to feature more short stories from the creepy side of life, so if you’ve got one you’d like to showcase – get in touch! We also have a range of other features to offer authors – if you would like to take part, with an interview, guest post or ‘book of the day’ feature, please contact us at bonniesyorkie at gmail dot com
(You know what to do with the email address, put the right symbols in to keep the spammers from our door!)