writrs:

Flash Fiction Prompt: Spectres, Apparitions and Spooks
Write a Ghost Story except from the perspective of the ghost. Try to tell either the story of how they died and why they became a ghost OR tell a story about them interacting within their current situation. Some things to consider:
Does the ghost know that they are dead? Do they have any knowledge of their past or of how they died?
Where are they? In which time period, world, or plane do they exist? Do they haunt a specific location, are they tied to a specific object?
Is your ghost friendly or vengeful? Are they residual, demonic or poltergeists?
Are there other ghosts or creatures or humans around them?
Can they interact with humans? Can they interact with their surroundings.
[If you need more info on this month’s challenge please visit Writrs #4xF FAQ or www.fourbyflash.com]

writrs:

Flash Fiction Prompt: Spectres, Apparitions and Spooks

Write a Ghost Story except from the perspective of the ghost. Try to tell either the story of how they died and why they became a ghost OR tell a story about them interacting within their current situation. Some things to consider:

  • Does the ghost know that they are dead? Do they have any knowledge of their past or of how they died?
  • Where are they? In which time period, world, or plane do they exist? Do they haunt a specific location, are they tied to a specific object?
  • Is your ghost friendly or vengeful? Are they residual, demonic or poltergeists?
  • Are there other ghosts or creatures or humans around them?
  • Can they interact with humans? Can they interact with their surroundings.

[If you need more info on this month’s challenge please visit Writrs #4xF FAQ or www.fourbyflash.com]

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petermorwood:

robinchan33:

wahnwitzig:

Antique key pistols. 

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can you say weapon of choice

The really odd (and oldest) one is No.1 - it’s a matchlock with as far as I can see, no pan cover. Turn the key, and all the priming powder falls out. Oops. Back to the drawing board…

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Rereading parts of your novel while writing is like doubling back at rerunning parts of a marathon midrace.
Chris Baty (via writingquotes)

juliettetang:

A rainy day reading list
1. Atonement by Ian McEwan
2. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene
3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
4. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
6. The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
8. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
9. Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin
10. Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

juliettetang:

A rainy day reading list

1. Atonement by Ian McEwan

2. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene

3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

4. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

5. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

6. The Hound of Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

7. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

8. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

9. Home Cooking by Laurie Colwin

10. Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner

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the-library-and-step-on-it:

Boekhandel Bijleveld in Utrecht (The Netherlands), one of my favourite book shops!

(Picture credit: I Know This Great Little Place In Utrecht.)

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fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Character A from your ship travels back in time and meets Character B in the past. At what point in Character B’s past does A stumble in on? What does Character A do? Will it affect the present timeline?

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A first novel is a first love affair, nothing will be this intense again.
Penny Sumner (via writingquotes)


Writers shouldn’t underestimate the difficulty of what they’re doing, and they should treat it with great seriousness. You’re doing something that really matters, you’re telling stories that have an impact on other people and on the culture. You should tell the best stories you can possibly tell and put everything you’ve got into it.
David Guterson (via writingquotes)

nat-sg:

artist-refs:

Islamic Headscarves by ArsalanKhanArtist

Heck yeah, I needed to know about this.

nat-sg:

artist-refs:

Islamic Headscarves by ArsalanKhanArtist

Heck yeah, I needed to know about this.

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writing tip #762:

gr8writingtips:

write with your heart. cut it out of your body and slam it against the keyboard

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