And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Dream dictionaries have been around as long as people have had dreams. Interestingly, if you consult a few of them, they nearly always tend to have totally different things to say about specific objects or symbols. Dreams, unlike words themselves, don’t seem to be nicely definable! At any rate, today’s prompt is to write entries for an imaginary dream dictionary. Pick one (or more) of the following words, and write about what it means to dream of these things: Teacup Dreams of teacups are Symbolic of lost lovers An empty heart waits Hammer A symbol of hopeRead More →

failure on your tongue bitter tang of brussel sprouts hard to swallow whole Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is about something abstract – perhaps an ideal like “beauty” or “justice,” but which discusses or describes that abstraction in the form of relentlessly concrete nouns. Adjectives are fine too! What a great prompt, such possibilities! Love as confectionery, sugary sweet fairly floss, salted caramel toffee, or chocolate, dark and bitter or filled with sweet surprises. Sounds good right? I thought so but I wrote that instead.  Read More →

Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is based on a secret shame, or a secret pleasure. It could be eating too many cookies, or bad movies, or the time you told your sister she could totally brush her teeth with soap. It’s up to you. Happy writing! Stories and poems Conversations with my muse Secret writer’s blogRead More →

wonder why it is this song got stuck in my head caught by the chorus This week the new Three Days Grace album ‘Outsider’ was released so like I do, I have listened to it over and over (another good song from their back catalogue) and for me this is the standout song. Love the music, love the lyrics… #writinggoals ‘Cause everyone’s living in black and white But we see each other in a different lightRead More →