Weekly Writing Prompt #106

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Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
September 11th 2017 | #106

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(5) Words: | SAD | WIND | HUG | MOOD | TAKE |

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

Poetry Suggestions

Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 –…

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Writing Links 9/11/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author


Writing Links…9/11/17

Traci Kenworth


  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/09/so-your-character-is-from-lebanon.html Need help with a character from Lebanon?
  2. http://www.magicalwords.net/announce/we-did-it-ooooooour-way/ Time to say goodbye.
  3. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/please-stop-using-initial-caps-as-a-substitute-for-creativity/ Using words as proper nouns when they’re not.
  4. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/09/07/monster-make-2017-foundations-needed-also-a-windemere-monster-poll/ What monsters will you choose? I like those I’ve never heard of, it makes it fresh and interesting.
  5. https://phsolomon.com/2017/09/07/how-do-you-like-your-fantasy-genre/ What books hooked you to fantasy? I started with Marrion Zimmer Bradley, Mercedes Lackey, and Robert Jordan.
  6. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/09/villain-necrologies-and-debacles-lord.html Tolkien’s villains and how they were dispatched.
  7. https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2017/09/09/63224/ Steampunk and its blur of genres.


  1. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/09/when-music-and-ya-collide-behind-song.html Fourteen YA authors share the music behind their stories.
  2. http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/09/ideas-case-study/ Some answers to where we get our ideas.
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/09/calla-devlin-author-of-right-where-you.html On telling the story in you.
  4. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/09/on-college-and-authoring.html Do you need a degree to write? I agree with Avajae—it’s not necessary. A degree to support yourself while writing is the best bet.
  5. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/09/km-walton-editor-of-behind-song-on.html Ever been inspired by a song?
  6. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/09/3-ways-to-rediscover-your-writing-mojo.html A way to rekindle the flame.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/09/08/moving-target-using-thematic-macguffins-to-focus-a-story-by-damon-suede/ Macguffins are…

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September 11th is National Hot Cross Buns Day!

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The celebration of ‘Soul Cakes’ is a perfect and respectful way to celebrate the 9/11 tragedy.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Hot Cross Buns:

  1. A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top.
  2. Ancient Greeks marked cakes with a cross, to symbolize remembrance of those who have past, ‘Soul Cakes’
  3. They are believed by some to pre-date Christianity, although the first recorded use of the term “hot cross bun” was not until 1733.
  4. It is believed that buns marked with a cross were eaten by Saxons in honour of the goddess Eostre (the cross is thought to have symbolised the four quarters of the moon); “Eostre” is probably the origin of the name “Easter”.
  5. In many historically Christian countries, buns are traditionally eaten hot or toasted on Good Friday, with the cross standing as a…

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