Literary Scavenger Hunts: The MacGuffin & Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Sam Spade, and Others | Writer’s Digest

Who is MacGuffin, and how is he (or she) used in storytelling? Find out what we mean when we say MacGuffin, including how MacGuffins are used in Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, James Bond, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and other stories.

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#BookTour “Strands of Truth” by Colleen Coble — Nesie’s Place

on Tour September 9 – October 4, 2019 Synopsis: Strands of Harper Taylor’s childhood are resurfacing—but will the truth save her . . . or pull her under? Harper Taylor is used to being alone— after all, she grew up in one foster home after another. Oliver Jackson finally took her under his wing […]

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#ShareAReviewDay – THE PRINCE’S MAN by Deborah Jay — The Write Stuff

While Marcia is ensconced in her writing cave, I thought I’d hijack #ShareAReviewDay with the latest review for the opening novel in my Five Kingdoms epic fantasy series, THE PRINCE’S MAN. I’ve had a tough few weeks (months, really), and this lovely review helped lift my spirits: REVIEW: D. W. Peach 5.0 out of 5 […]

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#Haikai Challenge #106 (9/30/19) Rosh Hashanah #Haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Frank J. Tassone

Courtesy of the UFT via Facebook

Hope you enjoyed the Equinox, haijin! Congratulations to last week’s contributors:

Haikai Challenge Participants

1. Dwight L. Roth
2. Tessa
3. Reena Saxena
4. Jane Dougherty
5. Pat R
6. Xenia Tran
7. Xenia Tran (2)
8. Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr
9. Janice
10. Jules
11. Deborah
12. Jade Li/Lisa
13. joem18b
14. Revived Writer
15. Linda Lee Lyberg
16. Jane Dougherty
17. Kerfe Roig

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Well, this week I’ve had an unprecedented delay, haven’t I? Forgive me, dear haijin: I’ve enjoyed this weekend! With good reason, for Rosh Hashanah 2019 began at sundown on Sunday!

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה), literally meaning the “head [of] the year”, is the Jewish New Year. The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah (יוֹם תְּרוּעָה), literally “day of shouting or blasting”. It is the first…

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October 2019 Writing Prompts — Putting My Feet in the Dirt

Hey Everyone, I was in the mood for some story starter prompts this month, so that’s why these are a bit longer. Enjoy! ~M The fizzled enchantment and other stories of ruin Along the weathered, winding trail A swirling sea of mushrooms The place where silence had a voice Marching through the elements of time […]

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

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Monday was officially the first day of fall here in the northern hemisphere. We’ve had an interesting spring and summer in Utah. We started with a lot of rain in June, followed by almost no rain in July, and then a bit of a mixed bag in August. September has been undecided in its weather loyalties, going from highs in the upper 90s in Salt Lake City, to barely cracking the low 60s. We have a saying (that is probably common to 90% of the world): “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes and it will change.”

We are now in my favorite time of year. I love everything about fall. I love the changing leaves, the crisp feeling of a chill in the air, every holiday between now and New Years, and even a bit of snow.

Whether you are going from summer to fall or winter…

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Your Daily Word Prompt – Harvest – October 1, 2019

Your Daily Word Prompt

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Daily Prompts – Words and Images

To participate in This Daily Prompt, all you have to do is publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words, images anything that you like. Put the link (listed below) in your post to create the automatic pingback. You can leave a link to your post in the comments if you wish.

Today’s Word:        Harvest     

Please link to this prompt in your post by using this URL link in the text of your post or at the end of your post:

Make sure to check out the comment links and pingbacks to view other posts inspired by today’s prompt.

Thank you and happy blogging. 


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