A rock in the shoe

The #5amWritersClub virtual retreat starts today, Friday, April 23, 2021. For the past two months, we 20 participants have worked hard, preparing our manuscript synopses, 10-page samples, and peer critiques. We've also done a series of writing segments in response to prompts. Below is my quick-writing response to the prompt, "a rock in the shoe". … Continue reading A rock in the shoe

Three brushes with death

#5amWritersClub Virtual Retreat—Weekly Writing Prompt—‘Brush With Death’ Every character has had some brush with death in their history. Perhaps they were a witness to an accident, maybe they saved someone, or they almost died. Whatever it was, these moments often shape a character's point of view. Write a scene where your character either experiences a … Continue reading Three brushes with death


#5amWritersClub Virtual Retreat—Weekly Writing Prompt—‘Corners’ Your main character has painted themself into a corner. What does the corner look like? Is it a plot corner where they take a risk by moving in any direction? Is it an emotional corner where they take an internal risk? Is it both? How will they get out? This … Continue reading Corners