Denise’s Doings

A Whole New Look and Approach

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Denise's Doings | 2 comments

A Whole New Look and Approach

Hi! We are gearing up for the big website switchover so I am holding off writing any new posts until that happens. Just so you aren’t caught unaware, this is how things will roll once the new site is up and running: Blab-o-Denise will become more of a forum for me to be a little more personal, rather than “tips and tricks” oriented; a place for us to get to know each other as people as well as writers. For those of you who enjoy the Jumpstart Monday prompts, Writer’s Studio, First Page Friday, and the like…fear not! I will be setting up mailing lists for those...

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Post prompt: writing the end of a scene

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Denise's Doings | 0 comments

So yesterday I offered part of scene and challenged myself (and anyone else who’s willing) to write the end of the scene. Mine’s in bold after the text I provided yesterday: Jonathan sat in his room long after the sun had gone down, thinking about the bomb his mom had dropped a few hours earlier. It pissed him off that in decisions this big, that affected everyone in the family, he and his sisters didn’t have any say in the matter. They just had to move because they were dependent on their parents. He’d learned that word at school last week. He didn’t like to be...

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Post-prompt: Writing from a Photo

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012 in Denise's Doings | 0 comments

Yesterday I posted the picture below with the instruction:¬†Write two to three sentences that bring us into this scene, let us know what happened just before this image and feel free to use dialogue. Be creative! My Attempt “Hurry, Darla! The White Rabbit can’t be too far ahead of us.” Sarah tugged at the leash, wishing for once that her dog’s legs were just a little bit longer. Alice had told her about the White Rabbit on the playground that morning. “He wears clothes and has a big watch, just like in the book!” Sarah has always wanted to go to Wonderland....

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