Jumpstart Mondays

Jumpstart #47: Writing prompt

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Picture Books | 0 comments

INTRO: Every Monday is Jumpstart Monday so I will be trying out things to help me get into my writing for the week; hopefully these will help you too. Chhhaaanges…So after thinking about this a lot, I’ve decided to stop including my own response to the prompts here. Yes, I’m still doing them myself, but I really want these to be something you can use yourselves without any undue influence by me.And this will get you in the groove for my website overhaul where you can sign up for individual email announcements, including Jumpstart Monday, which won’t have my response...

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Jumpstart #46: Writing prompt

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Picture Books | 0 comments

INTRO: Every Monday is Jumpstart Monday so I will be trying out things to help me get into my writing for the week; hopefully these will help you too. Prompt: Identify one thing your character loves and believes s/he can’t live without. Write a few lines, either free writing/brainstorming or an actual scene. My take: Sheridan loves nature and it helped her maintain her sanity, but she gave it up when she became friends with Emma, who made fun of her collection of rocks and driftwood. Sheridan hid them away and eventually forgot about them. But then she comes across them and starts to...

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Jumpstart #45: Writing prompt

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Picture Books | 0 comments

INTRO: Every Monday is Jumpstart Monday so I will be trying out things to help me get into my writing for the week; hopefully these will help you too. Prompt: Picture prompt, peeps! Check it out. Work it. My take: I can’t share my take because I’m so excited about the idea, I’m writing a complete picture book! Besides, my website revamp will include different newsletters/emails you can subscribe to and one will be Jumpstart Monday without my take so you can be free to use them on your own. I hope you have as much fun with this picture as I did. Woo hoo! My gratitude to the...

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Jumpstart #45: Writing prompt

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays | 0 comments

INTRO: Every Monday is Jumpstart Monday so I will be trying out things to help me get into my writing for the week; hopefully these will help you too. Prompt: What is your main character’s favorite holiday and why? My take: I’m using a character from a work-in-progress chapter book. Her favorite holiday is Halloween because she loves to dress up and she loves to get all the candy, to feel the weight of her bag in her hands as she goes from house to house. Share...

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Jumpstart #45: Writing prompt

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays | 0 comments

INTRO: Every Monday is Jumpstart Monday so I will be trying out things to help me get into my writing for the week; hopefully these will help you too. Prompt: Think of a secondary character in your story to whom your main character might want to send a Valentine (even if he or should doesn’t actually send it.) What would your character write in the Valentine? My take: I’m using Sheridan from my work-in-progress novel. She’s pretty cynical so here goes: Do you think there’s a candy heart that says “This sucks”? If I cared about anyone, it would be you. But...

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Jumpstart #44: Writing prompt

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays | 0 comments

INTRO: Every Monday is Jumpstart Monday so I will be trying out things to help me get into my writing for the week; hopefully these will help you too. Prompt: Her voice dropped to a whisper. “Did you hear that?” My take: Her voice dropped to a whisper. “Did you hear that?” I shook my head, even though I knew she couldn’t see it in the dark. Kara always did have keener hearing than me. “It sounded like–” Whoosh. Something brushed past me, light and heavy at the same time. “Kara, did you feel that?” I whispered harshly....

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