Post-prompt Results

Post-prompt: Writing from a picture (horse jumping)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Post-prompt Results | 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. Yesterday we used this picture to get started writing. My take is below: She loved the feel of the horse beneath her–the strength, the power, the speed. It was almost as if she absorbed all of that and became strong and powerful and fast herself. Sometimes she imagined she’d be that when when she slid out of the saddle and stepped onto solid ground. When she had to go back to school where she was small and quiet and walked with a...

Read More

Post-prompt: writing prompt

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Post-prompt Results | 0 comments

Yesterday’s prompt was: The letter was on the table. Gregory couldn’t take his eyes off of it. He… Here’s what I came up with: The letter was on the table. Gregory couldn’t take his eyes off of it. He took a step toward it, then stopped, listening for any sound that might indicate his mother was home. But all he heard was the ticking of the clock on the wall and the slight hum of the refrigerator. He took another step and another. He stood in front of the table, the letter just inches away. He eyed it, the angle of it on the wood, to make sure he could put it...

Read More

Post-prompt: where did I leave off?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Post-prompt Results | 0 comments

Yesterday’s exercise was to help us get mentally prepared by thinking about where we left off on our manuscript and deciding where we wanted to go from there. I decided to focus on the novel, because I did a lot of work on it over the weekend and want to keep up the momentum. I left off when Sheridan, my main character, is getting to know Dominic Amato better. I want to continue showing how their relationship gets closer while working toward her having to deal with her mother. What about you? Were you able to come up with something before going back to your manuscript? Share...

Read More

Post-prompt: picture book prompt

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Post-prompt Results | 0 comments

Yesterday’s prompt was : Cassandra wasn’t your normal, average bear. No, she… Here’s what I came up with: Cassandra wasn’t your normal, average  bear. No, she was not. For one thing, she was small (like a mouse). And hard (not stuffed). And bright orange (not brown, or black, or even a light blue or pink like other bears). I think this is pretty good for a start. I saw her immediately as a teddy bear, not a real bear, and went with that. I can already see some things I would tweak, but that’s for another time.   Share...

Read More

Post-prompt: writing from a picture-backpack girl

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Post-prompt Results | 0 comments

I wondered if I would have noticed her if the platform hadn’t been so empty. Weirdly empty, like she was the only person left (except me, and I was watching her, I wasn’t part of the scene, so I’m not sure I existed or counted in this scenario). She was looking down the tracks, waiting for the right train, her train, the one that would take her away, somewhere. Her blondish hair was pulled up in a bun, a scarf tied loosely around her neck. I wished I could see her eyes, but I guess it really didn’t matter. Her train was now my train. I’d see her eyes up close...

Read More

Post-prompt: rewriting a bad line

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Jumpstart Mondays, Post-prompt Results | 0 comments

Yesterday’s prompt was : She looked around, then wondered what she was seeing because she couldn’t quite understand it. Here’s what I came up with: She looked around, blinking in the sudden darkness. Three pinpricks of light winked and blinked–fireflies? But no, not here n the desert, in the dry heat that threatened to suffocate her if the darkness didn’t now take her. The lights winked again. Eyes. Share...

Read More