Our local library
Simply recommend a book or a story to all of us here greedy readers on Prose. A lot of amazing people on this page are left unnoticed, or lost in the gigantic sea of other authors. Those people often pour their hearts out in their stories and books, creating worlds that you want to sink in completely, and yet are being somehow left in the sidelines... So, if you read a book here on Prose that captivated you, and made everything around you slightly blur out for a little while... Share it with us! Post a link to a book or a short story that made you stay for longer, and add a few words about it. (I will start ;))
Write about a smell... as if it were a friend
Write about a strange scent you smelled on a walk through the trees, or at home in your living room as if it had it's own personality and feelings. You can only use smells and it has to be within 300 words
Count your blessings
In this time when we are continually being assaulted with bad news because of the pandemic, climate change, and the wrong doing of people who should really know better, count the things you are thankful for. I find this a productive way to bring the positives back into my life. Keep it under a 1000 words and it doesn't matter what form you decide to use. I'll read them all and pick a winner in a couple of weeks.
This is the place to either use or display your idea fragments. Poems, prose, short stories, books, essays, etc. Anything works! Just use some of the random pieces of ideas that you have collected. If you don't have inspiration to use your fragments, or you don't have time, or whatever it may be, but you are still interested in sharing some of your idea fragments, you can just share the little bits and pieces that you have laying around or compiled somewhere by listing them. You can use as many Idea fragments as you want or are able to. I'd love to see your snippets of thoughts, so tag me please! ( @MariAntoinette )
Do you have a riddle to share? Post yours and let's have some fun!
Winner Gets the "Riddle-Riddle Certificate Award" Make absolutely certain you tag me in the comment box as @Danceinsilence ... it insures that I read your work but I won't say it insures I'll know the answer. I'll start it off so you get the idea, come take a look.
Advance a Word Into the Presses!
The only way that a new word can be added to the dictionary is if that word is already being used by a considerable group of people. This means that many useful, silly, or time-saving words are rejected from formal print. I invite my fellow writers to present a word that they believe should be considered for the dictionary (and how it is used), so that we may begin using these words in our own writing, spreading its use. I look forward to seeing what new vocabulary I may obtain through this challenge.
Take one (or maybe, if you wish to, a couple) of your older pieces, and translate it into what would be considered Shakespearean language. I would say, try to pick a piece you enjoy a lot, so it will be easier to translate. Try to remember to tag me because I'm not the best at remembering to check for new posts. ( @MariAntoinette )
So NaNoWroMo has the dare machine. If you get stuck you can use it to help you out. However... sometimes you just can't find a good one. So, give me some dares to help over come writer's block. Keep it clean and PG-13 please and thank you!
Romanticize someone/something. It can be a fictional character, the love of your life, your dog, yourself, the wall. If you need a fictional character to romanticize but can't choose, you can do multiple or you can romanticize Aoife Enchantress, a character of my creation. You'd have to look at my pinterest board or my story Enchantress though. If the winner chooses, they get a free (signed) copy of my book once it comes out.
Lighthearted, silly, short poems, flash fiction stories, or small set of sentences... spelling errors required
Pretend your spelling is like a six year old's; the only words they can spell correctly are: you, the, a, an, I, cat, bat...etc. They write a lot based on the pronounciation of words. Rite a short poim, flash fikshun storie, or smaull set of sentenses with spelleng misteaks... Sort of like the cows from Chick-Fil-A except a little more extreme. 57 words or less... Tag me in the comments please! (AND HAVE FUN)
I always used to say "de-thaw" when I meant "thaw". My husband always used to say "as if though.." instead of "as if.." or "as though.." It's alarming how easily we can misinterpret our own language. But it's also sometimes amusing and interesting to think of the origins of words when they may mean something completely different today. Write about some of these word discrepancies, either in your personal experience or in the culture as a whole, and guess at or tell us the origin of their misinterpretation, even if you don't know how they came to be.