Saturday Scribes Writing Prompts: Oct. 23rd

Theme: Inside-Out

Words:
beyond
mushroom
synergy
isolate

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Saturday Scribes Writing Prompt: Oct. 16

Only 17 days until the start of NaNoWriMo. Get your poetry and short story writing fix in now, because come November, it’ll be nothin’ but novel for 30 days.

Theme: Versatility

Words:
chameleon
fickle
trump
promise

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Saturday Scribes Writing Prompts: Oct. 9th

On time this week!  Don’t forget to sign up for NaNoWriMo if you haven’t already. Only 23 days to go…

In November, along with the usual Saturday Scribes prompts there will be special novel-development prompts and exercises, for those working on their 50k-novel-in-30-days.  Participants are welcome to post links to their NaNo novel excerpts during the month of November.

Theme: Preparation

Words:
scramble
brag
human
factory

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Saturday Scribes (belated) Writing Prompts Oct. 5

Away again over the weekend, once again finding myself without internet access. I keep thinking we’re living in a Bruner/Gibson future where everything is connected, and then finding out my computer isn’t compatible with the hotel’s “plug ‘n’ play” internet access, and that my phone has mysteriously run out of minutes when it should be topping up automatically. Sigh. So here they are, a bit later than expected. Enjoy!

The overall theme for this week’s prompts is by request, in anticipation of All Hallow’s Eve (some of our writers wanted to try their hand at writing a scary story for Oct. 31st). I’ve included more than the usual amount of words, so for this week don’t feel you need to use all of them, just pick whichever ones get your fingers twitching.

Theme: What goes bump in the night

Words:
 darkness
 razor
 
whisps
 slithery
 circling
 black

 patter
 drainpipes
 dripping

 prickle
 tangled
 buried

(All of this week’s words were taken, somewhat randomly, from Neil Gaiman’s Hugo award winning novel “The Graveyard Book“)

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Saturday Scribes Writing Prompts Sept. 25

Theme: Choice

Words:
boardwalk
sparks
circling

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Saturday Scribes Writing Prompts Sept. 18

We’re back! Writing prompts are posted weekly, first thing on Friday, from September through June, with a break during the December holiday season. Once the prompts are up, you can feel free to post a link to your creative writing (whatever form it may take). Writers are also welcome to browse the site for earlier prompts, but if you want people to read your stuff it’s best to post your link in the most current Scribes posting. Contributions of writing quotes and links to news and articles of interest to writers are also welcome, as long as they’re not advertising anything commercial (links to writing contests and conferences are okay). Enjoy!

Theme: Precarious

Words:
guided
irresistible
sunspot
bravado

As usual, remember comments are semi-moderated, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away. Newcomers can learn more about Saturday Scribes here (including how to do a permalink to your post) and read the prompt guidelines here.

Fall Writing Prompts Start Sept. 18

Just a short note to let everyone know that the Saturday Scribes Writing Prompts will be starting up again on Sept. 18th. Prompts are posted on Fridays, after which point you can feel free to post links to your creative writing contributions any time over the weekend.

Hope you all had a good summer!

2009 Hugo Winners

Winners of the 2009 Hugo Awards are up, as of August 9th:

http://www.thehugoawards.org/2009/08/2009-hugo-award-winners/

I have to say, I think it’s totally awesome that Dr. Horrible’s SingAlong Blog won for Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form.    Way to go Joss!  And another one of my favourite guys, Neil Gaiman, won for best novel.  I’m not sure, but it might be the first time that a YA novel has won in that category. 

Now I have to start scrounging around in the local book stores and start doing some serious reading.  It’s been far too long since I bothered to check out new SF authors (I’ve been a bit of a creature of habit, genre/reading wise lately).

Some Writerly Tidbits for August

Saturday Scribes Sunday Prompts July 19

Sorry for the late posting. Yet another whirlwind trip out of town, in the midst of major rennovations. This is why I usually suspend weekly prompts during July & August! These will be the last prompts for the summer, then we’ll (hopefully) be resuming them in September. If this is your first time here, feel free to make use of this week’s or any other previous week’s prompts. You can continue to post links in the comments section to any creative writing you wish to share throughout the rest of the summer. Happy writing, all!

Theme: Comedy/Tragedy

Words:
brother
mistaken
society
muffins

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