Descriptive Prompt #5: Remote

I take a lot of inspiration from nature. One benefit of living in Wyoming is experiencing the bizarre landscapes we have here. Most places, admittedly, are characterized by a wide, desolate feeling. Our brief "green" season looks somewhat like that weird landscape that Microsoft pushed with one of its older operating systems back in the … Continue reading Descriptive Prompt #5: Remote

The Lost Art of Reading for Leisure

I’ve been thinking a lot about my reading habits lately. As a kid, I gobbled up books like turkey and mashed potatoes. Sadly, I could probably count on one hand the number of books I’ve read in the last few years that were strictly for fun. As a writer and prospective author, this presents a … Continue reading The Lost Art of Reading for Leisure

Descriptive Prompt #4: Gone

I really enjoy post-apocalyptic stories. Sometimes, they're overdone. Man-eating mutants seem to be a staple of the genre, with the remaining bits of humanity clinging to whatever livelihoods they can. There are lots of great video games with this setting, a fair number of decent movies, and maybe a handful of books that pull it … Continue reading Descriptive Prompt #4: Gone

Descriptive Prompt #3: Concrete Rain

This writing prompt image is a little different from the previous ones in that it shows a human presence. Still, this nature theme I've taken an interest in is present here. I don't normally think of the concrete jungle as a part of nature, but the roiling storm here shatters that illusion. I felt like … Continue reading Descriptive Prompt #3: Concrete Rain

Descriptive Prompt #2: Sunset Lake

Good morning, you ambitious writing beasts! I have included another picture here for the Descriptive Prompt series. For an example of how this works, see my previous article, "The Tree." I, as the lone contributor last time, included my description in the comments section. I will do the same here in short order. Since I … Continue reading Descriptive Prompt #2: Sunset Lake

I Write When I Want (Word Count)

I’m sure that most everyone with any experience in writing will agree that, regardless of our usual excitement for a project, we’ll always hit at least one wall along the way—meaning a towering Goliath of fortified stone and metal erected between us and our goal. A solution that I frequently see proposed is simply an … Continue reading I Write When I Want (Word Count)

Descriptive Prompt #1: The Tree

Hello to all of my twelve followers! This is a short post today--I wouldn't even consider this an article in the traditional sense. However, I still think there's value here. This is the first of what I anticipate to be a series of similar exercises in creative description. As a fiction writer (primarily in Sci-Fi/Fantasy), … Continue reading Descriptive Prompt #1: The Tree