Writing Challenge for October


Starting tomorrow, I think it would be a lot of fun to have a monthly writer’s challenge on TWS. We can always use a chance to excercise our creativity, right? Or should  I say “write?”

I plan to make this simple, and hope that a lot of you will enjoy taking part. At the beginning of each month, I’m going to post a list of writing prompts. You may use these in any way you like. Create a poem, a short paragraph or two, or an excerpt from a larger work.  Long or short, serious or funny, it doesn’t matter. This doesn’t have to go anywhere…or it could be a starting point for more, if you like. But for our purposes here, it’s just meant to be a fun feature to stretch our minds, and see how many ways the same words or ideas can be used.

This month’s prompts are:

Candles or candlelight
The colors orange and black
The smell of cinnamon
A racing heart
A cry in the night

Yes, they sound seasonal, which is what inspired my choices, of course. But you don’t have to use them in any seasonal way at all. For instance, the black could be a slinky little date dress, and the orange could be someone’s pet tabby.  You can use one or all of the prompts, but the more the better.

As always, you can promote your books at the end of your post, and include an author bio, or cover photos. If you are a regular contributor, feel free to post directly. If not, send me your offering, and I’ll put it up for you.  And we will, of course, ALL share your submissions via Twitter, Facebook, or our own blogs. And, ANYONE can take part, whether you’ve posted here before or not. The more, the better!

Whaddya say? Let’s have some writing fun. And you have the entire month to play with this. I can’t wait to see what your creative minds can do!  (Oh, and extra points to anyone who can make up a story featuring a big, green snake, and a chocolate frog! 😀 )