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Story Starter Wednesday #3

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{On Story Starter Wednesday I post a prompt that you may like to use as a story starter – a jumping off point, a way into a story you’d like to tell.  Use the line in its entirety or just whatever it inspires in you.

The lines themselves are my response to one word prompts in The Shake’s Creative Challenges. Inspiration begets inspiration!

 If you do use the fragment in your own writing I’d love to read the results!

Feel free to leave me a link in the Comments. }

Wolf and Word Notebook #20

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Good Morning! It appears to be Monday again, so you know what that means, right? Time for me to share some more resources and sources of inspiration from around the web (and the world).

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I shared this one earlier on  the Wolf and Word Facebook page because it is time sensitive so get in quick if you would like to download the screenplays for several of this year’s Oscar-nominated films for free. What a great way to study a quality screenplay. {via Script Magazine.}

I think I’ve mentioned before that I am no fashionista but I did find Sarah Salway’s post Writing in your Swimsuit an interesting read.

Are you a procrastinator like me? You might find Finding your Writing Process – A procrastinator’s journey by Danny Manus has some handy ideas. { via Script Magazine.}

Have you tried any of these Seven Useful Online Writing and Editing Tools ? {via Efren Nolasco }

You may have already heard of Danielle LaPorte, her Desire Map is a great guide to getting clear on what you want, and you may have seen her ‘truthbombs’ floating around on social media but she also shares poetry over on her site. I quite liked this one: Nothing Changes Without Me.

I love this video of Ira Glass explaining ‘the gap‘ via Omeleto.

One of my favourite blogs is actually My Scandinavian Home and carrying over from last week’s admission of a slight obsession with Norway this Serene Norwegian Space has me imagining my future dream home.

And while it is Summer here in Australia these 19 Breathtaking photos of Winter Wonderlands from around the world could have you dreaming of a quick trip overseas (or a nice cold setting for a new story.) {via Modern Met}

 

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Ticking another book off my 2015 list this week I read Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut.  I am happy to say I enjoyed it, as there have been a couple of ‘must-read’ books that I have not really enjoyed recently. I gave it four stars on Goodreads. Feel free to follow me there (and give me your recommendations!).

I also got around to watching The Grand Budapest Hotel which is another fine offering from Wes Anderson, although I must say The Royal Tennenbaums is still my favourite of his movies. It is beautifully filmed and much deserving of its Oscar nominations.

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Have you read or seen anything inspiring lately? 

Know of any must-read writer’s resources? 

Let me know in the comments below. 

A Quote for Sunday – Anais Nin

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Story Starter Wednesday #2

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{On Story Starter Wednesday I post a prompt that you may like to use as a story starter – a jumping off point, a way into a story you’d like to tell.  Use the line in its entirety or just whatever it inspires in you.

The lines themselves are my response to one word prompts in The Shake’s Creative Challenges. Inspiration begets inspiration!

If you do use the fragment in your own writing I’d love to read the results!

Feel free to leave me a link in the Comments. }

Wolf & Word Notebook #19

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It must be Monday, meaning it’s time to share with you the various resources, articles of interest and sources of inspiration I have found lately.

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I’ll kick off this week’s list with a little poetry, firstly I found these Two by Heather Altfeld over at the new Okey-Panky Magazine (an offshoot of Electric Literature.)

And despite the title, I also liked Smelling the things she dreamed of by Broke-Ass Stuart via Medium.

I also just have to share this beautifully written piece by Andie Fox for the What I’m Reading series on the Meanjin blog.

In terms of resources this list of 52 Things Ideas for Writers by Brooke Warner via the Huffington Post has some interesting pointers.

If you are looking to get published and are not yet following Aerogramme Writers’ Studio then you really should get on that. Here’s a link to their list of Publication Opportunities for Writers – February and March 2015   – they post these regularly. They do round-ups of writing contests too. Well worth a look.

I’m not on Wattpad but I think it’s an interesting concept and definitely not something I’ve ruled out completely. Here’s a nice little introductory article – How to Publish on Wattpad via Writer’s Circle.

And I could not rule this out for pure visual inspiration.  Did I ever tell you Norway is very high on my travel wishlist? This might show you why – Norway – A Timelapse Adventure  via Rustad Media.

 

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This week I’ve been reading about some of this year’s Academy Awards contenders in Empire Magazine Australia’s February issue and adding to my ever-increasing list of films I need to see. The full list of nominations can be found here.
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Are you a film fan? What are your picks for this year’s Oscars?

Have you read or seen anything inspiring lately? 

Know of any must-read writer’s resources? 

Let me know in the comments below. 

 

A Quote for Sunday – Always be a Poet

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Story Starter Wednesday #1

In November and December last year I was participating in a little Creative Challenge over at The Shake. The one word prompts can be used for anything creative and I decided to turn them into little fragments of writing; little lines of prose . I had such fun just playing with words and doing something a little creative each day, and is something I definitely want to participate again in the future.

Some of the sentences  I wrote may one day find themselves as part of a bigger story, or perhaps morph into poetry.

But I thought maybe you might also like to read them and use them as story starters yourselves – a jumping off point, a way in to a story you’d like to tell. So I’m going to post one each Wednesday.

If you do use the fragment in your own writing I’d love to read the results! Feel free to leave me a link in the Comments.

So here it is – Wednesday Story Starter #1 .

 

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Wolf and Word Notebook #18

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Hello! Long time no notebook! Here’s a list of some of the noteworthy things I have read lately.

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I can see no better way to begin than with some writing advice from one of the best, so here are  Seven Tips From F. Scott Fitzgerald on How to Write Fiction via Open Culture.

While writing something earlier this week I had a sudden brain block when it came to Who vs That. I had it right originally (thanks brain – we’ve still got it!) but was glad to have my momentary uncertainty remedied thanks to Grammar Girl via Quick and Dirty Tips.

If you want to school yourself on a bunch of those crazy English grammar rules, maybe you should check out The Busy Blogger’s Guide to English Grammar  by Michelle Russell on the Boost Blog Traffic website.

Zoey Martin wrote about Letting go of being a Precious Creative Flower over at the Shake Creative website which is very timely for me as I re-organise my writing schedule for the 100th time and once again remind myself to JUST WRITE. Her tip on concentrating on the one thing may just have changed my life though, as I find it very hard to just write a blog post without deviating to find the perfect image and having everything publish ready before I will start writing a second. No More! It makes a lot of sense and will hopefully lead to a higher post count than last year.

If you are looking to get organised this Calendars Galore post by Kellie at 74 Lime Lane is a bumper round-up of free printable calendars. There are a bunch of different styles and I must admit to downloading a few because I can see them being useful for different purposes and clearly I have a slight calendar addiction.

And just because we live in amazing universe here are some pictures from NASA of Two Galaxies With Supermassive Black Hole Hearts Colliding  via Gizmodo

 

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I finally got to read Burial Rites by Hannah Kent and am happy to say it lived up to all the praise and hype.

We went for a family movie outing to Big Hero 6 and I really enjoyed it. Oh and so did the kids. Disney, I am satisfied with my care.

I picked up a copy of The Rover on Blu-Ray and it is a really well-done film; tense, excruciating, desolate and disturbing.

Have you read or seen anything inspiring lately?

Know of any must-read writer’s resources?

Let me know in the comments below. 

 

A Quote for Sunday – Stay Drunk on Writing

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I wrote this for you

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It seems whenever I leave blogland for a while, I find it harder to find my way back to a regular rhythm. Last years efforts were disjointed to put it mildly,  the posts as scattered as my mind tends to get sometimes.

And this time? I feel like I’m burning up on re-entry.

Do I still belong here?

Did I ever?

{Do I ever belong anywhere?}

It’s not like I’m lacking in ideas or topics, I have so many things I want to write about, so many things I am going to write about this year. It’s just that I always feel a bit stuck on that kind  “Hey here I am, sorry I haven’t been around” post that tends to accompany these kinds of returns and  give it more importance than I probably need to.  I mean I can’t just barge my way back in to the party, start yapping at you and expect you to be that interested in what I’m saying, right?

I thought the New Year’s word post would be a nice way to slip back in unnoticed. Wave at a few people quietly from the corner.

But I’ve been so absent lately I’m virtually a stranger.

Well, no more!

I’m back, baby.*

There may be little pieces of me missing, floating around in space somewhere, but I made it.

And I’ve got so much to say; words to weave, stories to share, little pieces of my heart to entrust to you.

Here, won’t you take them?

I wrote this for you.

*So, so hesitant to write this, as if writing it means I most likely will now fade into oblivion. Also – can you say ‘I’m back’ without adding baby? Because apparently I can’t.
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