Writing Prompt: Be a Fabulous Stranger

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Writing Prompt: Old Enemies

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Photo credit: 9gag.com

We all have at least one person who we’ve cut out of our lives permanently. For whatever reason, any contact with this person is sure to end in disaster. This is perfect to start the fire in a scene.

In all honesty, this post is purely motivated by my extreme love of this hilarious baby picture. I just had to share it.

Here we go.

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The Completely True Story of the Tutu Guy

Copy of Text here“I don’t think this tutu is big enough,” I said, holding up a floofy, flamingo-colored tutu to my generous hips.

“Well, I think Wal-Mart’s stock of tutus is probably directed at little girls, not nineteen-year-olds, Sarah,” said my friend, Liz (name changed to protect privacy).

We were standing in the Halloween costume aisle of our local Wal-Mart late one night. Liz tiredly leaned against our mostly empty shopping cart, and I put my hands on my hips, frustrated at the superstore’s lack of tutu selection.

“Can I help you with something?”

I turned around to see a young employee who had an uncanny resemblance to Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Read More »

Sarah’s Infinite Writing Playlist (Part One)

Music is what drives the story in a movie. It can intensify a really epic battle scene or bring tears to your eyes during WAHOO! (1)an emotional farewell. Music can also inspire the writers while they’re writing these scenes. I always write with music in the background. I have a special playlist on my iPod for songs that match the mood I want to set while I’m writing. Here are a few of them (well, more than a few). 

If you’re writing a dramatic, epic fantasy with lots of battle scenes and fearless heroes, try these songs: 

1.   Nara by E.S. Posthumus

2.   To Glory by Two Steps From Hell

3.   Heart of Courage by Two Steps From Hell

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