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On loving and loathing

  Weekly prompt:  Write a character sketch of a person you have known well but have very mixed feelings about. You like them and you loathe them. You are attracted to them, but they annoy you. You keep hanging out … Continue reading

09. March 2016 by Shannon
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The Collector

Weekly writing prompt: From www.voiceheartvision.com: Building on your own experience as a collector, or your observations of a collector in your world, write about a situation (fictional or non) in which a collector goes out on a limb, putting himself—or his … Continue reading

16. February 2016 by Shannon
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The Watch

Weekly prompt: Write a flash piece about an encounter with a stranger.   I like to defy conventional stereotypes. Or, at least I try to. The “dumb blonde” stereotype has haunted me my entire life. Mostly I am able to turn … Continue reading

09. February 2016 by Shannon
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Food for Thought

Weekly writing prompt: Write a scene where you’re grappling with one of your writing obstacles. It was time to write.  I sat in my brand new Herman Miller Aeron chair, compliments of my incredible husband who believes in my writing … Continue reading

03. February 2016 by Shannon
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Behind the lens

Weekly writing prompt: What do you want more of in 2016?  What do you want less of in 2016?   I can’t believe I have to do this.  I’m a 37-year old man and I have homework from my therapist.  … Continue reading

25. January 2016 by Shannon
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Most people think I’m ____, but I’m really ____.

Each week in my Writer’s Studio class I have to write an essay using an assigned prompt.  We’re free to write in any creative manner we choose; it doesn’t have to be a personal answer. I’ll share my essays here with … Continue reading

20. January 2016 by Shannon
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Art in Odd Places

I was excited about my assignment to experience art for my essay.  However, the story was thirty miles from my house and tragically far from my couch.  But I reminded myself the hardest part is showing up, so I grabbed … Continue reading

07. October 2015 by Shannon
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