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Today’s writing prompt will make you stretch yourself #writingprompt

Don’t overthink, just run with it, run with it: It turned out she just wasn’t that flexible. I know I’ve told you not to show your practice work to anyone, but I’d kinda like to see what you do with

Today’s writing prompt will make you stretch yourself #writingprompt

Don’t overthink, just run with it, run with it: It turned out she just wasn’t that flexible. I know I’ve told you not to show your practice work to anyone, but I’d kinda like to see what you do with

He thought she’d forgive him #writingprompt

Mmmm, as you know, I’m not a grammar Nazi (except for subject-verb agreement and active voice–you can split infinitives and dangle participles all you like), but in this case, you need to pay attention to the tense: He thought she’d

He thought she’d forgive him #writingprompt

Mmmm, as you know, I’m not a grammar Nazi (except for subject-verb agreement and active voice–you can split infinitives and dangle participles all you like), but in this case, you need to pay attention to the tense: He thought she’d

“Orchids: a flower without shame. Just like her.” #writingprompt

Today, I’d love it if someone brought me flowers, but if you write about them and just tweet me about it, that will be alost as good: Orchids: a flower without shame. Just like her. Oh, the places you can

“Orchids: a flower without shame. Just like her.” #writingprompt

Today, I’d love it if someone brought me flowers, but if you write about them and just tweet me about it, that will be alost as good: Orchids: a flower without shame. Just like her. Oh, the places you can

Cherries, anyone? #writingprompt

My class is over! Sob! What an incredible group of people and a fabulous eight (nine) weeks! But. Everyone’s still writing. Right? If you aren’t, take ten minutes and write right now, to this: He didn’t get that cherry thing

Cherries, anyone? #writingprompt

My class is over! Sob! What an incredible group of people and a fabulous eight (nine) weeks! But. Everyone’s still writing. Right? If you aren’t, take ten minutes and write right now, to this: He didn’t get that cherry thing

After the DARK MOMENT… #writingprompt

I think I might make this a regular Tuesday thing in-between classes. Don’t know how to start your writing day today? Use this: She tried to remember that she could, indeed, fly.   My class is trying to pick up

After the DARK MOMENT… #writingprompt

I think I might make this a regular Tuesday thing in-between classes. Don’t know how to start your writing day today? Use this: She tried to remember that she could, indeed, fly.   My class is trying to pick up

Welcome to Week 7 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 3–Careening Towards the HAPPY ENDING!

Welcome to Week 7 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week, we are running as fast as we can towards… the happy ending: (That, btw, is the skanky cover of Episode 4 of Text Me, Cupid–Saving Christmas. Which releases

Welcome to Week 7 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 3–Careening Towards the HAPPY ENDING!

Welcome to Week 7 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week, we are running as fast as we can towards… the happy ending: (That, btw, is the skanky cover of Episode 4 of Text Me, Cupid–Saving Christmas. Which releases

We had a bit of a break, but I think today you need a nudge… #writingprompt

I thought you might need a tiny kick in the butt today. So. Surprise Tuesday Writing Prompt: Cowboy boots. That’s the image from the Queer Christmas in Cowtown collection, by the way. Nice, hey? Makes me want to hum a

We had a bit of a break, but I think today you need a nudge… #writingprompt

I thought you might need a tiny kick in the butt today. So. Surprise Tuesday Writing Prompt: Cowboy boots. That’s the image from the Queer Christmas in Cowtown collection, by the way. Nice, hey? Makes me want to hum a

Welcome to Week 6 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 2, Part 2-Crafting the DARK MOMENT

Welcome to Week 6 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week, we careen towards the DARK MOMENT. This is the most difficult and critical part of the novel. I mean, if we can make such generalizations. What’s more important,

Welcome to Week 6 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 2, Part 2-Crafting the DARK MOMENT

Welcome to Week 6 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! This week, we careen towards the DARK MOMENT. This is the most difficult and critical part of the novel. I mean, if we can make such generalizations. What’s more important,

Welcome to Week 5 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 2, Avoiding the Saggy Middle

Welcome to Week 5 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! Yesterday, the class got to come… er… you see, what I’ve been doing, is I’ve been teaching them edging… um… well, we can cover that here another day. Anyway, today

Welcome to Week 5 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 2, Avoiding the Saggy Middle

Welcome to Week 5 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure! Yesterday, the class got to come… er… you see, what I’ve been doing, is I’ve been teaching them edging… um… well, we can cover that here another day. Anyway, today

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 34 #writingprompt (today, you get to come)

POINT OF NO RETURN. Oh. yes… WRITING PROMPT: He could be romantic, of course, but right now… RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 34 #writingprompt (today, you get to come)

POINT OF NO RETURN. Oh. yes… WRITING PROMPT: He could be romantic, of course, but right now… RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 33 #writingprompt

(1 day to POINT OF NO RETURN! How excited are you? Between today and tomorrow, the tension in your innards should be UNBEARABLE.) WRITING PROMPT: Cinderella’s glass slipper story got it all wrong.   RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back,

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 33 #writingprompt

(1 day to POINT OF NO RETURN! How excited are you? Between today and tomorrow, the tension in your innards should be UNBEARABLE.) WRITING PROMPT: Cinderella’s glass slipper story got it all wrong.   RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back,

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 32 #writingprompt

(2 days to POINT OF NO RETURN!) WRITING PROMPT: She would not be able to endure it. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 32 #writingprompt

(2 days to POINT OF NO RETURN!) WRITING PROMPT: She would not be able to endure it. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 31 #writingprompt

(3 days to POINT OF NO RETURN!) WRITING PROMPT: There was probably a good explanation for this. Probably.   RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 31 #writingprompt

(3 days to POINT OF NO RETURN!) WRITING PROMPT: There was probably a good explanation for this. Probably.   RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 30 #writingprompt

(Congratulations! You’ve been writing daily for 30 days!) WRITING PROMPT: No adult ever plays Twister sober. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it.

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 30 #writingprompt

(Congratulations! You’ve been writing daily for 30 days!) WRITING PROMPT: No adult ever plays Twister sober. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it.

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 29 #writingprompt

(This is Week 4, and you’re writing Act 1, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Re-read the rules if you didn’t read them yesterday.) WRITING PROMPT: “What the hell do you think you’re doing with that? RULES (for everyone) Write–no

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 29 #writingprompt

(This is Week 4, and you’re writing Act 1, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Re-read the rules if you didn’t read them yesterday.) WRITING PROMPT: “What the hell do you think you’re doing with that? RULES (for everyone) Write–no

Welcome to Week 4 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 1, from Inciting Incident to First Climax

We are in Week 4 (five, if you count our class-less but prompt-full week) of the More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story class, and this week, we drill into the do’s

Welcome to Week 4 of More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Act 1, from Inciting Incident to First Climax

We are in Week 4 (five, if you count our class-less but prompt-full week) of the More Than A Guilty Pleasure: Mastering the Romance Novel Form to Tell the Perfect Story class, and this week, we drill into the do’s

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 28 #writingprompt

(The rules change today, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Read them.) WRITING PROMPT: This was not the way it was supposed to end. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 28 #writingprompt

(The rules change today, More Than A Guilty Pleasure class. Read them.) WRITING PROMPT: This was not the way it was supposed to end. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 27 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: How hard could it be to seduce someone that shy? RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 27 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: How hard could it be to seduce someone that shy? RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 26 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: She didn’t want him to know. About any of it. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your

More Than A Guilty Pleasure, Day 26 #writingprompt

WRITING PROMPT: She didn’t want him to know. About any of it. RULES (for everyone) Write–no going back, deleting or revising. WRITE FORWARD. No re-reading your work or showing it to anyone after you’ve written it. This is for your

Have you got your halloween costume yet? #bittersweethalloween #halloweencostume #contest

I want to play a game today. If you’ve read Bittersweet Halloween and you know what Will and Florence’s Halloween costumes are–email me at TellMe@mjanecolette.com with the answer for a chance to win an ARC of Text Me, Cupid. If

Have you got your halloween costume yet? #bittersweethalloween #halloweencostume #contest

I want to play a game today. If you’ve read Bittersweet Halloween and you know what Will and Florence’s Halloween costumes are–email me at TellMe@mjanecolette.com with the answer for a chance to win an ARC of Text Me, Cupid. If