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What Does Writing Look Like To You?

What Does Writing Look Like To You?

Sometimes, I wonder what people think of me. I’m sure I strike an odd sight. I spend a lot of time parked in front of my computer screen, reading over or adding to strange documents. My secondary screen holds a smattering of digital post-it-notes. They often grow out of control before I cull their numbers. …

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Lock Picking 101

Lock Picking 101

Following the trend of catching up with characters I haven’t written in awhile, it’s been absolute ages since we heard from Silkfoot! Silkfoot can be hard to write in short form because he’s usually working on plots among plots. His stories often need to be written in layers, and it’s hard to weave those layers …

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The Council of Silver

The Council of Silver

Sorry for the odd interlude. But when the muse knocks, it’s a good idea to answer. But here we are! Back to the Wandering Mountains! It started with Child of the Plains and continued in Man of the Mountain, then again in Legends of Old. Here’s the fourth installment! I got the idea for this …

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The Seventh Soul

The Seventh Soul

Since I mentioned that last week’s prompt was the last one I wrote in 2018, you can probably deduce that this was the first one I wrote in 2019. It was tough, because this picks up in the middle of a plot that I had walked away from for most of a month. But in …

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Put Me In An Airport

Put Me In An Airport

The title for this prompt may be a tribute to the Hat Films classic by the same name. (I can neither confirm nor deny.) Anyway, this was the last prompt I wrote in 2018 (in case you wonder how big my buffer is). I squeezed it in on a Saturday, the day before we flew …

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The Seventh Night

The Seventh Night

It’s been awhile since I checked in on Azmih. So I decided I should brush the dust off him and renew his quest to determine what, exactly, this being trapped in rubies is. I came up with a delightful little scene and set about writing it down. Seven pages later, I realized that, while it …

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The Fire Within

The Fire Within

As I mentioned last week, it’s been awhile since I checked in with several of my characters. Zita is another one that doesn’t get near enough love. So here’s another little tidbit from her past, involving the awakening of her powers. . . . “You know what it is don’t you?” The statement snapped Zita …

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Voices in the Night

Voices in the Night

It’s been awhile since I checked in on Azmih. So I decided I should brush the dust off him and renew his quest to determine what, exactly, this being trapped in rubies is. I came up with a delightful little scene and set about writing it down. Seven pages later, I realized that, while it …

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Legends of Old

Legends of Old

This is part three of the story I started in Child of the Plains and continued in Man of the Mountain. I got the idea for this particular story during our drive to Calgary. It was my first time passing through the Canadian Rockies and I was stunned by the majesty and diversity of the …

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