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Cozy mystery writing . . . Prompt #631

Pretend you are a mystery story writer. Or maybe you actually are a mystery writer. For this prompt, think cozy mystery.  One of your characters has met his/her demise. How did it happen? Who is the surprise character who did the deed? Why? OR: Write about a book or an author you especially like. Cozy Mysteries are a subgenre of crime fiction taking place in a small, socially intimate community. The detective is an amateur sleuth. Examples: Nancy Drew books Donald Bain & “Jessica Fletcher” in “Murder, She Wrote” Bree Baker: Seaside Cafe Mystery Series Lilian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who… series Rita Mae Brown: Mrs. Murphy and company

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Luck . . . Prompt #630

Luck! Do you make your own luck? Definition of luck: ~Success or failure brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions. Good luck symbols: From pigs in China to shamrocks in Ireland, different cultures have their own good luck charms: Conch shells ~ Elephants ~ Oranges ~ Bamboo ~ Rabbit’s foot Write about luck and or write about a good luck charm. #amwriting #imawriter #justwrite

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Poem from character sketch . . . Prompt #628

Prompt #1 Think about someone important in your life. Someone who made an impact on you. Write a list or a few paragraphs of events in this person’s life. It could be milestones or simple everyday things. Prompt #2 Turn what you just wrote into a poem with these suggestions: Make this a numbered poem. Each stanza gets a number. Each stanza is four lines. Each stanza represents a chunk of time in the person’s life, perhaps by decade. Example: 1. Love child Tossed around Whose arms held her? Who comforted her? 2. Showing off Late for work Three times Not a charm Thank you to Susan Furness who suggested this prompt at Recovery Writing of Idaho, organized by Norma Jaeger. Image from “The Write Spot to Jumpstart Your Writing: Connections.” #justwrite #iamawriter #freewrites

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Character Sketch . . . Prompt #626

Finish sentences as your fictional character would. OR: Write your responses, as author/writer. My full name is (include maiden name and middle name): I live at or near . . . I live with . . . I usually wear . . . I want . . . I hope . . . People would be surprised to know that I . . . I am happiest when . . . I daydream about . . . If I had my way . . . I don’t understand . . . I get angry when . . . People wouldn’t like it if they knew . . . I never told anyone that I . . . If I were in charge . . . My hobbies are . . . My favorite breakfast . . . My pet peeves . . . My favorite drink . . . My…