WFMAD Day 16 – Early bird catches worm, etc.

August is half-over! MORE than half-over. When I came out of swim practice tonight, the sun was nearly set.

Screw your courage to the sticking point, friends! Dig deep and find the fortitude that will keep you writing until August fades away!

It’s late and I’m beat and you’re impatient, so let’s hop to it, shall we?

Ready… Have you missed a couple of writing days this month? Are you joining us late? Do not waste ONE SECOND scolding yourself! You can’t change the past. Focus on today. Plan for tomorrow. If you’ve been having a hard time squeezing out fifteen minutes a day for your writing, then set your alarm clock fifteen minutes early for tomorrow. I promise that the temporary discomfort of getting out of bed a wee bit early will be more than offset by the pride and joy in having written something.

Set… “God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.” P.D. James

Today’s prompt: Remember that list of settings you composed yesterday? I sure hope you held on to it.

Pick the three settings that are the most interesting or terrifying to you. Write a few lines to describe a scene with your main character in this setting. Who would she come across there? How would they interact?


Write down what place scares you the most. What chills your blood? Describe it in terrifying, chilling detail. Then explain why it freaks you out so much.

Scribble… Scribble… Scribble…

3 Replies to “WFMAD Day 16 – Early bird catches worm, etc.”

  1. Some of my strongest writing I feel has come from writing out my fears.

    I’m off to write about the things that loom in the darkness when the house is quiet and empty, and the things that hide in the light of day in the most crowded places in town.

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