Inspiration Monday XVI

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Another great week. I feel like I’m missing somebody, though…please let me know if I did, and I will rectify my omission with great haste!

Also, here’s a little gift I recently found out about and have forgotten to tell you all about for several weeks: (*cue fanfare*) A FREE (electronic/online) copy of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style, also known as the bible of writing, which is fortunately way shorter than the actual Bible (my copy is only 85 pages long). Enjoy!

Jinx

Drew

Jenna

Mike

Patti

Kay

SAB

Juan

Chessie

The Rules

There are none. Read the prompts, get inspired, write something. No word count minimum or maximum. You don’t have to include the exact prompt in your piece, and you can interpret the prompt(s) any way you like.

OR

No really; I need rules!

Okay; write 200-500 words on the prompt of your choice. You may either use the prompt as the title of your piece or work it into the body of your piece. You must complete it before 6 pm CST on the Monday following this post.

The Prompts:

Outstretched fingers*

I can’t draw love, but I know it when I see it.*

She thinks I’m dead

Unmentionable

Confidence trick

 

Want to share your Inspiration Monday piece? Post it on your blog and link back to today’s post; I’ll include a link to your piece in the next Inspiration Monday post. No blog? Email your piece to me at stephanie (at) balcomagency (dot) com.

Plus, get the InMon badge for your site here.

Happy writing!

* Today’s first and second prompts brought to you by Jinx and TragicPete, respectively.

About Stephanie Orges

Stephanie is an award-winning copywriter, aspiring novelist, and barely passable ukulele player. Here, she offers writing prompts, tips, and moderate-to-deep philosophical discussions. You can also find her on and Pinterest.
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41 Comments

  1. Oh, My name doesnt get mentioned If I don’t post it? that stinks. I wrote something off of what reading really is but I didn’t really like it so I didn’t post it.

    Any way, Great prompts as usual, Im working on Tragic Pete’s.

  2. I was waiting for this all day. Expect my prompt to be up by this Friday! Or sooner!
    =)

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  4. This time I was inspired immediately ! As if my muse just wanted to hear the word go !!

    Here is my post : http://ladynimue.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/the-story-part-5-an-end-and-a-beginning/

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  6. Once again Stephanie, great prompts. Here is my first attempt at the prompt. “She thinks I’m dead”. http://petespress.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/margarets-war/
    I would love to hear your thoughts.

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  9. STEPHANIE, HERE IS MINE, TWO PROMPTS USED IN ONE STORY.

    http://1wordywoman.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/appearances-can-be-deceiving-inspiration-monday-xvi/

    HUGS, AND GREAT JOB AS ALWAYS. HOPE YOU ARE WELL AND WISHING YOU THE BEST!

    CYBER HUGS

    MARANTHA

  10. Hi everyone, Tragic, and Bekind! Tho not a response to this weeks’ InMon, I’ve put to music another one of my earlier lyrics “Paper Towns” – here’s the link to the post about it where you can also download the song! http://drewlanecomposer.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/paper-towns-revisited/ … cheers! Drew.

    P.S. I’ll be working on this weeks’ prompts soon! I promise! ;)

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  13. Here’s mine. And it’s good timing, after your “Sex in Writing” post. I can’t say for sure I was inspired by that but it may have planted a seed (no pun intended). Sexy time!
    http://kaycamden.com/2011/06/15/outstretched-fingers/

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  15. This has been a demanding week. I am just now starting on my story. It’s going well, but it’s as demanding as this past week has been! The idea has formed, now…to link it to all its parts.
    Whew. Not ready yet but I will post by the end of the week~
    Wonderful prompts, by the way. :) Thank you for your efforts on our behalf!

  16. Oops! I overlooked your link to “The Elements of Style,” being in such a hurry to read everyone’s writing and getting onto the new prompts. Thanks for the link, Stephanie.

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  19. Hey! How are ya? lol So I finally got my post done … or am I early for next week? When are the prompts posted? haha It is fun!

    http://blogsensebybarb.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/the-american-spirit-inspiration-monday-xvi/

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  21. This is my first time doing an Inspiration Monday! I went back and rewrote a piece I had done for a prompt about a year or two ago. And I think I like it much more now.

    http://annasayssmile.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/inspiration-monday-1-outstretched-fingers/

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