Weekly Writing Exercise: Ecosystems

Anyone that follows my blog knows that my weekly writing prompts generally reflect what is going on in my life. So following that trend, this week’s prompt has to do with writing about your favorite place to either live or visit.

For me, it’s a toss up between the mountains or living by the sea. Both places that I’ve visited this year were absolutely gorgeous and I felt sluggish to try and leave the area.

With that being said, if I were to go in and write something for my own prompt, it would be some kind of story taking place in the mountains or down at the beach. Maybe I would write a horror piece about all the deadly animals in the area attacking our camp in the mountains.

Odds are I will write on this topic for my blog, but the writing would exist more in the non-fiction section. After a few month’s of wandering, I’ve gained a lot of stories that I am excited to share with everyone.

But again, this prompt isn’t just about me, it’s about us, the writers. So as I usually suggest with my prompts, pick your format first. Determine if you’re going to write poetry, a script, fiction, or some other form.

Next, reflect on what ecosystem you would love to visit or live. If you haven’t been to an area but believe you would love it, that’s fine too. Just make sure to do some research on where you’re writing about. Even if it’s fiction, the more you know and understand a location, the easier it is for a reader to believe what you’re writing.

Well, that’s it for today! Pull up a new document, think about the ecosystem you want to write about, and get to work! As always, commenting is available on all my posts, so if you have something you’d like me to read, feel free to send it my way!

Weekly Writing Exercise: Weather

Hello everyone! It’s that early time of the week again where I force everyone that reads my blog to consider doing a bit of writing. For many people that read this blog, the death throughs of summer are upon us as autumn tries to claw desperately into the limelight, bringing promises of pumpkin spice, colored leaves, and of course spooky time events.

The reason I’m bringing all of this up is because I absolutely love autumn. Besides my birth month (October) being encompassed by this season, it also brings on cooler weather and my personal favorite type of drink, apple cider. However, that is neither here nor there.

No, as much as I would like to continue talking about myself and about fall, it is time to get onto this week’s writing prompt. What I think would be fun to do for any writer reading this is to to write a short piece about your favorite season and the weather that corresponds with it. Maybe you love summer and the hot 90 degree days that come with it. Could it be you love spring, a season that breaks from the icy death of winter and brings blooming flowers and warmer weather with it. Maybe instead you love winter, when time finds a way to stand still when snow gently falls.

No matter what, write a bit about your favorite season and the weather that takes place in it. The goal of this prompt is to really make your reader feel like they’re experiencing your favorite weather and season all at once. As always, I will be giving my take on the prompt, and if you haven’t pieced it together yet, mine will definitely be singing the praises of autumn and why it’s clearly the most superior season of them all.

Now get to writing!