Category Archives: Wednesday Writing Prompt

Don’t be a Fool! Avoid these Social Media Blunders by Rochelle Melander

Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen. —Carlos Ruiz Zaffón Nearly every day, I see writers commit one of these foolish mistakes on multiple social media sites. But you don’t have to be one of them. Follow my advice … Continue reading

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Writing in Short Form: the Power of Flash Nonfiction by Christi Craig

For today’s Wednesday Writing Prompt, I’m delighted to welcome Milwaukee-area writer Christi Craig. We met for coffee recently, and we talked about a passion of hers, flash nonfiction. She’s here to tell us more about the genre and challenge us … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Commonplace Book by Rochelle Melander

When I was in my 20s, I began keeping a commonplace book for the quotes I encountered when I read. I got the idea from Madeleine L’Engle in her book, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art. She wrote: … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Write a Weather Forecast Poem by JoAnn Early Macken

Today I’m delighted to welcome JoAnn Early Macken to the blog. She’s the amazing author of several beautiful picture books and a well-known and appreciated writing teacher. Her brand new book, Write a Poem Step by Step, offers a no-nonsense guide … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Double Meanings by Rochelle Melander

My daughter rushed into my office and blurted out, “We got blackberries!” “Seriously?” I asked her. “Yeah, Dad bought them. What do you think? Do you like blackberries?” “Wait. Seriously? Dad went out and bought a Blackberry? For who?” “Dad … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Want-Ad by Rochelle Melander

In Leaving the Bellweathers by Kristin Clark Venuti, the loyal butler Benway dreams of writing his memoirs and planting a garden in a tropical paradise, far away from the family of seven that torments him with their shenanigans in their … Continue reading

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Write2Transform: Welcoming Spring by Rochelle Melander

Where I live, winter is sticking around like an unwelcome guest. My mood seems to match the weather this year. Walking the dogs yesterday, I dodged ice patches as the sky spit snow at me. Usually at this time of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Genre Game by Rochelle Melander

  I’m learning to challenge my body by trying new exercises. So instead of just running every day, I am changing it up—cycling, taking yoga, and lifting weights. I’ve discovered that it also helps to challenge my writing muscles. Instead … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: The Next Big Thing by Rochelle Melander

When my friend, the brilliant writer and performer Elaine Blanchard, invited me to participate in “The Next Big Thing” blog roll project, I was delighted. I met Elaine at a writing conference back in the mid 2000s. We share a … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing Prompt: Boing! Bang! Boom! By Rochelle Melander

My 9th grade English teacher taught me to listen to and love the sound of words. She loved the way these words rolled off her tongue: “garage” and “gasoline.” Her favorite words conjured up memories of Saturday mornings at the … Continue reading

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