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Archive for November, 2014

Bob the Builder

Today’s writing prompt:

Can we fix it?

Yes! We can ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I’m Sandra the word builder making a last minute effort to finish the NaNoWriMo challenge. I knew when I started it would be even more difficult that in past years to find the time to write but still really wanted to try. (NaNo is terribly addictive!) Those distractions, hiccups and other commitments took over for much of the time but it’s not over until it’s over and my story is being co-operative so…

Can I do it? 15,000 words in two days? I’ll give it my best shot!

Tortoise or Hare?

Today’s writing prompt:

Are you a tortoise or a hare?

With my NaNoWriMo story for this November I’ve been plodding along like a very slow Tortoise but with only four days to go I’m going to have to get my running shoes on and race like a Hare!

Congratulations to all who have already completed their 50,000 words!

August Mini-Competition Results ELVIS

Thank you to everyone who entered; theย support really helps to keep the magazine going ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratulations to Rachel Loveday and Susan Cornford who were equal winners this month!

Please find the results here: Positive Words AUGUST 2014 Mini

The word for November is LAUGHTER. Please see under ‘competitions’ at the top of the page for details on how to enter.


Today’s writing prompt:


In my case . . . words are desperately wanted! My NaNoWriMo has fallen a long way behind as I complete the copy for the December issue of Positive Words magazine ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Hoping tomorrow will bring LOTS of inspiration!

My Space!

Today’s writing prompt:

Get out of my space!

Just venting my frustration but I’m sure the offender will end up as a character somewhere down the line ๐Ÿ™‚


Ring! Ring!

Today’s writing prompt:

Off the hook.

Yesterday after three nuisance telemarketing calls to my landline, despite being on the do-not-call register, I put the phone down on my desk mid-sentence and walked away. I did intend to put it back after a an hour or so but completely forgot!

Last week, a friend who suffers from emphysema called and hesitated before responding to my somewhat strained ‘hello’. Fortunately, I realised just in time who it was and he didn’t cop an ear-full!

I love calls from friends, subscribers and anyone interested in Positive Words magazine but my blood boils when I’m constantly disturbed by someone who wants to sell me something . . . particularly when I’m struggling to get my NaNoWriMo total up to the target.


Today’s writing prompt:


Right now my NaNoWriMo is waffling on and on and on . . . but I’m sure there will be some salvageable parts and at least it’s keeping my total within reach of the target ๐Ÿ™‚

Lucky numbers

Today’s writing prompt:

Lucky number . . .

Do you have a lucky number?

Today my lucky number is the number of words I’m adding to my NaNoWriMo story ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m a little behind but today’s total is growing steadily . . .

Colour Schemes

Today’s writing prompt:

Changing the dรฉcor.

Just re-read my NaNoWriMo, and found the furniture layout in one scene different to another. Oops!

At least there’s no heavy lugging in changing it back ๐Ÿ™‚

Old flames

Today’s writing prompt:

Old flames.

While outside watering before dark {it’s very dry here already ๐Ÿ˜ฆ } I had an idea and decided to introduce an old flame into my NaNoWriMo story.

Not sure what will come of it but time will tell ๐Ÿ™‚

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