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Prompt Sheets & Writing Groups

As I write this, the social isolation restrictions have only been in place for a short time but already several people have contacted me saying how much they miss their writing groups. Me, too ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  We are emailing and phoning to try and keep in touch and Iโ€™ve continued to email our โ€˜lesson/homeworkโ€™ sheets out so we stay inspired.

Some years ago I offered weekly lesson sheets/prompts in exchange for unused stamps (to help with the postage costs each month for the magazine) and many people enjoyed them. If anyone missing their writing group inspiration would like me to start this again, I can offer a weekly sheet via email or snail-mailed with ideas and exercises โ€“ one postage stamp ($1.10) per sheet or the equivalent (direct deposit etc).

Despite having much more time to write now, often we need that extra encouragement or incentive so please contact me if you would like to be a part of this. Email โ€“ or snail mail – Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523 Victoria.

Shame and inspiration

I pot plants (succulents, geraniums etc) and sell them to help raise funds when there’s a shortfall in subs to cover printing and postage costs for Positive Words and earlier this week delivered 20 to a sweet lady in her 80s who had just dug yet another garden bed in her yard (she has quite a few!) and needed plants to fill it. I’ll call you again soon, she told me, I’m sure I’ll be making more.

I’d been feeling a bit tired and overwhelmed after a busy weekend and she put me to shame! I certainly hope I’m up to digging new garden beds when I’m in my 80s ๐Ÿ™‚

I came home singing High Hopes (Oops, there goes another rubber tree…) and if I feel a bit tired in future I’ll remind myself of that lady planting all her plants ๐Ÿ™‚

What an inspiration!

Has anyone inspired you lately?

Writing Prompt :)

A little inspiration for some weekend writing . . .

Surely the cold, dark days were finally behind them.

Happy writing ๐Ÿ™‚

Writing Prompt

I hope this one gets you started on your writing week –

The first day of . . .

And, don’t forget, submissions for the magazine are always welcome.

Submissions guidelines and information can be found here: Submissions & Subscriptions for Positive Words

Mini-competition results November 2014

Thank you to everyone who entered the November Mini-competition ๐Ÿ™‚

And, congratulations to the equal winners.

Have said it before and will say it again . . . the support really does help to keep the magazine going!

Results for the November competition can be found here : Positive Words NOVEMBER 2014 Mini

See previous post for detail on how to enter this month ๐Ÿ™‚



A writing prompt for today…


Where would we be without them? In the last couple of weeks I’ve observed three generations ofย situations where true friends have supported others in need . . . I’m sure there must be a story in that ๐Ÿ™‚

Cross Words

A writing prompt for today:

He only needed one word to complete the crossword puzzle.

Cross words over crosswords?

Hope you have some fun with this one.

Writing prompts


My apologies for the lack of writing prompts over the past weeks…I’ve had a break and will now endeavour to provide them at regular intervals again ๐Ÿ™‚

Prompt for today:

I think I’m beginning to understand.

I hope it inspires some great poems and stories ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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