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Fun for Friday: Haunted Images

| October 15, 2021

It wouldn’t be October without some spooky image prompts, now would it? The first image is of a person wearing a hooded coat and carrying a backpack standing on a tree-lined road that leads to a large, old house, with a full moon overhead. It’s a nighttime scene in blueish shades. The second image is […]

Fun for Friday: Group Writing Games

| October 8, 2021

If you’re looking for writing games to play with a group of old writing friends or as an ice-breaker for a group of new writing friends, Erin Lafond has some fun creative writing games for a group! While the ideas themselves aren’t geared strictly toward speculative fiction, it’s not too difficult to figure out ways […]

Fun for Friday: October 2021 Writing Prompts

| October 1, 2021

This year, I’m going all in for Halloween-themed prompts for the month of October. These are compiled from other creators; specifically, column 1 is Mab’s Drawlloween Club, column 2 is Creeptober from Kick in the Creatives, and column 3 is from Drawlloween.com. The format of these is slightly different from my normal single word format, […]

Fun For Friday: Images on a Theme

| September 24, 2021

This week has three images on a theme of blues and purples. The first photograph depicts a collection of brightly colored houses, bounded by a body of water and two hillsides, both of which are covered in trees. The hillside upon which the houses rest has a consistent pine forest look, while the trees on […]

Fun for Friday: Warm and Homey?

| September 17, 2021

This week, I’ve got a few images that feel a bit warm and homey to me. The first image is a photo of the interior of a fairly standard coffee shop. The room has a few wooden tables surrounded by wooden chairs, and then has taller wooden chairs at the edge of the room, where […]

Fun for Friday: More Random Images

| September 10, 2021

This week, I’ve got a few more random images, with a theme of golds and greens. The first image is a photograph of a pineapple, showing about 2/3 of the body of the pineapple and all of the leaves at the top. There is a wooden fence in the background and snow on the ground […]

Fun for Friday: A Few Random Things

| September 3, 2021

This week’s Fun for Friday is a few random images that I’ve picked out, this week on a theme of black, white, and red. The first image is a black and white photograph of a small building that seems to serve as a general store. There are two male-presenting people posing in front of the […]

Fun for Friday: September 2021 Writing Prompts

| August 27, 2021

It’s time for the September 2021 writing prompts, as the northern hemisphere slides into autumn. The prompts this month are mostly September-related words, with plenty of random stuff to keep you guessing what you might do with the combination of the three words for each day! You’ll also see lots of things reminiscent of autumn, […]

Fun for Friday: More Writing Games!

| August 20, 2021

I had a short list of writing games a couple of weeks ago, but now, here’s a list of twenty-five games from Scott William Carter! These games appear to mostly be geared toward productivity, but if they provide some fun with that productivity, they might be a great way to trick yourself into doing work […]

Fun for Friday: Water Images!

| August 13, 2021

This week’s photo prompts are based on a search related to water, which seems like a nice thing as the summer continues on! The first image depicts a person in a bridal gown with a very long veil standing beside a placid swimming pool, with the water reflecting the person. The sky is blue, and […]