Thursday, 1 October 2015

Starting Sparks: October

In my last post, I mentioned some gargantuanally exciting news. 

Here we go!

Unbeknownst to you lot, Ashley of [insert title here] and I have been in cahoots, planning a Momentous Thing. The Momentous Thing is this: we're collaborating to host a writing link-up!

I'm so excited!

Starting Sparks is a monthly link-up for writers. Some of you, if you follow Ashley, will remember that in the summer she ran a thing called Summer Writing Camp. Every two weeks she posted a prompt and we used it to write stories. Then we linked up and read each others' stories, and an excellent time was had by all.

Then Summer Writing Camp came to an end!

I was very upset!

I found it super, super helpful to be hit with a prompt and have to write a story about it. Maybe it's just me, but having worked on the same novel for over two years I've become very set in my first-person-present-tense-teenage-girl-narrator-high-fantasy ways (that's a mouthful). Prompts are great to spark your imagination, whether you want to write a short story, a poem, a random excerpt from something, or even play around with the characters you already have. Sparking the imagination is exactly what we're trying to do, the reason we're running this link-up; we are, if you like, starting sparks.

Ashley and I will post on the 1st of every month and the link-up will run till the last day. 

The prompt for October is this:

Hope to see you linking up!

Emily x


  1. Project SS has launched! I'm excited beyond excitement. I AM ECSTATIC!!

    *takes deep breath*

    Okay, I'm calm now. If can't-stop-grinning can count as calm. That's as calm as it's going to get at this point. :D

    1. ME TOO!!!! I'll come to yours right now and check out your post! :D

  2. Cool! I may very well join in...if I can find the time. :)

  3. this sounds like a ton of fun! I've been looking for another link-up to do recently. :)

    1. Yay! I'd love to read your story (I love your writing posts!). :)

  4. Dear Emily,
    Thank you for your sweet comment! I appreciated it.
    And this will be great blog party - i love to see we gather in the blog party. And you're such a creative young lady. I'm glad that make such a good plan for writting on,blog. I wish I could write such a thing like this and it's like i jave no idea about that hehe but ai would love to read your story.

    1. You're very welcome! It was lovely to read your blog again.
      I also love to see people coming together in a blog party -- it's always a great way to meet new people. Even if you're not participating it's so much fun to read other people's entries!
      E x


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