Monday, July 22, 2013

Writing Prompt - Summertime (Patti)

It's been awhile since 1st Writes has gotten together, so we're doing a summer writing prompt. We'll post them this week and maybe next. The first one up is from Patti Clugston.

Photo by Patti Clugston, 2013

by Patti Clugston

Walking outside makes me imagine what it must feel like in the tropics.
 Chickens are jungle fowl, but the heat is very hard on them.
The hens stand around, beak open, wings propped out from the body. 
They stay in the shade, under the Lilac bush, dug into the dirt.
Dust bathing is a favorite activity. 
They look like they are having a seizure or dying, wings flapping, dust flying, but the dust cools the skin off under the feathers. 
Egg production drops off, it is just too hot. 
I take bowls of ice cubes up to the shady nap spot a few times a day. 
They seem to appreciate it. 
Snickers, my favorite bunny, gets a fan & a large frozen water bottle every day to beat the heat. 
She spreads out beside the coldness & relaxes.
 The ice becomes her best friend.
 I treat her with cold carrot chips & she is a happy bunny.
 Trying to keep everyone cool in the summer heat.

Photo by Patti Clugston, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A to Z Devotions for Writers

Click to see/order at Crosslink
I am excited to announce that 
Pam Williams has just had her 2nd book, A to Z Devotions for Writers, published through Crosslink Publishing. It will also be on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Nobles in a couple of weeks.

The book, inspired by the A to Z Blogging Challenge, shares insightful devotions and awesome writing prompts! It is a must-have for every Christian writer who seeks God's will for their writing. 

A to Z Devotions for Writers by Pamela D. Williams
Do the ugly twins of Fear and Self-Doubt roar at you when you write? A to Z Devotions for Writers tames these snarling beasts! Armed with the sword of God’s Word, encouraging meditations, applicable prayers and “block” busting writing prompts, writers will move ideas from fleeting thoughts to grounded manuscripts.

You can visit Pam at her blog, 2 Encourage

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Fun Writing Prompts

Photo by Lori Greig on Flickr

The last Thursday of the month, Edie Melson,

over at The Write Conversation,

lists all the crazy and normal special days in the coming month. Like Edie says,

"Using the calendar for blog posts or even article ideas is a great way to jumpstart your creativity."

They also make cool writing prompts.

Here's her list for July 4th.

Have fun with it!

National Country Music Day
Independence from Meat Day
Independence Day
Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

We would love to read your responses.