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My Torch

“Follow the path,” my guide told me as he took me through the dark woods. “What happens if I stray?” I asked. “If you leave the path, you’ll die.” Sharp stones cut my feet. Branches caught my hair. Thorns striped me with blood. “This path doesn’t seem very safe,” I said. “If you leave the…

Writing Doodles: Pudding

Every Monday, I post a new writing prompt to be used for a simple scene or description. Write for five minutes without revision or rest, set what you wrote aside after the five minutes are up, and then get on with your project. I like to use Write or Die to keep track of my…

Writing Doodles: Hands

One of the hardest parts of writing is simply starting, especially when you have a big project to work on or something that’s personally important. Taking that leap to getting words onto the page is hard. I’ve known far too many people full of stories they never managed to finish because it felt like such…