• When Reality TV Goes Wrong (a #weekendfreewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! It’s time for @mariannewest’s Weekend Freewrite! ๐Ÿ˜€ The #weekendfreewrite is made up of three prompts written in three separate five-minute #freewrites and joined together to make a full story. You can find the prompts (and join in!) here, here, and here. And they have been bolded and italicised in the writing. The header image used today is CC0 and courtesy of Pixabay! I’d also just like to note that I haven’t watched Reality TV since the original Big Brother back in 2001, and I haven’t really watched TV at all since…. 2007 or so. For all I know, this actually happens. (Also, I’d just like to note… if…

  • Prompt: Cloud (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo! It’s Day 542 for @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite challenge, and my offering for today is another attempted integration with my Book One! I’ve just finished my re-write of Chapter 17, which ended up a lot differently to how it once was, and now I need to write my way out of it. I have an idea for that, but originally Chapter 17 and 18 were back-to-back chapters with the same character, Lyria. Now that I’ve done what I’ve done, a slight cliffhanger is required, so need to insert another chapter from someone else’s perspective before returning to Lyria. (Because I have a habit of writing how you would watch a…

  • The Train That Would Never Come (a #weekendfreewrite)

    Hullo, hullo. It’s @mariannewest’s #weekendfreewrite time! The Weekend Freewrite is made up of three five-minute freewrites, utilising three prompts that you can find: here (1), here (2), and here (3). And they have been bolded and italicised in my story. My header image is CC0 and courtesy of Pixabay. Not too sure where I was going with today’s story. It started off sad and depressing, and ended… I don’t know. Pretty boring story today. You have been forewarned! Before I get into it though, just wanted to share my current Vengeance progress. I’m almost up to rewriting-and-editing the official middle of the story! I’m up to chapter seventeen at the…

  • Prompt: Slug (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s Day 537 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite and I’m here with another prompt-into-story integration. But FIRST…. can I direct you to this other post? Half Past the Moonfall Now Available OFF Amazon! My November #freewritemadness novel is now available at Gumroad, Smashwords, and has been accepted into Smashwords’ Premium which means it is also available on Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and many others. I’m also accepting STEEM/SBD for the book! Please have a read of the post. ๐Ÿ™‚ And please, if you have bought and read the book already, please leave a review. Even a one-star-review is a good review! Okay! Back to the here and…

  • Prompt: Portal (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! It’s Day 535 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite challenge, and this is my tenth or eleventh or somethingth prompt that I’ve integrated with my almost-finished novel-of-my-life. Today’s prompt is — portal — but I didn’t actually include the word in this segment, just the allusion. Also, it’s my birthday today! Happy birthday to meeee. Did you know that I forget how old I am sometimes? “How old are you?” – “Hold on, let me get a calculator and subtract my birth year from this year,… there we go!” My little tiny cake! Chocolate and salted caramel just for meeeeee! Anyway. You can find today’s prompt at the following link…

  • Prompt: Intensity (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! I’m excited ~ Half Past the Moonfall has finally been removed from Amazon’s leash and I’m preparing it for other retailers! Will be doing up a post in the next day or so. Woohoo! Guys, guys, guys – are you a brand new self-published author on Amazon and are debating what to do? Let me give you a hint. DON’T CHOOSE KDP SELECT. Gawsh. Everything I read said that it was the best choice. Totally NOT. Maybe if you have several books behind you and a loyal readerbase, but as a brand-new no-name? Nope. Don’t do it, guys! Anyway, today is Day 534 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite and…

  • It Ain’t What You Think (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! There is nary a cocktail to be seen in my imaginary world, though there may or may not be one in my hand, so today’s #freewrite is back to whatever weirdness flies out of my head in a non-story-related manner… and today’s has been brought to you by a comment I left on @d00k13’s cocktail related freewrite – a freewrite that you can find HERE!     Anyway! Babbling aside, in case you haven’t noticed yet – today’s prompt is COCKTAIL! ๐Ÿ˜€ You can find today’s #freewrite challenge at the following link: https://steempeak.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-532-5-minute-freewrite-friday-prompt-cocktail And the header image used today is CC0 and courtesy of Pixabay! Couldn’t find a…

  • Prompt: Filth (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hullo, hullo! ๐Ÿ™‚ First post in a couple of days – woops! I’ve been deep in my little world of Fan’driel and disregarding reality. I’m a terrible student. I’m doing a Business Administration course at the moment, Certificate III, job ready for that role by the end of the certificate (except I’ll be signing up to do another certificate. Heaven help me; struggling to find the time to do this one!) My study method so far has been thus: Write a freewrite. Live in my fiction. Browse the blockchain. Briefly check online course’s website – shrug shoulders. Do another freewrite. Browse the ‘chain. Live in my fiction some more. More.…

  • Prompt: Rainbow (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hulloooo! It’s Day 528 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite and I’m on a roll with my story integration. Today’s prompt is rainbow which is highly relevant in my little universe. The skies are iridescent, the Gods live in the Aethya — the heavens — which, simply put, looks like a more colourful aurora borealis spread across the entire world, that becomes more vortex-like the higher one goes, and the Skyswept Isles are positioned high enough to notice the kaleidoscopic patterns that shift and change in the endless colours. Very colourful, vibrant, and rainbow-tastic… an eternal beauty that overwhelms the reality of the dark and gritty land it shines upon. You can…

  • Prompt: I’ll Be Checking On You (a five-minute #freewrite)

    Hulloooo! It’s Day 527 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite, and I’m still plodding away at my โœถstory of a lifetimeโœถ and trying to squeeze some inspiration out of the daily prompt! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today’s prompt is — I’ll be checking on you! — butttt, I changed it a bit to better suit my characters. I can’t think of one instance where any of my characters would possibly check on anyone (I read it in an exuberant manner, also) but there are plenty of instances where one would be watching others. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, here we go! Five-minute Story Time! Brought to you by a prompt, caffeine, and an eggtimer website. Prompt Used: I’ll…