• 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…

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

    Hullo, hullo! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ 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! πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ™‚ 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 ✢story of a lifetime✢ and trying to squeeze some inspiration out of the daily prompt! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚ So, here we go! Five-minute Story Time! Brought to you by a prompt, caffeine, and an eggtimer website. Prompt Used: I’ll…

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

    Hullo! πŸ™‚ It’s Day 524 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite, and this is my sixth effort at integrating the daily prompt with my already existing universe and characters. Just hoping to find more ideas and breathe more life into my story before I release Book One this year. You can find today’s challenge (and join in!!) here: https://steemit.com/freewrite/@mariannewest/day-524-5-minute-freewrite-thursday-prompt-buffer And my header image for today’s post is CC0 and courtesy of Pixabay. Today’s Prompt: Buffer Today’s Character: Lyria     The realm was a deep, black expanse that held nothing within it –nothing that could be seen with an ordinary eye. Lyria strained to see beyond her toes but was thwarted by…

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

    Hullooo! It’s Day 523 of @mariannewest’s five-minute #freewrite, and I struggled a bit today. I know, freewriting, write what comes to mind. But since I’m trying to incorporate it into an existing work and inspire new ideas to come out… my freedom is restrained a teeny bit. πŸ˜‰ Today’s prompt is — drapes — and the only thing I could think of is something I’ve already done involving my main character, Lyria. So I had to stew on it for a while to work out who else could be bothered by some curtains fluttering in their faces. Ended up choosing Cael since he’s in the same curtained room, and maybe…