Tuesday, August 30, 2016

August Writing Challenges: Day 30 - My Sincerest Apologies

I had full intentions to complete this challenge, unfortunately I was challenged as well, physically and emotionally. I ended up with a Fibromyalgia flare up, migraine headaches, and some household chores that required my attention. I don't remember if I told you or not, but we moved in our new home at the end of March, 2016. We moved to Spring Hill from Tampa. There are still boxes to be emptied all around the house. Window treatments to be hung. We have windows with arches above them. Very difficult to measure and find something that works.

I do have the guest room finished, or as close to finished as I'm going to get right now. I'm also working on the backyard, creating flower beds and gardens. My favorite garden I'm working on is the Fairy Garden, which will provide me with a Spiritual Space, calming space, and a place to meditate. You can see more at Vicki's Fairy Garden and Spiritual Space

Soon, I'll provide pictures of what I have finished now. As of the moment, I'm unable to move as I worked to hard over the weekend and today to get all the plants potted in the ground that were becoming an emergency.

I've also been collecting things around the house and outdoors to create accessories for the Fairy Garden, including Fairy Houses.

It's a fun diversion. My husband thinks it's an obsession.

And, to top it off, it was my dog's 13th birthday on the 28th. We go all out on our pets' birthdays - carrot cake slice for Jack, new toys for Bailey, toys, party hats, the whole she-bang!

So, what I'm going I'm going to do, is give you a list of books that will provide you with challenges, writing prompts, exercises and overall help with your writing.

If you require help or have a question, please don't hesitate to contact me.

And for the heck of it, a friend sent this image I used at the top, and I thought it would bring a smile to your face.

Books that can help you increase your writing skills with exercises and writing prompts:

(Some are embedded and available as a download straight from their cover image)

Write Starts
Hal Zina Bennett

The Writer's Little Helper
James V. Smith Jr.

Writing Tools
Roy Peter Clark

Now Write!
Edited by: Sherry Ellis

A Writer's Workbook
Caroline Sharp

101 Creative Writing Exercises
Melissa Donovan

Take Ten for Writers
Bonnie Neubauer

712 More Things to Write About
San Francisco Writers' Grotto

1,000 Writing Prompts
Bryan Cohen

501 Writing Prompts
Learning Express

60 Creative Writing Prompts and and Plots
Ganga Bharani Vasudevan

510 Creative Writing Prompts
Jonathan Wright

A Year of Creative Writing Prompts
The Love in Ink Team

Writing Prompts: 150 Ideas to Help
James Maschia

Creative Exercises to Inspire
Heidi Angell

Fiction Writing Prompts
Patti Stafford

Four Seasons of Creative Writing
Bryan Cohen

I've given you some great resources to help you get started with creative writing prompts.

If you have any other questions, please let me know. If you'd like to suggest a book to add to the list, I'd appreciate that very much.


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