What’s in the Pot

List 9 good reasons to eat your mother-in-law’s cooking.

Still need submissions

Sorry I haven’t been keeping up with these writing prompts, but I have been trying to get more submissions for this book on Reflections.  Please read the directions listed below and maybe you will want to be part of this project.  So far I have received only 6; need at least 15 to create the book.  Thank you for your help.

Call for Submissions: 

Neelie Publishing is looking for submissions for a book project tentatively titled Reflections: Stories that Celebrate Life.  A reflection is not necessarily connected to any singular memory, but rather it is more a sense of well being, a moment of truth, or expanded self knowledge.  Reflect on the following – which ones have you experienced:

  • an amazing event or miraculous happening;
  • an awakening of self understanding;
  • a change of attitude;
  • the meaning of life;
  • understanding death;
  • an unexplainable incident;
  • a profound feeling of recognition;
  • a turning point;
  • an unforgettable impression;
  • special gifts of understanding and wisdom;
  • the gifts of grace and love,
  • an unsolved mystery;
  • More: proudest moments; embarrassing moments; humorous times.

The beauties of nature often help reveal these special moments of self and understanding to us – an early morning walk, a sunrise or sunset, spending time in a rustic mountain cabin, along with ordinary life experiences like falling in love, fear divorce, illness, depression, or death.  It can be a solitary experience or one you went through with a group; come to you suddenly or over a span of years.  The important factor is that you are in a better state of mind and body today, and have a greater sense of respect and appreciation for yourself and others because you have experienced this single moment of truth and self-knowing.  This may be a difficult piece to write because it will require deep soul searching and may even reveal a part of you that you never knew existed

Spend time reflecting – permit this special moment to come to you, it may even take the form of a poem, and that’s okay.  The mysteries of life are often found in poems.  Don’t expect too much at first, but as you sit quietly and reflect that sense of well being will arrive, and you may be surprised at what you discover about yourself.

Reflect on that single moment– then write from your heart and senses, from your feelings, inner-self, and visions.

If interested:

Contact Neelie Publishing for more directives: neeliepubl@aol.com

Goldilocks in Court

Create a Law & Order script about the arrest and trial of Goldilocks for vandalizing the Bears’ house.

Unique Words

Write five adjectives that describe the taste of each of the following: a lemon, an olive and mustard.  Challenge yourself to select unique words.

Granddad’s Ghostly Visit

In a dream, you’re visited by the ghost of a deceased great-grandparent.  Write down the conversation that takes place.

Fan Letter

Write a fan letter to your mentor.  It could be a family member, sports player, author or celebrity.  If you like it, email it.

“THE” is a No-No

Write a scene without using the word “the.”

Enter – Author

Spend a day in your character’s shoes.  Speak, dress and act like him/her.  Take notes of your experience.

A-HA Moments

A few weeks ago I posted a Call for Submissions – scroll down to read the Call – now I’m adding a few requested details.  These submissions are to be A-Ha moments – a moment of truth, a turning point, breakthrough experiences – these A-Ha moments made an impression on you or expanded self knowledge.  I am looking for essays around 750 words, and the first deadline is Friday, September 6, 2013.  Contact neeliepubl@aol.com for more info.  -thank you-

Book Characters

Organize the books in your personal library.  Write a story using characters from five of them.

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