It’s hard to believe August is on way out and fall is rolling in. Enjoy our list of favorite blogs from this last month! There were many, many wonderful reads. Also, stay tuned for this week’s picture prompt at the end of the list!

Setting (and how to craft a good one!) by J.E. Tankersley

A wonderful resource for the writer wanting to better their setting descriptions.

WriteOnCon on Take It or Leave It

A post detailing WriteOnCon – a free, online writing conference. That’s right – it’s free!

Why Writing a Book is Like Hiking a Canyon on GoTeenWriters

Author Stephanie Morrill walks readers through the simile as well as her own writing process.

7 Ways to Build Your Writing Confidence on Helping Writers Become Authors

In this post, K.M. Weiland shares ways to boost your writing confidence.

Have we become uncomfortable with uncertainty in writing? on Nathan Bradsford’s blog

The above question is pondered by Bradsford in this particular blog post.

11 Signs You May Be a Writer on Judy Lee Dunn (.com)

Humorous post about writers.

Admit It on Happy Musings

Discusses how admitting it just might give you a breakthrough in your writing.

Finding the Significance in the Ordinary on Meditations of His Love– I liked reading this blog post because it is a reminder to us all that we are all significant, no matter how ordinary or extraordinary the daily tasks we do are.

The Radical Change that Made Me a Super-Productive Writer On Making a Living Writing – One writers experience with having deadlines to meet on a beautiful day. Who says we have to write inside or at our desks all the time? A change of scenery can sometimes make all the difference.

Getting Published on Happy Musings – Have you ever been published? What did it feel like? Were you stunned, excited or scared? Did you jump for joy, send out an e-mail or worry about who would be reading your work?


Writing Prompt

This week our stories will be inspired by the below picture – if you’d like to test your creativity, please join in.

Questions to jumpstart creativity: Why would she be on a beach by herself? Is the beach in some tropical place in South America or closer to the arctic circle? Think from the perspective of the character: what is she thinking while she twirls along the shore?

We’d love it if you left your story in the comments!