Years ago after I wrote my Master’s Thesis on women criminals in Auckland in the late 19th Century, I wrote a couple of starters of stories based around some of the cases. This is one of the pages I discovered the other day – it was written maybe 16 years ago? The dialogue is based …

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Today’s writing is inspired by a prompt given to me by¬†Adam Guillemette at alifeimagined.blog: you’d think that staring down the barrel of cupid’s arrow, one would feel elated as with all these challenges I write them in about an hour and then press publish, so they’re not polished – but they’re a great exercise to …

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This week’s Tuesday Trying i decided to use a rose (at the suggestion of a friend) and there was something about this photograph, by Tanalee Youngblood, that spoke to me. So the rules for today are to mention the roses, and to focus on description through emotional response (which was the topic of a writerly …

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