Thrift Store Finds

Thrift Store Finds

Favorite items included in my latest thrift store haul: 1968 Sears Medalist Electric 12 typewriter ($4); Spice Girls 500-piece jigsaw puzzle ($0.35); optometrist tie ($0.99). Thrift store items I wonder about how they got there and their past lives: All of them....
Writing Prompt: Museum Artifacts

Writing Prompt: Museum Artifacts

Aren’t museums fascinating? While peeking into another world, I imagine what those from the past might think about the stories an exhibit tells … Creative Writing Prompt: Museum Artifacts Take a look around a museum, or recall your favorite pieces in a museum. Imagine...
Writing Prompt: Awkward Prom Date

Writing Prompt: Awkward Prom Date

It’s the end of the school year, which means teens in their formal attire are all over Applebee’s and other casual restaurants, eating riblet platters and posing for a photo before their big night … Creative Writing Prompt: Awkward Prom Date Your character’s prom date...
Writing Prompt: School Daze

Writing Prompt: School Daze

When I was younger, I never got into trouble at school. It seems that because I was the quiet, introspective type everyone assumed I could do no harm. Sometimes I tried to get into trouble just to defy expectation, but my plans seemed to backfire because I wasn’t...
What It Feels Like to Get Your First Book Advance

What It Feels Like to Get Your First Book Advance

WD Editor Cassandra Lipp talks about the combination of self-doubt and excitement that came along with her first book advance. Just shy of one year after I graduated from college with my undergraduate degree in English and journalism, I got the call from a...