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Writing Prompt: Books into Movies

This year for National Blog Posting Month, I’m writing prompts for a small group of bloggers. Here’s tomorrow’s prompt, and here’s the list of all NaBloPoMo prompts before this.

Darth Maul Vs. Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman

Prompt #14 (Nov 16)

When a book is adapted into a movie, the majority of the time, hard core fans will leave the theater in disgust, screaming, “I could have done it better,” or “They didn’t do the book justice.”

You have three routes for this prompt:

  1. What’s one book that you’re dying to make into a movie?
  2. What’s one book you wish would have never hit the silver screen (and why)?
  3. What’s the best book-to-movie adaptation you’ve seen and why is it amazing?

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Writing Prompt: Third Place

This year for National Blog Posting Month, I’m writing prompts for a small group of bloggers. Here’s tomorrow’s prompt, and here’s the list of all NaBloPoMo prompts before this.

men talking in a coffee shop, seen through a window, with a mural on the wall.

Prompt #11 (Nov 12)

They say that each person has three places. The first is your home, the second is your work, and the third is your place in the community that you go to foster a more creative and connected life. What is your third place and where is it?

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Photo credit:  Mark Faviell Photos

Writing Prompt: Riding a Bike

This year for National Blog Posting Month, I’m writing prompts for a small group of bloggers. Here’s tomorrow’s prompt, and here’s the list of all NaBloPoMo prompts before this.

Bicycle in Amsterdam, photo by Laura Kimball (lamiki). Taken with HTC One mini.

Prompt #10 (Nov 11)

We say, “just like riding a bike,” to describe a a skill that you learn and never forget. What’s one skill or badass talent that you know and you’ll never forget?

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Remember that Time I Blogged Every Day for A Month

Printing press typsetting letters that spell blogging

Back in October 2010, a friend dared me to blog every single day. Friends like that who know how to motivate you the right way are priceless. That November and the following November, I cranked out 60 blog posts and put my blogging stats in a healthy upswing. That experiment led to a talk that inspired even more people to set out on their own 30-day blogging challenge.

Then the fall of 2012 rolled around. I started a very awesome and intense job (that has yet to be blogged about) and I stopped blogging. Last year I knew that I didn’t have the capacity to blog every day and I let NaBloPoMo pass. Then, this year rolled around and a blogging friend posted in a Facebook group that she was looking for her National Blog Posting Month blogging buddy. I jumped on it.

Yes, I will be your blogging buddy.

(Hat tip: blogging buddies are crucial for ensuring success.)

Then, the Patron Saint of Realism on my left shoulder spoke up, “Yeah right, Laura, you barely have time to make yourself dinner.”

And the Patron Saint of Opportunity on my right shoulder countered: “You can change how you write, how you blog. You won’t write about life or epic blog posts. Keep it to one paragraph responses about things you read, thoughts you have. Don’t synthesize or analyze. Report. Blog from my phone. Post photos. The way you blog — and can blog — has changed since two years ago.”

And the Realist shit on that response: “So, you’re going to blog for the sake of blogging instead of blogging to write about what really matters? Yeah, that’ll make you happy…”

She had a point.  (more…)