Author: H. Duke

H. Duke writes contemporary fantasy, horror, and more. She currently lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband, Giru, and a shiny black dog named Jupiter. Her weird west serial Jeremiah Jones Cowboy Sorcerer is being released in eight episodes (sort of like a TV show, but for your e-reader!). you can get the first four episodes here.

3 Beginnings (Prompt #4)

Better yet, brainstorm five ways to begin your story, then (plot twist!) discard the first three (in the order they came to you – no cheating!) and write out the remaining two. Choose the one you think fits the story better.

Resolution Realities (Prompt #3)

Tonight is the last night of 2014 – the year went by like a toddler running towards a plate of unguarded cookies, amirite? Well, I’m working on this Friday’s post about goal-setting and writing resolutions, and I got to thinking…

Christmas Writing Prompt (#2)

For our second Wednesday writing exercise, we’re celebrating the holiday season with a Christmas-themed Writing Prompt!

Christmas Writing Prompt

Write about a special holiday tradition in your family. Alternatively, compare and contrast your Christmases/ holidays growing up to the Christmases/holidays you celebrate now – who or what caused these changes? Do you still feel the same way about the holiday season as you did when you were a kid? Were your holiday expectations ever disappointed in any way, great or small?

Want more holiday themed writing prompts? Check out the following sites:

Christmas Writing Prompts

Creative Writing Prompts about Christmas

Holiday Writing Prompts – highly recommended!

Send your responses (or a link to your blog where you posted your responses), and I’ll post them when I put up next week’s writing prompt! And don’t forget to follow on Pinterest for weekly prompts and more great content!



Plot Bones: Make a Plot Skeleton to Write Your Story on

Does plotting scare you? Do you find yourself wasting valuable words and time writing boring, unrelated scenes that you know you’ll just cut later? Do you have a great idea for a story, but aren’t sure what events should happen…