Introducing Amy M. Reade, Author of Secrets of Hallstead House

I'm delighted to welcome Amy M. Reade to Writing Room 101 today, author of Secrets of Hallstead House. Amy has shared an excerpt with us, which is really exciting. So read on to learn more about her latest release, and don't forget to show Amy some love in the comments! Macy Stoddard had hoped to ease the grief of … Continue reading Introducing Amy M. Reade, Author of Secrets of Hallstead House

[WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #8

I've read quite a few posts recently tackling the subject of character and plot, namely - which comes first. With this in mind I've decided to create a challenge with two possible options. If, like me, the character usually comes first, then I'd like you to chose option A (write based on plot/location). If you … Continue reading [WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #8

[WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #7

I'm using pictures as the inspiration for this week's theme. Your mysterious Monday image is courtesy of Alice Popkorn and can be found on flickr. The piece is entitled Full Moon Mystery. Have fun 🙂   Welcome to the WR101 Prompt Series. A daily prompt incorporating our love of fiction in all its forms. I've tried not to set … Continue reading [WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #7

[WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #6

The theme for this week is in the form of a story title. As a twist, I'd like you to start by using the title in the opening sentence.  But that's not all - I'm also adding a word limit, with a challenge of 500 words or less. So here's your mysterious story title for … Continue reading [WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #6

[WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #5

  This week the theme is based on dialogue, so each day I will post the opening line and all you need to do is continue from there. It’s a dialogue only prompt, which can be challenging, but also a lot of fun. So, your mysterious opener for Monday is:  “Why the hell did you do … Continue reading [WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #5

[WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #4

It's a new week and a new theme.  This week the clue is in the title. I will provide a daily title, and all you need to do is run with it! The only thing I ask, is that your genre follows the theme of the day. Let's get started. Here is your mysterious Monday … Continue reading [WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #4

[WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #3

Welcome back to a new week of the daily writing prompts. This week we're using nature, more specifically, photographs of nature, to get those creative juices flowing. As it's Monday, the subject is that of mystery and suspense. If a picture can tell a thousand words, I challenge you to do the same! You will … Continue reading [WR101 Prompt Series] Mystery on Mondays' – Prompt #3

Dean Koontz and his descriptive prowess

Innocence by Dean Koontz When I was a younger, my two favourite authors were Dean Koontz and Stephen King. I particularly enjoyed their descriptive prowess and hoped to one day try my hand at using similes and metaphors to make scenes vivid and entertaining – just as they do. They always bring the story to life for me. Once … Continue reading Dean Koontz and his descriptive prowess