The Monkey Is In.

So be prepared. Bring a banana.

I'm a writer of horror and dark fiction. I've been doing this since 1999 and believe me when I say, it's cheaper than therapy and safer for the world at large.

Being Creative Every Day

For the past couple of years, my artist buddies have posted about INKTOBER. Every day in October someone (looks like Jake Parker - not sure if he does it every year though) comes up with 31 prompts to inspire artists to draw a different picture every day during the month. For some reason this year the prompt list inspired me to think this would a great idea for writers, too! So I share it on my FB page and folks from my writers' group picked it up and ran with it.

The basic premise is simple - look at the word for the day and write a short story, flash fiction, drabble, poem, two-sentence story, or anything else that you'd like! We started a few days behind but aside from getting a little too tipsy last night (I was busy during the day, okay?) I'm on schedule. If you want, share your creations on your page(s) and use #Wordtober and don't forget to tag GLAHW

There's really no incentive. No publishing promises or accolades for being a clever girl/guy. Creativity is itself an incentive, especially for people in the arts (painters, photographers, writers, sculptors, et al). And who knows what will come from this exercise? Maybe nothing. Maybe the best thing you've ever done in your life. You won't know until you try!

Check out the picture below and get creating!!