Friday, December 4, 2009

Woohoo! (Take Two!) I'm a winner!

Even though I haven't posted it here in awhile, I've still been doing the one-minute writer. Not every day, but whenever I see it in my blog roll and the topic catches my eye. Well on November 23, the prompt was, "Travel: What is the furthest you traveled from home as a child? Describe the experience." In one minute, I wrote:

When I was 13, I flew to Australia with a group of children my age. It was my first time on a plane, and the length of the flight alone left me shaking with nerves. But Australia itself was not that different from home; with the exception of the kangaroos, and the terrifying giant spiders. I thought they would eat my face as I slept.

Beth, the owner of one-minute writer, picked me as the one-minute writer of the day! Woot! She said she was amused by the "spider eating my face" bit. Amusing? Yes. Still true and terrifying? Absolutely. Spiders are creeptastic.

Thanks for picking me, Beth! And to all you writers out there: Beth has a great blog going on over there; if you're not following it, you should be! Prompts abound! I've even used some of the prompts as character studies (and posted them here multiple times; that's just one example), and some of those character studies ended up in my novel. You never know where your inspiration can come from.


  1. Congrats!!! I'll have to look into the 1 minute writer thing. I've never seen it before.

  2. Great blog, Heather - I love the Wordle in your header!

  3. @Lisa and Laura If you like that blog, is similar, but without the blog. It's just one word, and you're timed for one minute.

    @Shannon Thanks and welcome!

  4. SPiders are creeptastic. I love it. And they are!


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