New Release: The Daily Prompt 2017

The Daily Prompt 2017 - J. C. Cauthon #writingprompts #writing #inspirationDo you have days where you feel like your written words are blocked?

Do you sit down, wanting to write, but find that the words don’t come?

The Daily Prompt 2017 is a collection of writing prompts designed specifically to help you get words on the page.  Each prompt is inspirational in its own way, and with a prompt for each day of the year, you are certain to find something to write every day.

Use these prompts to break the dam that is holding back your words and get yourself in the habit of writing every single day.

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Weekly Update: December 4

So, I’m realizing here lately that I am not doing so well with the remembering to update everyone on what has been happening here this week.  This was on my list of things to do, but somehow, I missed it.

The Daily Prompt 2017

The Daily Prompt 2017 comes out this week.  It includes every creative writing prompt from the 2017 monthly series.  This book will be available at Amazon, and you will be able to purchase it in e-book format and in paperback.

Another Year of Blog Prompts

This is taking me longer to complete than I care to admit.  I have been working on the graphics for the daily prompts that I share on the blog for almost two months.  It’s a simple copy & paste job with a little bit of fiddling to make it fit in the margins of the background graphic, and for some reason, I just can’t seem to plant my behind in the chair and get it done.

I will have these ready to roll out in time for 2018, so don’t worry–you won’t miss a single day of writing.

That’s All, Folks

Other than that, it has been a fairly quiet week here in my home office.  The house is decorated for Christmas, the kids are ready for school to be out, and there is a somewhat winter chill in the air.  (There are days where I actually have to wear my winter jacket in the morning.  I’m in t-shirts by the end of the afternoon, however.)

Book Review: Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania by Michael Bunker

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

On first seeing this book, I thought it would be okay, just something to read and kind of rejuvenate my writing mind, but it surprised me. I’m thinking a Science Fiction book about the Amish is a bit of an oxymoron, but the author pulled it off really well.

I don’t think the exact date was ever given for the setting of the novella, but it’s definitely three or four centuries in the future. The Amish are being crowded out by all the English (all us Americans who love our technology), so the main character is about to embark on a new pioneering voyage to a planet called New Pennsylvania. But things don’t go to plan. And what he discovers in the end (from what I can understand) is a bit chilling.

The ending is the only part I really am bothered by. It was a left a little too dubious. The best I can tell, when he was loaded in the shuttle to go to New Pennsylvania, he was really transported to a future world. That’s the best I can understand. I think if the ending was a little more clear, I could give it 5-stars.

I’m not sure if he has written any sequels as I only finished this book late last night, but I am going to try to find some just to see if the question is ever answered.

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Book Review: Sworn to Raise

Sworn to Raise by Terah Edun

My rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The best thing I can say about this book is that I did manage to finish it, but that is only because I do my very best to always read the entire book before I review it. I trudged through it–through all the run-on sentences, horrible grammar errors, and flat characters–so that I could get to this point–the review.

If I had to summarize this book in one word, it would be “awkward.” The writing was not smooth in any way, shape, or form. I had to put my reader down several times and rub my temples because the structuring of the sentence made my head hurt. The dialogue was clunky at best, and it read like a present-day teenager conversation. I was waiting for the bubblegum popping to start.

The thing that bothered me the most was the characters. They were flat, and I really could not make myself care about them. And if I don’t care about the characters, then I can’t make myself care about the book either.

This story has so much potential. I could almost see Ciardis (and I had to go look that name up because I could not remember it) as being similar to the companion from the Firefly television show, but the story was told in such as way that she just fell flat. She did not achieve the greatness that I expected of her, and it was a bit of a letdown.

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New Release: The Daily Prompt 2017: November

The Daily Prompt 2017: November - A Creative Writing Prompt for Every Day of November - J. C. Cauthon #writing #writingprompt #writingreferenceThe Daily Prompt 2017: November hit the Amazon shelves today.  This collection contains thirty brand new prompts, one for each day of November, in one convenient list.  Purchasing it today will give you enough time to prepare for the first day of November.

With NaNoWriMo on the horizon, along with several other write-athons, The Daily Prompt 2017: November is just what you need.  Each writing prompt is sure to spark a story.

Secure your copy from Amazon today.

For more writing prompt collections by J. C. Cauthon, visit her author page.  She releases writing prompt collections every month.