Muse on Monday – January 10, 2022

It’s time for Muse on Monday again. This week’s prompt is a first line of a story. The world ended on a Friday, which was a surprise. Try this exercise: Think of a sentence to go with this first line. It doesn’t have to the one after it, just one that might be connected somehow…

Muse on Monday – January 3, 2022

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s a brand new year and a great time to restart Muse on Monday. Moving forward, I want to make this more accessible to writers with their own blogs or websites. You can still submit your story here for a chance to get it published with next weeks prompt, or just…

Muse on Monday – November 22, 2021

Happy Monday and happy birthday to Marjane Satrapi, the Iranian author of the graphic novel Persepolis. This is also the day that C.S. Lewis, one of my favorite writers, died in 1963, the same day as Aldous Huxley and John F. Kennedy. Quite the momentous day. Second, this is the week of Thanksgiving in the…

Muse on Monday – November 15, 2021

Did you know that this week is International Education Week? All over the world, people are holding special activities about international eduation. I am holding a workshop on academic writing for students in Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Muse on Monday is a weekly writing challenge. Anyone can join and the idea is to…

Muse on Monday – November 8, 2021

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining another Muse on Monday here at the Green-Walled Treehouse. I was on a trip in Central Asia for the last few weeks but I’m back now with a new prompt. Muse on Monday is a weekly writing challenge. Anyone can join and the idea is to write a story based…

Muse on Monday – October 11, 2021

Did you know that today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada? As a Canadian, I am thankful for all I’ve been given and thinking of all my friends and family in Canada. As someone living in the US, I didn’t get the day off. I hope you had a great day, even if you had to…

Muse on Monday – October 4, 2021

Hello and welcome to a new week and a new month. Did you know that the Space Age began 64 years ago today? That was the day the first satellite, Sputnik 1 was put into orbit. That should get you thinking of story ideas that are out there. Scroll down to read Oh, It Was…

Muse on Monday – September 27, 2021

Hello and happy Monday everyone. Welcome to a new week and a new Muse on Monday writing prompt. Muse on Monday is a weekly writing challenge to help you improve your writing and have fun, open to anyone of any age. The goal is to write a story that starts with the first line below….

Muse on Monday – September 13, 2021

Welcome to the beginning of a new week! Scroll down to read Leather Vest by Olzhasbek Zhakenov, a great example of a dark comedy about a lazy cowboy, the prompt for last week. Muse on Monday is a weekly writing challenge to help you improve your writing and have fun, open to anyone of any…