Muse on Monday – January 30, 2023

Hello Musers, and welcome to another Monday! Setting is an important part of storytelling since where and when a story takes place will have a big impact on the story. There is something wrong if a story that takes place in India in the 1800s and on Mars in the 2400s are exactly the same….

Muse on Monday – January 23, 2023

This week’s muse prompt is a story scenario. You finish the story. Story Prompt: January 23, 2023 A girl goes out in the woods with watercolors and a sketchpad. When she tries to come back, she finds that she has lost the way. If you want to share your story, you can either email me…

Muse on Monday – January 16, 2023

Story Prompt: January 16, 2023 Write a story based on the picture below. This picture has an eerie, otherworldly feeling to it, but that doesn’t mean that your story has to be. Part of the fun of writing with prompts is subverting expectations. In any case, have fun with it. If you want to share…

Muse on Monday – January 9, 2023

Muse on Monday – January 9, 2023 Do you listen to music when you write? I listen to a wide variety of music but I like energetic music like rock or techno when I write. Sometimes, though, when I write about a certain place, I will listen to music from that place: for example, I…

Muse on Monday – January 2, 2023

Muse on Monday – January 2, 2023 Happy New Year from the Green-Walled Treehouse! We’re going to start 2023 off with a bang by talking about action. Action scenes are inherently high tension, so they should be exciting. They should make the reader want to keep reading. Sentences are often short. They use a lot…

Muse on Monday – December 19, 2022

Muse on Monday – December 19, 2022 Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone out there! We all probably have certain images of Christmas and similar adjacent holidays in our minds based on our experiences and what we see on TV and in movies. This may give an idea of what a Christmas story should…

Muse on Monday – December 12, 2022

Recently I saw two lovers say a tearful goodbye at the airport. It was even harder since because of their circumstances, they would not see each other for a long time, if ever again. Modern communication such as video calling and chatting are great to a point but no substitute for being together. I felt…

Muse on Monday – December 5, 2022

It’s December. In a lot of the world, it’s a month dominated by Christmas, with all the traditions and shopping that go along with that. It’s also a time when many people get together with family to celebrate the holiday. Families are interesting since we don’t get to choose ours and they can either be…

Muse on Monday – November 28, 2022

This is the last week of AI-generated artwork month for the Muse on Monday posts and we’re ending with an epic space battle. Of course, the story doesn’t have to be a war story: it’s up to you to write what you think of when you see this. Story Prompt: November 28, 2022 Write a…

Muse on Monday – November 21, 2022

Welcome to a brand new week! This is week 3 of AI-generated artwork month for the Muse on Monday posts. This week’s is a piece of character art. It’s up to you to decide who she is and what she is doing. If you have any artwork, either AI-generated or hand drawn that you would…