Lesson 3

09 May

This week I’ve blown the dust off my folders and notebooks and returned to the HTTS Walkthrough.

A pleasant surprise awaited me: I’d already called down lightning and have three ideas for three short stories; all romance with a hint of mystery.

Ideas include: Gardening, an unappreciative boyfriend (he’s a louse!), an old pre-first world war wedding photo, a Dutchman, Scotland, an abandoned cottage, a cry in the night, a competition win and a handsome but lonely ship’s captain. Please feel free to use any or all of these as writing prompts ๐Ÿ™‚

Up to speed with where I left off, I’m nowย all set for Lesson 4.


Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Uncategorized


5 responses to “Lesson 3

  1. estuarywalkthrough

    May 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    yay Prue! Glad lightning struck.

  2. Prue

    May 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks estuary!
    Quite where I go from the lightning strike is difficult to know but my Muse assures me she’s working on it ๐Ÿ™‚

    How’s your walkthrough going?

    • estuarywalkthrough

      May 10, 2011 at 5:16 pm

      It’s going ok so far – I’ve been doing some clustering around “issues” (or rather, unformed ideas) and getting interesting insights into what the story wants. My challenge is always taking the amorphous “sense” of the connections in the story and actually making it a story that has characters and action. So I’m looking forward to figuring that stuff out…. like you said, where to go with the lightning strike.

      I love working on this stuff, though ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Debbie Mumford

    May 10, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Scotland *happy sigh* I love stories of Scotland. Maybe the abandoned cottage is near the Scottish coast and owned by a handsome but lonely ship’s captain who needs to return to his roots…

    *snerk* don’t you love the way I just co-opted your ideas? Can’t wait to see where your muse takes you!

  4. Prue

    May 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Scottish coast is good…could use that ๐Ÿ™‚
    Feel free to take those ideas and weave them to a pattern of your choosing. It’s all good.


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