Harperpages

The blog of author Harper Alexander


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Writing-Prompt PTuesday (Like Pterodactyl)

Pterodactyls really have nothing to do with anything (except I discovered I actually knew how to spell it when someone pop-quizzed me the other day – proud moment), but there’s nothing catchy about ‘Writing-Prompt Tuesday’ without getting creative with dressing it up, so there you go.

Today’s writing prompt shall be…

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(This writing prompt is an original line by yours truly. I own the copyright, but grant anyone the right to use it as a starting point for their version of a correlating story. If you end up publishing anything that starts with/includes this line, or was inspired by it, it would be a good idea to go ahead and mention it was a writing prompt found at http://www.harperpages.wordpress.com, and published with permission!)


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She Wore Red to the Funeral

Whoops, I missed Writing-Prompt Wednesday, but Thursday’s just as good, right? Sure.

This week’s writing prompt shall be…

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(This writing prompt is an original line by yours truly. I own the copyright, but grant anyone the right to use it as a starting point for their version of a correlating story. If you end up publishing anything that starts with/includes this line, or was inspired by it, it would be a good idea to go ahead and mention it was a writing prompt found at http://www.harperpages.wordpress.com, and published with permission!)


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Shakespearean Insults

Today, I got into Thesaurus.com to help me with some synonyms in my writing, and what do I see on the front page but a banner proclaiming ‘YOU CANKER-BLOSSOM!’, labeled ‘3 Shakespearean Insults’.

It gave me a chuckle, and I thought – what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than coming up with other, equally hilarious insults? Not necessarily Shakespearean, but just as fun to employ in a tirade.

Such as…

You Bumble-Quack!

You Pansy-Turd!

You Drivel-Twit!

You Blubbering Bumpkin!

You Crumb-Curdled Crumpet!

You Buck-Toothed Baboon!

You Pork-Faced Ninny!

You Lack-luster Handkerchief!

You Scum-eating Scoundrel!

You Glorious Gargoyle!

You Sniveling-Snooty!

You Moth-Eaten-Pansy!

You Crumb-Licking Loony!

And, on that note, I feel inspired to write the story that includes the character who spouts all these things. I thought about referencing this list now and then whenever I need an insult in a less-than-totally-serious story, but why settle for just one here and there? After all, what could be better than a character whose claim to fame is always throwing some new ridiculous insult at someone, and including them ALL IN ONE BOOK? It would definitely be good for a laugh.

What hilarious insults can YOU come up with?


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Writing Prompt Feature

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I’ve decided to start doing a ‘writing prompt’ post every week, both because this blog needs something to spice it up and because I think it would be a useful exercise (and because I’d like to eventually compile the individual writing prompts into a whole book of writing prompts). I was thinking I should do it every Wednesday, because…well, Writing-Prompt Wednesday is really the only coinciding day with a bit of a ring to it, but it’s not really that great of a ‘ring’ and to be honest, I’m not necessarily good at keeping a schedule. Life gets busy, people, and I like keeping the idea of a loose schedule so I can switch things around as needed, and not get set into too rigid and constricting a groove.

Anyway! Hopefully I can start writing a short story to go with each writing prompt and include it with the posts, but for now I’ll start things off by simply listing a prompt.

(This writing prompt is an original line by yours truly. I own the copyright, but grant anyone the right to use it as a starting point for their version of a correlating story. If you end up publishing anything that starts with/includes this line, or was inspired by it, it would be a good idea to go ahead and mention it was a writing prompt found at http://www.harperpages.wordpress.com, and published with permission!)