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writing prompts - march madness
Can you feel it? The madness? No, not the spherical hyped up college hooping betting Las Vegas style kind of madness.
I'm talking the coming out of hibernation, the winter-into-spring kind. I realize some of you live in colder regions, areas covered in snow, locales near frozen ponds or snowcapped hills. Not me. I'm a California girl, and our winter is coming to a close.
Well, the very limited winter that visited, that is. Spring is on its way.
So let's celebrate!
What better way to honor the shift from cold to cool, from frozen to chilly, or from darkness to light than with some writing?
We recently spent the month examining setting. Hopefully, you've enjoyed the posts and have even been practicing perfecting your story's time and place. Of course you have! So now, show it off...
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