Wednesday writing prompts

Image by Carrie Z from Pixabay I couldn’t find anything very cheerful to write about this week, so here are two dark topics and an evergreen. Texas trial: Andrea Yates Twenty years ago next year, on 7 March 2002, the defence rested in the Andrea Yates trial in Texas. She was found guilty of capital…

Wednesday writing prompts

Yellowstone Park Image by David Mark from Pixabay Here’s another one for next year, so you have plenty of time to research it, pitch it, write it, and submit it. One hundred and fifty years ago next year, on 1 March 1872,  Yellowstone National Park was established by President Ulysses S Grant. What can you…

Wednesday writing prompts

Image by Jörg Petersen from Pixabay Here’s one for next year, so you have plenty of time to research it, pitch it, write it, and submit it. Fifty years ago next year, on 17 February 1972,  the VW Beetle overtook the Model T Ford as the world’s bestselling car. What was it about this little…

That was the week that was

I didn’t have a great start to the week due to a rough night on Sunday and a long lie-in on Monday. However, I did manage to get some things done. Monday One of the things I wanted to do was see if there was any other editing or proofreading work coming up. I checked…

Wednesday writing prompts

Image by PIRO4D from Pixabay Twenty-five years ago today, on 10 February 1996,  world chess champion Garry Kasparov apparently lost the first game of a six-game chess match against an IBM computer called Deep Blue. Although it is too late to write this one up as an anniversary piece for this year, chess can still…

Wednesday writing prompt

Image by shedreamsinpink from Pixabay Okay, this one’s a good one … or I think it is at least. Fifty years ago next year, on 24 January 1972, a Second World War Japanese soldier was found hiding on Guam, an island in the North Pacific. There is so much information available about this event if you…

Wednesday writing prompts

Image by Marc Pascual from Pixabay Forty years ago yesterday, on 12 January 1981, Dynasty aired for the first time. This had me looking for pictures I could use from the show, but of course, they’re all copyright protected. What the search did bring up was lots of Chinese images. And that reminded me that in…

New! Writing prompts

Image by adriankirby from Pixabay I’m slap bang in the middle of planning work for next year, both for the blog and for my workload. But I wanted to test-run a new feature on the blog. One of my most popular blog topics has always been the one about ideas, so I’m going to introduce…