Thursday, April 06, 2017

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, April 06, 2017 13 comments
Welcome, A-Z Blogging Challenge friends. This year, my theme is Prompt-a-day, with fun or thought-provoking writing prompts to use as a story start, warm up, or creativity stretching exercise.

Envy


A time when a friend’s success soured our friendship and I had to distance myself.


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13 comments:

  1. Good writing prompt. Right now, I don't want to be prompted as I have too many topics to complete - but I love you've brought out a book on the topic. Well done! Going to check it out now.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. This book has a section geared toward developing characters in existing projects (as well as new ones). And many make great writing warm ups or journaling starts.

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  2. I find the WEP hosted by Denise and Yolanda good for prompts that stretch me in directions I might not have gone otherwise. Best of sales on your book! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Roland. Prompts can be great imagination stretchers for sure. My collection has a lot of variety--from the relational to the fantastical. My A to Z series gives a little taste.

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  3. I'm back, Laurel! :D
    "Envy" piqued my interest.

    I could see this as an MG. It was a lot harder controlling the envy back then, and, sure, sometimes a friend or friends would catch on and relationships would sour.

    Now I'm all about my OWN journey, and there's no room for envy to pack on this trip. To each his or her own, right?

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    1. Indeed, it takes a lot of maturity to weather envious feelings, so younger characters would struggle significantly. I agree that envy is a weight no one really wants to carry for any distance.

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    1. Sounds like a very plausible way to take the prompt. Have fun with it.

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  5. Maybe after I've made it through AtoZ I'll come back and actual write some of these prompts. You've come up with some excellent story seeds! @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

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    1. Thanks! Glad you're liking the series so far.

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  6. Hi Laurel - we never know who will succeed and who will just get there by hook or by crook ... Envy is awful - join in and enjoy - cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/f-is-for-feral-goats.html

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    1. Indeed, and some successes are meteoric rises that reverse quickly. And success has some hidden costs that envy can blind us to--the grass that seems greener might not be.

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  7. I've been guilty of this one. I've always found something about others that I envy. Something recalled in the memoir I've been working on. See more about this at my blog:
    jannghi.blogspot.com

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