Thursday, April 13, 2017

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, April 13, 2017 14 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.

Kindness


How someone extended tremendous kindness to me in a time of need.


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14 comments:

  1. I tend to write kindness into my gods. They can also have horrible tempers, but are, for the most part, really out to help people.
    Discarded Darlings - Jean Davis, Speculative Fiction Writer, A to Z: Editing Fiction

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    1. Glad to hear it, because power without kindness is just scary.

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  2. I have always found kindness in war to be a reminder that there is something in us that can rise above the hate.

    http://sagecoveredhills.blogspot.com/2017/04/k-is-for-king-cepheus.html

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    1. Indeed, the kindness glows bright in such a dark setting. A war story that isn't unrelenting bleakness, but punctuated with glimpses of goodness is truly transforming for readers.

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  3. Thanks for the reminder of the use of writing prompts. I write in series, so rarely need prompts but sometimes it's good to break away from the mold! K is for Kindle and KDP as you Build a Better Blog. #AtoZchallenge.

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    1. Whenever you're in a dry period, working with prompts can be a way to creatively refill. Prompts can also help you come up with new plot ideas and deepen characterization in works-in-progress.

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  4. Kindness greases the wheels of life. Without it we'd all be stuck.

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    1. It reinforces how very much we need each other, and that no one is alone.

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  5. As a cozy, this I could see. Usually there's the sidekick who is super supportive of the MC. And kindness could absolutely move the story forward...

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    1. Having received kindness from a murder victim would be a huge motivation for the amateur sleuth to seek justice for their lost benefactor, too.

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  6. Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle...
    Writing from prompts really gets my creative juices flowing, so I love your 1001 Evocative Prompts for Fiction Writers.
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! There's a lot of variety in the collection--my A to Z series gives just a small taste.

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  7. Hi Laurel - we need kindness to bloggers too ... let alone real real people around us! Now you've reminded me ... I must out and visit someone in a Nursing Centre ... I do visit regularly - but am due a visit before the weekend is out ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/l-is-for-legendary-beasts-of-britain.html

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    1. Glad to have inspired you to a kind act today. Hope your visit is a pleasant one.

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