Preptober Prompts! Weeks One to Two

I definitely totally dropped the ball last week, so we’re doing the first two weeks of Preptober Prompts in the same post! ;D

These two weeks are focused on Worldbuilding, hosted by the marvellous R.M. Archer of Scribes and Archers, and Character, hosted by the fabulous Evelyn of Rain-Drenched Writer!

These are super fun questions, so let’s jump right in! ^-^

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Preptober Book Dissection pt 1: Worldbuilding

Greetings, fellow adventurers! ^-^ I hope your preptober is going well thus far 🙂

One of the best ways to learn is by example, and writing is no exception. I’m sure, if you have seen any amount of writing advice, you have seen how much people stress the importance of reading to improve your writing.

I definitely find reading beneficial to me in teaching me how to master my craft further. I don’t go into every book with an analytical eye (though I am more on the critical/analytical side of readers), but even being immersed in similar atmospheres to the ones we create and work in is helpful.

I thought it would be fun to take a book and dissect it, spoiler-free, and see what to do and what not to do in different categories.

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On Affirmation, Divine and Otherwise (pt 2: Compliments)

Greetings, fellow adventurers!

In the first edition of this now-series I talked about how it’s okay to get affirmation, and even need it.

That established, let’s say someone compliments you. In the grocery store. Out of the blue.

‘Nice blouse,’ they say, like they haven’t just threatened your ability to respond in a socially accepted way.

Thus begins the internal freaking out.

hOw To rEsPoNd? O-o how to smile? how to breathe?!?

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Regarding Psalm 46:10

Greetings, fellow adventurers!

I was recently camping with my family, and before we left we were all looking forward to getting away for a week and just /relaxing/. No one needing things from us, no interpersonal tension, some new scenery, etc etc. It was wonderful.

(Note from past Maple: I actually am drafting this as I sit in a lawn chair under a tarp, in the rain, trying not to be cold. [Hello from the mountains, dear readers ^-^]).

While we were camping I was, and have been since then, thinking a fair bit about about resting.

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On Affirmation, Divine and Otherwise


I dunno if any of y’all have ever heard or had the idea that God’s sorta supposed to be the only one who you should base your opinions of yourself off of? Because He sees the perfect in you because He made you?

It’s a really beautiful idea. But, if you’re anything like me, it’s a little hard to run with.

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Summer Writing Projects!

Hello friends!

I write this to you while resting one foot on the still chest of the Beast of School which I have slain as of Friday! *throws confetti* Now I can do all the stuff I’ve been wanting to do now that it is summer!

But this is a blog about writing, so I shall spare you the full list of my ambitions and filter out my writing plans (which still have very high bars so there is no lack of ambition here ;D).

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