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Yup, we are entering the point in the month where “trying” doesn’t cut it. Do. Write words. Write badly. Write out of sequence. Write without thinking of anything else.

Words on the page = words you can edit next month = potential finished novel. But none of that matters right now. Right now, write.

What is your goal for today?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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How freaky for Dean to show up. I don’t know about you, but he is always a bit scary. You just never know when some evil something-or-other has taken possession of his body and is bent on destruction.  When Dean says “write”, well you better believe I will be writing.

Except, I think today, I will forego the writing cabin in the woods. Cause this is Supernatural Dean and we all know nothing good ever happens in a secluded cabin in the woods.

Where will you be writing today?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

Triumph — 100 Word Wednesday

Title: Triumph
Source:  100 Word Wednesday: Week 97
Word count: 100 words

No one noticed Jacques-Louis. In the streets no one stared, only brushed past him as he hurried to his destination. Those who met him found it difficult to hide their disappointment. He was not the man they had imagined, not the image they had conjured in their mind. Surely, he was not the epitome of strategical genius, wielder of power, a titan of business?

Jacques-Louis average looks, his middle-class clothes, disarmed his adversaries, made them discount him, discredit and dismiss him. He smiled, pressed his advantage and struck the killing blow.
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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

Where the Puck’s Going — Three Line Tales

From Sonya’s 3LineTales at Only100Words.
You can find the original prompt here. Thank you, Sonya.

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photo by Priscilla du Preez via Unsplash

A boy watched the Oilers defend their home turf.

The Great One left big shoes to fill, his records huge, many, and unbroken.

A boy was training in his own backyard Coliseum and dreaming of greatness.

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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Day 15 of NaNoWriMo. Theoretically, by the end of today, you should have 25,000 words written of the 50,000 words due in yet another 15 days. Your book is half-way written Yikes! That’s a lot of words. But, if you have been trucking along day by day, you should be there. Right?

Well, I will admit, I am not there. There is this pesky thing called life that keeps getting in my way. But that will not stop me, I will keep trucking along even after November 30. There is a habit forming, and I think I like it. Writing this book is transforming my life.

Is your writing impacting your life?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

The Watched — Friday Fictioneers

Title: The Watched
Source:  Friday Fictioneers sponsored by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple
Word count: 100 words

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PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Josh scanned the area, ever vigilant. It was quiet. He saw no one. Still, they could be watching. They watched, long distance, and the Borg people made it easy. He tossed his pack watching it land. It thumped on solid ground. A final scan. Satisfied he climbed the railing, feet dangling he let go.

Under the bridge was everything he needed, clean water, a rock chair, and a place to sleep. The waterline said the flooding wouldn’t reach him. Content, he unpacked supplies from his pack and prepared his camp. In the daylight, he could sleep. Tonight, he would run.

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

Carol of the Bells — Weekly Writing Challenge

Title: Carol of the Bells
Source:  Weekly Writing Challenge #167
The five words: VOICE, BELL, PRACTICE, SERVE, CLUE
Word count: 217 words

The cacophony of voices ascended to the church’s vaulted ceiling, swirling into the gilded dome, reaching toward heaven then echoed back to earth. With a sharp “click, click, click”, the director tapped his baton on the black metal music stand. A hush descended. The silence lay thick on the marble floor, muffling small movements as the group took their assigned places.

The director surveyed the group, assessed their readiness, commanded their attention and smiled. He lifted the baton, and everyone inhaled in anticipation. On the first beat, they sang with one voice, a singing bell supported the ostinato and angels reflected perfection to the mortals below.

The director led them through practice twice more before he was satisfied.

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Sister Bernadette was called to serve long ago when she was a young girl. Today’s mass was special for her, it marked the anniversary of her ordination. She watched the director raise the baton, the music swelled, and she closed her eyes. Sister Bernadette felt her soul soar with the music when she opened her eyes she gazed upon the face of an angel.

“Please,” the word was barely audible harmonizing with the bells. “May I have a hint? One tiny clue?”

The angel shook his head causing the pealing of tiny bells.

“The answer lies in your heart.”

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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Life is good when I get to play the evil genius. Hahaha. You have no idea what I have in store for you my pretties.

Well, I am not really evil, somehow evil gets lost when he is looking for my house. Its like I have a jammer that blocks evil forces. And the whole genius thing? It is not a hotly debated topic here. Still, when a good plot twist comes along…

What surprises have shown up in your writing?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

School Day Dreams — FFfAW Challenge

Title: School Day Dreams
Source: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers
Word count: 170 words

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by wildverbs. Thank you wildverbs!

The entirety of his life led him to today. The first day of construction left Tony wondering if it was still a dream.

He remembered sitting in the drafty, dark boxes they called classrooms at Central School. Built in 1916, the building needed more than updates. The dark gymnasium doubled as the school cafeteria. It oozed an odd combination of teenage sweat, warmed mystery meat, and spinach. Eight years there drove him to study architecture and how students learned.

Tony’s vision was a 126,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art complex that would accommodate students from pre-kindergarten programs through eighth grade. He envisioned a bright and airy building. His design integrated solar panels into the architecture to provide electrical power and a passive heat exchanger to provide indoor thermal comfort while minimizing or eliminating energy consumption.

It took fourteen months to raise the money and get approvals. Now, the $31.3 million building of his was almost a reality. He projected eighteen months of construction and the new school would open in time for fall classes.

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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So, was last week exciting, fun, exhilarating? And now this week is a slog? Its kind of like boot camp. It is all fun and games at first and then, well, then it is not. The only way to get the word count is to keep writing. We must listen to Jean-Luc and make it so.

How are you managing this week?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer