Monday, February 28, 2011

Writing Prompt: I knew she knew

This round's writing prompt is:

When she stormed into my bedroom, eyes ablaze, I knew she knew.

Think of this as the opening line of a novel. Your job is to write the next 100 words as if they're the opening paragraph. It's not a short story, it's the next 100 words. And the prompt sentence never counts toward your word count.

After you've written your 100 words, please e-mail them to me at: Stephanie(at)StephanieMorrillBooks(dot)com. (No attachments, please!) Make sure to include your full name and e-mail address. Send me your prompt by Monday, March 7th at 11:59 pm Kansas City time.

And I always send confirmations when I receive your entry.If you don't receive one within 24 hours or so, please check back with me.

For a longer explanation, prize information, and a list of answered questions, click here.

This round's judges are:

Christa's debut novel, WALKING ON BROKEN GLASS, released in February 2010 from Abingdon Press. She's also contributed to Chicken Soup for the Coffee Lover's Soul, Chicken Soup for the Recovering and Divorced Soul, The Ultimate Teacher, and Cup of Comfort for Special Needs. She writes a monthly column for two ezines: Afictionado, the ezine for American Christian Fiction Writers, and for Exemplify.

Married for over 20 years, Shellie and her husband have four wonderful kiddos and two goofy greyhounds. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, she went on to acquire an early childhood education certificate. Shellie also served in youth, children’s, special needs and family ministries for over twenty-two years.

Now she enjoys teaching her teens how to drive and chauffeuring her preteens across the Wisconsin countryside. And once in a while, she loves to read big people books (you know the kind without pictures).

Shellie writes because it keeps her away from her husband’s power tools and because every now and then, she doesn’t have the choice, it just takes over. Her best inspiration comes from God and the occasional walk along a country road with her greyhounds.


  1. Love this prompt. I'm so honored to be a part of this. Can't wait to read the entries!

  2. Yay! =D

    Omigosh... already ideas are popping into my head for great possibilities!

    I'm excited!!

    When will you be posting the winners for the last contest? Just wondering. =)

  3. Shellie, we're thrilled to have you :)

    They posted this morning, Jazmine!

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  5. Hmm. That's the right address, and I've had lots of entries come in. Can you please try again?