Monday, June 13, 2011

Holy HAIL, Batman!

I noticed on Friday that lots of bloggers do a Friday Five kind-of-a-post, exploring themselves, their work, or the blogosphere as a whole. I've decided to do my own version of an itemized list, but today. Monday. Let's call it MONDAY MUNCHIES ~ thought provoking tabs you can ponder throughout the week.


1) What's up with HAIL the size of golf balls on an 85 degree day in Maine? Seriously. The other day they came down so hard windows smashed at a local bank. #somebody'smad Use a weird weather anomaly in your writing this week.

2) We attended grad parties for our 17yr-old's best friends. Have one of your characters see a life-changing-event through the reactions of another.

3) Josh (our 17yr-old) learned he's graduating June 6th next year. Try exploring a character's reluctant inner fears in a new way.

4) One of the girl's on my daughter's soccer team broke her collarbone. OUCH! Have you ever used a physical handicap as a character characteristic? Try it this week.

5) I finally have a winner in Kari Lee Townsend's FULL Chapter Critique ~ Jody Lamb chosen by Random.org. Congrats, Jody!! Try writing into a scene a WIN for one of your secondary characters. See what new material that might bring you.

So, OPINIONS? Did we like my new MONDAY MUNCHIES feature? Want more?? Suggest away, and I'll use them.

25 comments:

  1. This was fun. I learned new things about you. Yikes about the hail. That's scary.

    And yes, there are lots of transitions in high school kids' lives we could use for writing. My daughter who is 14 will learn to drive and get her permit next Spring right before she turns 15. That will be a big change for both of us.

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  2. Great idea! And plenty to munch on! ;o) xx

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  3. We've had the strangest weather this spring as well - more tornado warnings than I can count. This on top of a winter with so many snow days my kids had to make up 9 days at the end of the year.

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  4. That hail is very scary! Wow! I like learning about bloggers. :)

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  5. Thank god there is no hail here. But wouldn't it be fun to stand under an umbrella with a golf club and hit the hail while it falls? LOL. Or is it just me? :(

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  6. Great ideas. Love the hail. We had some not too long ago as well. Wasn't that big, but frightening nonetheless. Broke all my plants on the deck.

    And as a matter of fact, I have just used the weather, and a physical handicap, and an inner fear in my latest book (Not for all the same character). So the universal mind must be twirling as fast as the storms. Instead of depositing hail, its depositing ideas.

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  7. I like this. A little tidbit and some writerly advice/exercise. Nice.
    Thanks.

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  8. This is great--I was actually just pondering writing characters with various physical disabilities yesterday! And whoa--that hail is scary.

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  9. We've had hailstones that big before. The autobody shops were crazy busy last year. And the insurance companies were cursing.

    Love your exercises.

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  10. My daughter had something completely unfair happen to her this weekend. How do people's characters deal with that?
    Just a thought on the munchies.
    Can't believe that hail!

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  11. Holy Hail is right! and I love the Monday Munchies!

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  12. Wow, that is some hail! Great post! I love how you tied everything with writing. :)

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  13. I love how you mixed your news with writing prompts. Great post! You've already gotten me thinking.

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  14. I love it! I think it's a great idea to mix in things that happen in life into our writing, to use it for our characters. I'm taking notes!

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  15. Those were good prompts! And that's some damned big hail.

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  16. The hail bit is kinda frightening, but I think I just fell in love with this weekly meme.
    Suggestion: Put "Monday Munchies" in the title of your posts in the future, so people [read: I] don't skip over them, by accident.

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  17. OMG, the weather has been crazy and scary over here too--YIKES! I loved how you tied these to writing!

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  18. I like it!! Awesome stuff. Although the hail? EEK!!

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  19. Yes. Your Monday Munchies are awesome. And what's up with that hail? Holy Cow!

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  20. Ooh, nice! All very fun ideas to try. And man, those are some big hail stones! I thought our hail was big last week, but it was nothing like that!

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  21. What a fun feature! I certainly can munch on more. I love prompts, so this is perfect!

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  22. Great idea, Sheri! I love how you included a writing prompt idea with each munchie. :-)

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  23. This is so fun Sheri...

    We must be on the same wavelength so to speak... IF you have a moment drop by my blog and read about the Dementor attack in Chicago this past weekend... LOL

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  24. I like your munchies. That hail is crazy. Last time we had hail like that it came with a tornado.

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  25. Loved the Monday Munchies....

    Sorry about the hail. We had it pretty bad last spring and had to have a new roof, siding, gutters and downspouts. Thankfully the car was inside the garage.

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