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Shout Out to Emmy's English Class!

“Since my daughter’s started doing online learning, her teacher thought that a fun way to spend their time that they would have spent on English class, would be to participate in Camp NaNoWriMo this April. My daughter’s excited about the idea of writing her own story and sharing it with her classmates over zoom when its finished and I’ll admit, her excitement is infectious and since we’re all stuck at home anyway, I thought I would try my hand at writing a book as well! It’s been my dream since I was my daughter’s age.

My daughter, Emmy, and I have been doing some research together about writing and editing. It’s been a great bonding activity and we’re counting it towards her “school time” since she’s learning research habits. We came across your page http://www.mystorytellingmind.com/inspiration/edit while researching and we wanted to say thanks. You led us to some great information that has helped prepare both of us for our month of writing (and my several months of editing and possibly either querying or self publishing). Thanks so much!”

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“Kajsa is a talented novelist, as well as a great reviewer of books, movies, and other media. She is a hilarious cooking blogger, and a knowledgable resource of modern, cutting-edge media, as well as the historical foundation of writing. She is spearheading herself as a do-it-all writer, and full of great insight.
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From The Author

My Storytelling Mind showcases both the over 1000 ‘Bits & Baubles’ prompts and the actual writing excerpts from the same author & editor, Kajsa Rain Forden. With additional writing resources and editing services, there is something for every kind of writer, whether a student or a teacher, a pantser or a plotter, an aspiring author or a seasoned wordsmith.

Pinterest Changes – And What They Mean for Prompts

Most of us have noticed the Pinterest changes over the last six months. We at My Storytelling Mind are working on a solution to keep daily prompts happening while making sure everyone can see and read them.

Waxing Poetic

If you’ve ever read Charles Dickens, you will have noticed that he often goes on and on. And on. And on…

The Thing About ‘Futuristic’ Names

We’re not psychic, or very few of us are, and, if we were, we wouldn’t be focusing on that random woman’s baby name list while the world is ending in several natural disasters…

Prompt Updates – March 5

Prompt updates! Here are the latest bauble word prompts, added to baubles posted over the last few years. Have a Bits & Baubles suggestion? Contact us with the bauble number and your suggested bit! Bauble #933: "The James, at Lake & Honor, welcomes our luxury...

Prompt Updates – March 15

Newest updated prompts - new bits for each bauble! Bauble #850: Talons scraped the rock, snow breaking away as the hands sought the long engraved sigils. Whisperings and hissings poured over the stones and soaked the air around this quiet place. Bauble #712: He...

Prompt Updates – February 18

NEW updated prompts this week! New bits for each bauble means new word prompts! Check the new ideas out below: Bauble #29: "You think you should be heading this mission?" "Goddamn right I do. Do you have any idea..." "I do, actually. Just in case you're having a...

Indie-Mation Club Week 1: ‘Triplets of Belleville’ Review

Older women are a rare protagonist, and not just in animation; strong and capable grandmothers even more so. But ‘Triplets of Belleville’ is its own kind of rare film…

Rotoscopers: Introducing the Indie Film Series!

With this series, we aim to introduce dozens of wonderful films that easily deserve a place next to classics like ‘The Lion King’ or ‘Toy Story’…

Prompt Updates – January 28th

Longtime MSM Pinterest followers will know that not all the prompts on Bits & Baubles or Bits and Baubles, Part 2, have a written blurb with them - not yet, anyway. I'm working through every one of the over 800 blurbs and regularly updating some with their own...

Plotless Blurbs – December 2017

“Through my kaleidoscope I can see next-door neighbors in next-door worlds and pretend they can see me, too…”

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