Writing Prompts and Exercises

Town Names for Winter/Christmas Stories

Are you trying to come up with a town name that makes one think of snow or the winter holiday season? Did you know towns appropriately named for winter and/or Christmas stories already exist? Alabama Bell, Alabama Bethlehem, Alabama Chestnut, Alabama Evergreen, Alabama Star, Alabama Alaska Candle, Alaska North Pole, Alaska Wiseman, Alaska Arizona Bell,…

Chiroptophobia, the Fear of Bats

Phobias are constant, irrational fears that afflict some people. Their fears should be taken seriously. They should never be made fun of or belittled. But, as writers, we can bless (or curse) our characters with phobias and make the story so much more interesting. What happens if someone encounters the object of their fear? They…