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Why I am doing this:
I have resisted doing this. I really didn't want to do this. But, I'm going to have to take this journal friends-only. Sadly, a lot of contests and publishers consider something "previously published" if it has been posted online publicly. Because I would like to pursue publication for expanded versions of some of the fiction that I've been writing here, as well as some of the poetry, I'm taking the journal friends-only.

What this means for you:
If you have a livejournal and I'm already on your friends-list, it doesn't change much. It just means that you'll have to be signed in to read what I'm writing.

If you don't have a livejournal, and you want to keep reading, you're going to have to sign up for one. The accounts are free and you don’t ever have to post anything in your journal. You just have to create it and add [livejournal.com profile] realiotrulio to your friends list. Once you’ve “friended” me, I can friend you back and, if I do, whenever you’re signed in to your livejournal account, you can read my writings. Go here to create a livejournal of your own.

If you have questions:
Comment here with your questions. This post and my prompting posts will remain the only public entries in this journal as of this morning. I will start posting regularly again tomorrow with an author’s note explaining the new rules for May.

So you know, I really didn’t want to do this, but sometimes, I’m not the one making the rules.
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My first prompting post (the first post in this journal), is becoming overstuffed. It's getting more difficult to find the prompts in it. So, I'm making this my new prompting post. From now on, prompts should be left in comments right here. Here are THE RULES FOR PROMPTS:

1. Prompts should be left on this post as a comment.
2. Prompts can be a word, a phrase, an image, but may be no longer than ONE sentence (I'm open to trying prompts that are photos or illustrations, too).
3. Feel free to leave more than one prompt per comment.

GO AHEAD....PROMPT ME. PROMPT ME HARD!
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I have always wanted to be a writer.  Ever since I can remember.  My mother has, in her basement, what I thought of as "books" that I wrote when I was five and six years old.  When I was eleven or twelve, I decided to write a book (which turned out to be embarrassingly reminiscent of The Outsiders, my main literary influence at the time).  

But, now that I have time on my hands and I could write as much (or as little) as I wanted, I find myself shamefully devoid of ideas.  My creative-self, which used to be inspired by the small part of the world in which I found myself, seems to be starving.  

I need to kick-start my writerbrain.

So, I started to think about my most prolific and creative periods.  When did I write the most?  When did I write my best?  When I was in school.  When I had assignments.  When I had creative writing classes.

This is where you come in.  

I need assignments.  Writing prompts.  Something to inspire, to stimulate, to rouse my seemingly-dormant writerbrain and make it work.  I need your help.  Desperately.  I'm begging. 

So, THE RULES:

1.  Writing will officially begin on January 1, 2008.
2.  Prompts can be offered at any time starting right now.
3.  Prompts must be left as a comment on this journal.  
4.  Prompts can be a single word, a phrase, but must be no longer than one sentence (you've got to leave me room to be creative with my response).
5.  Beginning, January 1, 2008, I must post a response to a prompt of my choosing on a daily basis.
6.  If I run out of prompts, I still have to post something daily (in other words, I need to find my own prompts....and, just like anyone else, I will leave the prompts as a comment in this journal).

So, LET THE PROMPTING BEGIN!!!!

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