Writing Prompt Weekend #14

How does your character pass the time when they are alone?

It’s one thing to see how a character interacts with others, in public. It’s another to to see what a character does when they are by themselves, when no one else is around.

Write your response in the comments below, best entry gets a shout out next week!

Write with Heart,

Lady Jabberwocky


A Jabberwocky Does Tags: The Writer Tag.

What genres, styles, and topics do you write about?

I’ve mostly written short stories, but I’d like to have a novel on the shelf someday. In terms of fiction writing, I love writing stories of fantasy and mystery. I’ve always been split between those two genres though. I’d like to think there’s a bit of curiosity sprinkled into the stories I write, If that makes sense. Topics? Well, I try to include elements of real life in my stories. Like real issues people deal with, like strained relationships and personal struggles. (Does that answer your question?)

How long have you been writing?

Since high school, way back in Freshman year when I was an infant. I started writing a few short stories here and there for fun, to make people laugh, not to spark some profound emotion. Later on, I had a few assignments where I had to compose scenes based on works we read in class, like Shakespeare and Greek Mythology. I really enjoyed those kind of assignments. Using my imagination and molding a story just felt right, but I was so shy and insecure about my writing, I let very few people read.  I did have one teacher who was really encouraging about my writing and thought I had a unique, “quirky”, voice. She influenced me to earn my degree in English after I graduated.

Why do you write?

You know when you pick up a book and you can’t put it down? Because you’re so absorbed in the story and characters? I want to write a story that grabs the reader’s attention. A story that makes people feel a deeper emotion and they can relate to the characters in some way. When words on a page can connect to someone like that, that’s special. To me, writing is like magic.

When is the best time to write?

For some reason, I write best around Midnight. When I probably should be in cozy pijamas and asleep, is when I usually feel like writing. But I do have the occasional afternoon writing session, but mostly I tend to write after the sun goes down. (Plus, right before a deadline, because I’m a procrastinator and pressure makes diamonds)

What parts of writing do you love and hate?

I love…

  • Dialogue, like conversations between characters. That’s usually what comes first to me when I start a scene, I write around the dialogue. (Is that weird?)
  • Creating Characters, building them up to be flawed and real and wonderful.
  • When you find that “right word” that you’ve been searching for that just fits. Feels like hitting the ball out the park.

I hate…

  • Descriptions of the setting, especially when describing the outdoors and nature.
  • When ideas come to me and I can’t get to them right away. Or no idea comes at all.
  • When that teeny voice in your head tells you all your work is terrible. (Every writer has one, not just the crazy people)

How do you overcome writer’s block?

Still learning how to overcome writer’s block, if i’m honest. But when I am stuck, talking my ideas out with someone or taking a break to reconfigure my thoughts, helps. Sometimes, I just need to forget about being perfect and allow myself to write utter garbage.

Are you working on something at the moment?

Slowly but surely, I am writing a mystery. It takes place in New York, 1924, and it’s about a detective and his apprentice solving the murder of an actress. Recently, I just got hired to write reviews on comic books for a website, so that’s exciting. That is taking up most of my time at the moment. Also, keeping up this blog too. So, juggling a couple of writing projects here.

What are your writing goals this year?

  • Set a routine for writing. Right now, I’m focusing on work writing and not on my personal writing projects, like this blog and my fiction writing. I want to establish a schedule, actually stick to it, and find time for everything.
  • Participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) again. Last year was a fun and well needed challenge. I definitely want to try again.
  • To continue writing my detective story. Smooth out all the bumps and really focus more on what I want to write.

Found the writer tag on Drizzle and Hurricane Books ! Check out her answers!

Think this is going to become a new series on my blog, doing some tags for all you guys. So, send me some fun tags you’d like me to do. Tags about writing, books, being a human, anything.

I believe the expression is “tag me” (Do the kids still say that?).

Write with Heart,

Lady Jabberwocky.

Help Give My Legally Blind Friend The Gift of Sight.

So, this post isn’t going to be about fiction writing.

But I do have a story.

I have a friend named Hope who I met in college a couple years ago. She is always smiling and cheerful. Really, one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. Hope is also legally blind. That has never stopped her from doing anything she sets her mind to.

There is some incredible new technology called eSight Eyewear that can help her see.

She’s asking for donations so that she can live independently. If anyone deserves a miracle like this, it’s her. And if my tiny blog can help spread awareness and raise the money, even with the smallest donation, then it’ll be worth it.

This is Hope’s story…

I would have never believed you if you told me only a few years ago that there were a pair of glasses that could help me see clearly . I still can’t comprehend it’s real, but eSight can give me what I have been dreaming of. All I want is to see the world as I have never been able to. And you can help me turn my dream into a reality by helping me raise the money for an incredible technology: eSight Eyewear.

To be honest with you, I don’t want eSight so I can go on some extravagant adventures or witness a special event. I want to be able to do basic things most take for granted  Read a menu when I go out with friends.  Get my college degree  I have struggled hard to get my associates degree.  It took me 5 years due to my limited sight but I did it.

Truthfully, I need eSight so I can begin living life the way it was meant to be lived. I just want to be able to experience the things we all take for granted. To watch a movie with my family and friends, read a book and be able to see full sentences at a time instead of just a few letters, see the faces of all of you amazing people reading this and thinking about contributing, or to just see my own smile.

If I were to reach my goal and be able to call a pair of eSight Eyewear my own, the possibilities would be…endless. My most important goal has always been independence  This can help me achieve that on all levels.

I can’t thank you enough for anything you may give to this journey of mine.

And, just in case you still can’t believe a pair of glasses could be so magical, go to www.esighteyewear.com/moments and check out the videos. See how they are changing the lives of so many people with low vision; that’s what I hope to achieve soon.

Every little bit helps. Any donation, big or small, would be greatly appreciated.

This could change her life.

Hope’s Fundraiser!


Lady Jabberwocky



To The Ladies (A Poem)

To the ladies with hearts like a monarch butterfly.

To the ladies who pirouette through hurricanes.

To the ladies scribbling the story in the quiet.

To the ladies worshiping every curve on the road of their silhouette.

To the ladies who untied their corset strings and broke free.

To the ladies with history painted on their skin like graffiti.

To the ladies who have an opera in their spirit.

To the ladies refusing to apologize for a bold footstep.

To the ladies plucking stars out of the sky for their children.


Let glasses be raised.

Let the applause be thunderous.

Redefine what it means to be a woman.

A love letter to every kind of lady there is out there and every lady who has come before us on this International Women’s Day.

P.s. – I don’t consider myself a great poet, but today, I had the writing bug, and didn’t have the heart to ignore it this time.

Write with Heart,

Lady Jabberwocky

Writing Prompt Weekend #13

Suddenly, the power goes out! Your character(s) are stuck with no electricity, no internet. Just darkness. What happens now? What caused the lights to go out? How does your character  handle the situation?

Can be any genre, any time period.

Unlucky #13, lovelies! So, yesterday, a big storm hit New York, and we lost power for a couple hours. That’s what inspired this weekend’s prompt. Makes you take for granted the little things, y’know? Like electricity and internet. Anyways, write your response in the comments, best one gets a shout out next week!

Write with Heart,

Lady Jabberwocky.

Writing the Love Interest


So, I have my main character, right? A young bachelor narrating his story. And then there’s his possible love interest. A real beauty, who’s feisty and gossipy.

Sometimes, she feels like a female mannequin, not a very deep character. Or sometimes, she feels too similar to Oscar, my narrator, personality wise. I want these two characters to mesh well together, to have an interesting romantic fling, as it were.

So, I did some digging. Advice on how to write strong relationships between characters. How to write my character’s sweetheart. Here’s what I found, and what I personally think about the matter. Hope it helps you guys when creating a love interest.

Instant Love!

Love at first sight doesn’t make for an interesting story. Maybe attraction at first sight, sure. Feelings develop gradually, not instantly. Make sure you give your fictional couple time to grow.

Flawed characters

Both physically and personality wise. Don’t create a character that is the ideal partner. Give them flaws. Real flaws. Do you know how many times I get spammed on Facebook with cheesy romance novel ads starring hot, chiseled billionaires? Seriously?

Conflict in relationship

Every couple has their conflicts and disagreements, times when they bump heads, things they struggle with. Whether there is an internal conflict within the relationship, or outside forces they must face together, conflict is needed so things aren’t always lovey-dovey.

Their Own Person

The love interest must be able to stand on their own, as a complete character. Their entire world cannot revolve around another person. Make them their own separate character. If they can’t contribute anything to the plot on their own, without being attached to the hip with someone else, do they have any use in the story? Does that make sense?

Bottom line, as a writer, you must create real relationships, not your dream romance.

I’m definitely keeping this in mind while I create a fictional couple for my story.

How do you guys write love interests? Any tips? Let me know in the comments.

Write with Heart,

Lady Jabberwocky.