PLEASE participate

It’s not like I’m asking you to slather your body with $1 a gallon lilac perfume and stand inside a hospital elevator.




Welcome to July 5.

Today’s prompt is:  Tell me about your cure for writer’s block.

So that you don’t feel so alone in your embarrassment, I’ll share a vignette with you:



My favorite writing pest


I’m experiencing a rather pesky case of writer’s block. 

It’s not that my creativity is sleeping; writer’s block isn’t that easy to quantify. 

The D@#%&d thing went on vacation.  

The creative side of my psyche is presently enjoying a Mai Tai on an island where the water is crystal clear and every hotel room has a working Jacuzzi.

How do I hobble along until creativity decides to come back to work?  By reviewing chapters of my book drafts and asking one question:  “Did I understand what I just read?”

If I mumble, “What the hell was I trying to say here?” I change the sentence or paragraph that needs revising.

The world becomes a happier place when writing makes sense.

Here are the rules:

  1. A prompt for #TMAT120 will be given the first Thursday of every month. The prompt challenge begins whenever it’s that day in your time zone. It ends on the 1st Thursday of the next month.  
  2. Copy and paste your 120 word entry into the reply section below, along with a link to your blog.  To me, everyone who enters is a winner, but if you must have a winner, the entry with the most likes wins. 
  3. Limit your #TMAT120 post to 120 words. People who participate in limited-word prompts aren’t expecting a 1,000 word explanation before it begins.
  4. When/if you publish your entry on your blog, use the #TMAT120 picture to show that you are participating in the prompt. Please don’t alter (except for size).  
  5. Please don’t use hard-core curse words. They’ll be edited out if you do, and you might not like the words I choose to replace them with.  🙂 
  6. Take time to read other people’s #TMAT120 & their posts, after all you might make a new friend.


© Joelle LeGendre  Joelle’s tales:  Tell me a tale in 120 words