Author, Non-Fiction, Writing

Thanks to all of you who subscribed to my YouTube channel!!!

I appreciate the subscriptions from those of you who have subscribed to my youtube channel. Besides videos on different subjects, for those of you who write and would like to try live streams I host them several times a week. Check my schedule below. They have timed writing sprints and there are no goals or winners or losers. It is just time to socialize while also having support from fellow writers. Lots of people host them so there are all kinds available. Mine are still small and I am laid back. Sometimes we end up just chatting. And you don’t even have to let anyone know you are there and just use the timed sprints to encourage you to write. Unless you speak up in the chat, I have no idea who is in the room with me. It will only tell me how many people are there. Some people never speak. You can also watch the ones that already streamed lived as they are recorded and are available. There is usually talk in between each sprint.

If you can’t read the photo my start times are all PM and run sometimes as long as 6 hours or more. If I am not tired I will stay as long as people are sprinting. There are all different time zones in there and people from all over the world.

Again thanks to all of you who have subscribed and if you would like to subscribe, my page is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Fiction, Prompt, Writing

Weekend Writing Prompt #180 – Vault

Weekend Writing Prompt #180 – Vault

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Sandra peered anxiously at the vault. She knew she had to check the safety deposit box. She was pretty sure her soon-to-be ex-husband had cleaned out what savings they had before he took off with her best friend.

“Miss, put in your key,” said the bank manager.

She turned the key afraid to look.

“Empty, ma’am!”

**********56 words**********

Sammi’s Rules:

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

Vault

Challenge

The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose.  You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you.  The only rules are these:

  • your poem / prose must contain this week’s word (see note below).  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
  • the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge.  No more.  No less.
  • A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc).  If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap.  Remember, this is supposed to be fun! 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt, Writing

Photo Challenge #337

Photo Challenge #337

-Pinterest

Butt-Warming

By Tessa Dean

Glancing around at the properly dressed people waiting in line at the showing of the new year’s “Artist of the Month,” Sarah felt out of place. Sean was wearing a tuxedo, a gorgeous pinstripe, but she had on a short, white dress, her favorite. She wore it frequently, and if you looked close enough, you would notice a few stains from her wine.

Her hair was pulled up off her neck rather than simply hanging like she usually wore it, but it had been just shoved into place with a few pins to hold it up. She didn’t have the money to have it done properly by a hairstylist.

The waiter was coming by with another tray of wine glasses, and Sarah was going to reach for another one when Sean squeezed her hand, a simple response to tell her no, that she already had enough. She pouted prettily at him, but she knew that later, there would be more wine at his place.

The line moved, and they were inside the building. This artist was up and coming. His paintings were old-fashioned but well done. The colors were vibrant.

As they stood there staring at the huge frame in front of them, she felt Sean move and place his hand on her butt-cheek. In shock, she almost forgot they were in the public eye. His hand was massaging gently, and her dress was creeping up even higher. She started to sink into him. Abruptly he pulled his hand away, and she almost fell. She glared at him. He winked. “Later,” he whispered into her ear.

*****266 words*****

Rules:

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

Alternatively,

If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

The Weekly Smile for the 19th of October, 2020

The Weekly Smile for the 19th of October, 2020

This weeks smile is that I got my appetite back and although I did gain a few pounds, I had lost over 15 lbs in just over 2 weeks, so gaining a few back is not a big deal.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Fiction, Prompt, Writing

16 OCTOBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

16 OCTOBER 2020 Friday Fictioneers

PHOTO PROMPT © C.E.Ayr

And She’s Off

By Tessa Dean October 2020

Marjorie’s blond curls bounced as she made her way to the pink boat moored at the marina. Today was a school holiday, and Marjorie and her mother had come to the bay to look around. It wasn’t long before Marjorie had slipped her small hand out of her mother’s and took off running towards the water.

“Marjorie, no!” her mother shouted while a pickpocket tried to grab her purse. She looked up, just in time to see her child sailing away on the pink boat. She threw her purse at the guy and ran, screaming at the boat to stop.

*****100 words*****

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

One-Liner Wednesday – The Thing Nobody Talks About

One-Liner Wednesday – The Thing Nobody Talks About

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

I am so glad to be out of the hospital and in my own bed although I am spending more than 18 hours at a time in it.

(I have sleep apnea and have had it for 15-20 years and if I don’t get it under control it just might kill me, no kidding. The doctor was dead serious, no pun intended.)

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Author, Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of October, 2020

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of October, 2020

My smile for this week is finally getting out of the hospital after 6 weeks. (I actually got out on October 1, but I was feeling really bad and didn’t do much except sleep which is weird since all I did in the hospital was sleep as well.). People would stand there calling my name and I would sleep right through it and then one brilliant nurse got this idea that maybe she could check my blood sugar without waking me up. I doubt she will try that one again. I came up punching. I am so done with hospitals right now. I thought 10 days was bad, but 6 weeks takes the cake. At least I got out before my birthday.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Author, Fiction, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

#Haikai Challenge #159/#160 (10/10/20): Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

#Haikai Challenge #159/#160 (10/10/20): Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Fall, Autumn, Red, Season, Woods, Nature
provided by pixabay.com

fall foliage, geese migrating

by Tessa Dean

the end of summer

fall foliage, geese migrate

leaves cover the ground

Tessa

Haiku, Poetry, Prompt, Writing

#Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

#Haikai Challenge #152 (8/16/20): katydid (kirigirisu) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the katydid (kirigirisu).

Image on Pixabay

Katydids

by Tessa Dean August 2020

katydids are like

crickets, long-horned grasshoppers

their song can annoy

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Book, Non-Fiction, Prompt, Writing

The Weekly Smile for August 17, 2020 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for August 17, 2020 #weeklysmile

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My weekly smile is a little late this week. I fell behind on blog posts again. I have been working on my Camp NaNoWriMo novel still. Although it might be more of a novella, but the interest is still there which is good for me. I am also live streaming a lot on youtube and I am no longer afraid of the camera. I post videos and then the live streams are writing sprints where you motivate people to write and there is also conversation going on. I am about to get up the courage to have my first guest. I have co-hosted on other people’s streams, but I still have to do my first stint as a host with a guest. I can do them by myself, but having a guest is a little bit different.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg