ICYMI: October 2021 Writing Exercises

Must be the Season of the 31-day long writing execise.

As I’ve mentioned several times now, I’ve been trying (and, as I recall, succeeding) to do month-long writing exercises once a quarter.

This all started last October, which is to say, Halloween season — as you’ll recall from earlier to today, the Season of the Witch, if you will.

Mostly, I just wanted to repost this video…

And, well, since it is October, now seems like a good time to remind you about my daily writing prompts from last October:


Day 1:

Kat and the Middle-Aged Moms’ Book Club

Photo by Max Vakhtbovych on Pexels.com

Day 2:

Why Do Younger Siblings Happen to Good People?

Photo by Cats Coming on Pexels.com

Day 3:

K/Cat Café

Photo by Mustafa ezz on Pexels.com

Day 4:

“It’s like a Wintermorn festival in my mouth!”

Photo by Shameel mukkath on Pexels.com

Day 5:

The Royal Aurorean Opera Company vs. the Sisters Darkstone

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

Day 6:

Dunstana May or May Not Be the Avatar of the Goddess of Luck…

Photo by Lu0103zuran Cu0103lin on Pexels.com

Day 7:

The Lyte Brigade’s Training Exercise

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels.com

Day 8:

“Treasure of Oake IslandEpilogue

A boat on the beach.
Photo by photoklickr on Pexels.com

(Incidentally, check out the rest of The Treasure of Oake Island here)


Day 9:

A Tail as Old as Time

A fox standing in front of a fallen tree.
Photo by Aliaksandr Shyliayeu on Pexels.com

Day 10:

The Young Ladies of Porthaven Build a Pillow Fort

Several pillows laid out on a bed.
Photo by Castorly Stock on Pexels.com

Day 11:

Celebrating the Harvest Festival
(also, Canadian Thanksgiving)

A pie.
Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com

Day 12:

Of Swords, Names, and Names of Swords that Sound Like Kinds of Cheese

A close-up of the hilt, crossguard, and part of the blade of an old sword.
Photo by Susanne Jutzeler on Pexels.com

Day 13:

Professor Styrbjorn Holds Office Hours

The facade of an old building on a university campus.
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Day 14:

Dunstana and Her New Friend Sally

A chessboard laid out for the start of a game.
Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com

Day 15:

‘So, a Wilderling, a Half-Troll Amazon, and an Aurorean sorceress walk into a coffeehouse.’

Photo by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.com

Day 16:

Day 15, Part 2

Photo by Jill Burrow on Pexels.com

Day 17:

Falcata Kicks Butt, also Legs Out of Legs

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Day 18:

The Tower of Brorvonius

Photo by Plato Terentev on Pexels.com

Day 19:

Nineteenth Verse, Same as Second

Photo by Erik Mclean on Pexels.com

Day 20:

Pela at the Museum

Photo by Shvets Anna on Pexels.com

Day 21:

1)to adjust or make conform”
2) “an onset, spell, or period of emotion, feeling, inclination, activity, etc.”

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on Pexels.com

Day 22:

Sally and Annie, together at last

Photo by Mike on Pexels.com

Day 23:

A Princess of Elves?

Photo by Setu Chhaya on Pexels.com

Day 24:

Vampires don’t say ‘bleh!’

Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com

Day 25:

Mostly an excuse to use the word ‘amuse-bouche’

Photo by Daisy Anderson on Pexels.com

Day 26:

The Lyte Brigade’s Heroes’ Eve party

Photo by Toni Cuenca on Pexels.com

Day 27:

Heroes’ Eve night

Photo by Artie Siegel on Pexels.com

Day 28:

The ballad of the Baleful Saucier

Photo by mu00fccahit inci on Pexels.com

Day 29:

For Heroes’ Eve, Amara is Kat

Photo by Sinitta Leunen on Pexels.com

Day 30:

Heroes’ Eve in Middlesbrooke

Photo by Kristina Paukshtite on Pexels.com

Day 31:

Winding down after Heroes’ Eve

Photo by Boris Pavlikovsky on Pexels.com

Stay tuned for more writing, art, recommendations, and a new chapter every Friday, right here —

The youngest of pirates,
the cheapest of pops.

— on realmgard.com!

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