Claire on Faces Claire on Look at Clouds John Yeo on Look at Clouds John Yeo on Hold the baby Gale Zasada on Look at Clouds Claire on Hold the baby Gale Zasada on Hold the baby justinaluther on Hold the baby Claire on In the Garage first50 on The club pampapam2 on The money pampapam2 on Frogs
First 50 Words E-Books
Get First 50 Words writing prompts in an e-book. Perfect for writing groups and for teachers. You can get only the prompts, or the prompts along with my response to the prompt.
Read all about how to get your downloadable e-book from First 50 Words.
First 50 Words Wins Again!
I’m on TwitterMy Tweets
Category Archives: Essay
Looking at the red stippling under the clouds as the sun rose this morning reminded me of Joni Mitchell and “Both Sides Now.” I wonder if the tops of the clouds are lit with red and orange and yellow as … Continue reading
Our neighborhood covenants require keeping your trash barrel in the garage or behind a fence. Keeps the neighborhood neat, it does. Yet walking through the garage to the scent of cantaloupe rinds or decaying chicken skin isn’t fun. That’s why … Continue reading
This blog is about writing practice. The rules of writing practice are available here. It’s a technique for writing taught by Natalie Goldberg. Here’s what Natalie Goldberg says it’s about. “I teach people to accept their minds,” she says, “just … Continue reading
My reading list grows longer and longer. A few things I want to read but haven’t yet include “Diet for a Hot Planet,” “The Virtual Self,” “Detroit: An American Autopsy” and “However Long the Night.” That looks like a long … Continue reading
These days when a character on TV wants to get married, some friend goes online to get ordained and conducts the wedding. Nobody even knows a real minister or priest who went to divinity school and got ordained the old … Continue reading
My weekend was filled with two TV shows with black in the name. There was all the watching, then all the writing about what I watched for my pop culture blog. I’ll keep writing for days about one of them, … Continue reading
A pause today to say WOW! Thanks! to those of you who stop by to write the beginning of something with me here at First 50 Words. I’m constantly impressed and delighted by the variety and creativity of the comments … Continue reading
With extreme weather becoming the norm the potential that people will have to evacuate and leave their homes due to floods, mudslides, wildfires, and other disasters looms larger everyday. An emergency kit that you can toss in your car makes … Continue reading
I live in a state (New Mexico) with clear, dry air. When you are away from the cities, the view of the night sky is stunning. So many stars, they seem to cover the sky in a solid sheet. Thick … Continue reading