Category Archives: Contests

I’m a 2017 Novel Finalist in Pirate’s Alley Competition!

Fiction writers, like other artists, must write because they love the creative process. At least, this particular fiction writer must write for that reason! Any success in finding an audience for the work or making it big is just an … Continue reading

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The Roses of Prose Seeks New Group Blog Member

You might know me best for my antics on the blog you’re reading: FODDER FOR FICTION, but I’m also a founding member of a group blog  THE ROSES OF PROSE a resource for Women’s Fiction and Romance. And there’s some … Continue reading

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Fear Can Be So Inspiring!

by Cynthia Eden Hi, everyone! (And a big thanks to Lisa for inviting me over to her place!) Today, I want to talk about fear. Or rather, the way fear has inspired my writing. When I was younger, I became … Continue reading

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FIRST FRIDAY FODDER FOR FICTION WRITING EXERCISE – APRIL 2010

METHOD WRITING – INTERVIEW YOUR CHARACTER ABOUT HIS OR HER MOTIVATIONS Here are some fun, miscellaneous questions you can ask yourself about your new character, or if you’re really embracing the method-acting I so often compare my experiences in character … Continue reading

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Fodder For Fiction First Friday Writing Excercise: March 2010

This month’s writing exercise is kid’s stuff! I thought it would be fun if we all tried our hand at Madlibs Online. Complete the form here. Press the “generate Madlib” button, then copy and paste the result in the comments … Continue reading

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February’s First Friday Fodder For Fiction Writing Prompt!

Using the following first line as a prompt, write the first paragraph of a story. Build on the hook provided. This is the actual first line of an unidentified novel. Extra bonus points for the first one who posts with … Continue reading

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AND THE WINNER IS….

LAURA BRECK!!! Congratulations, Laura. You are the winner of January’s First Friday Fodder For Fiction Writing Exercise Contest. Thank you so much for entering. I will be sending you copies of e-book versions of Double Out and Back as well … Continue reading

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Fodder For Fiction First Friday Writing Exercise: January 2010

It’s the first monthly Fodder For Fiction First Friday Writing Exercise! Anyone who completes the assignment and posts it as a comment to this blog entry by 11:59 pm EST on January 31, 2010 will be entered into a drawing. January’s special … Continue reading

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