Mystery Writing Prompts – 3 authors write live, you can play along too.

Books Cubed Ep 58

Good Adventures,

More live writing prompts this week! I’m joined by Lisa Mahoney, my co-author in the Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series, and authors Jeannie Wycherley, Misha Safran, and Joan Mularz. They write, we chat, then they read. All in 30 minutes. 

This time we worked from the Mystery Edition and I’ve included the prompt we used so that you can play too! Our authors had about 20 minutes to write this time. After you’ve listened to the show, grab a six sided dice, roll for your elements, set your timer for 20 minutes and then share some or all of what you wrote.

Prompt Set: 

Roll your dice for your main character. Even= Your MC is alone Odd= Roll again for a companion.

  1. Cigar Maker
  2. Gymnastics Coach
  3. Lobster Boat Captain
  4. Retail Store Clerk
  5. Mall Ear-Piercing Kiosk Girl
  6. Survivalist

IF the MC is alone, add an object. Roll one number

  1. Air Conditioner
  2. Exit Sign
  3. Crib
  4. Quarter
  5. Bulletproof Vest
  6. Desk Calendar

Roll One Number for a Scenario

  1. Cleaning Up A Crime Scene
  2. Falling Into A Ravine
  3. Motor Won’t Start
  4. Unclogging A Stopped-Up Sink
  5. Kids Running Through A Broken Fire Hydrant
  6. Developing Film In A Dark Room

That’s it. Write down what you roll, set your timer, and get to writing! If you share in the comments I’ll read them in a future show. No time limit if you’re listening way off in the future. 

Links:

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Series on AmazonKoboBarnes and Noble

Our Guest Authors 

Joan Mularz: Website | Books on Amazon | Facebook  | Twitter 

Jeannie Wycherley: Website | Books On Amazon 

Misha Safran: Authentic and Wholehearted Joy Facebook Group for Women | Safran Consulting On Facebook  

That’s it. I hope you enjoyed today’s show. Don’t forget to comment. Go read (or write) a good book. 

Melissa

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For Quarantined Souls – Funny Videos and How long will your TP last.

Good Adventures,

As so much of the world finds itself in Quarantine, we need humor now more than ever. Here’s some things that made me chuckle this week.

How long will all that toilet paper last that some people, not you of course, hoarded? Click on the link and then scroll just a bit to the advanced option tab. Add in how many sheets per visit, how many souls in the house. How often you visit that special room.

Next – I was really looking forward to A Quiet Place 2. Next best thing is Emily Blunt doing a skit titled, A Quiet Plane. It starts at the 3:00 mark.

And Finally – Nick Heath a sports commentator who turns every day life into sport. You might need to scroll his feed a bit but it’s worth it.

I hope everyone is safe and healthy. Let me know what you’re doing to keep yourself busy.

Go read a good book,

Melissa

PS does anyone else hate the new wordpress as much as I do? It’s now so much harder to make a simple blog post.

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Books Cubed Ep 57 Spellbound Hounds and Wonky Witches

Good Adventures,

On this week’s show, I’m chatting with UK author Jeannie Wycherley about her two paranormal cozy series, Spellbound Hound and Wonky Inn.  (I’m having trouble uploading the show to youtube so for now, you can listen to the podcast version! I’ll add the Youtube show when it goes live.)

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Books are a fantastic way to pass the time since we’re all finding ourselves in close quarters. Let me know what you’re reading!

Links:

Jeannie Wycherley’s books on Amazon. 

Jeannie’s Website.

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. 

Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find to why a monkey was wearing June’s bra. https://books2read.com/u/3npXnK

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake. A pool of blood, a missing body, a famous brother accused of murder. June Nash has the worst luck. https://books2read.com/u/bxvJYq

That’s it for this week. Stay safe and healthy and go read a good book. 

Melissa

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Books Cubed Ep 56 Must Read Romance Authors

Good Adventures, 

Author Kayla Dawn Thomas is on the show this week, talking about romance authors you need should be reading.

Links: 

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

In Bed with a Highlander by Maya Banks

Today’s guest – Kayla Dawn Thomas

On Instagram – the rippedbodice

Agents of the Crown by Lindsay Buroker (five books not three!) 

Ain’t Nothing but a Pound Dog by Jeannie Wycherley

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What do I write? Thanks for asking. 

Get the free prequel to my June Nash Misadventure series and find to why a monkey was wearing June’s bra. https://books2read.com/u/3npXnK

Or dive right in and get the full length novel, How to Sex Your Snake. A pool of blood, a missing body, a famous brother accused of murder. June Nash has the worst luck. https://books2read.com/u/bxvJYq

That’s it for this week. Go read a good book. 

Melissa

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Books Cubed: Ep 55 Favorite Podcasts – Disneyworld & Murder. Just not together.

Good Adventures,

Podcasts! I’m joined by my co-author Lisa Mahoney and we’re talking our favorite podcasts. She’s into murder and I’m into the mouse. What are your favorites? What else should we be listening to?

Links:

https://mouseandmore.podbean.com

Home

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-walt-look-into-history-man-behind-mickey/id1154127358

http://myfavoritemurder.com

Home

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/exactly-right/i-said-no-gifts

Are you a writer who loves prompts? Check out our Roll-A-Prompt series. (also on Barnes and Noble and Kobo if you hate the River)

https://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Banczak/e/B01N7UG4ZW?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1582763532&sr=8-1

That’s it! See you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

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Books Cubed: Ep 54 Epilepsy Advocacy

Good Adventures,

If you have epilepsy or know someone who does, you’ll want to watch this week’s show. Epilepsy advocate Meghan Kennedy chats with me about her part in the new book, Visions: The Inspirational Journeys of Epilepsy Advocates.

You can also listen to the podcast. Check your app for Books Cubed or go to the homepage.

For a limited time, you can get the book for 30% off.

If you have an inspirational story of your own that you’d like to share, leave a comment.

I’ll see you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

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Books Cubed Ep 53 Confidence: Diary of an Invisible Girl

Good Adventures,

Remember those awkward teenage years? This week on the show, I’m chatting with YA author Paige Lavoie about her novel Confidence: Diary of an Invisible Girl. Plus comics. And Star Wars. And a whole lot more. Check out this great show and don’t forget to comment.

Or if you prefer to listen, check out the podcast.

I’m back on my feet after two months of that crappy cough that was going around. I had it twice. Or probably never got rid of it the first time.

Was a long day of writing so my mind is fried. How to Square Your Grouper will be out soon. I’m off to bed. Go read a good book.

Melissa

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Books Cubed: Stars Wars Rise of the Resistance photos

Good Adventures and Happy New Year!

No interview this week. I do have photos from my visit to the new ride in Disneyworld Star Wars land – Star Wars Rise of the Resistance. Just click the video above!

This is going out on January 2, 2020. Anyone break their resolutions yet?

Me in the ride queue. I have lots of other great photos, but my computer keeps putting everything in the cloud and then won’t let me have it back. I hate technology.

I guess my resolution should be, get better acquainted with technology. But it’s just easier to imagine smashing things with a hammer and then asking one of my kids to do the tech stuff for me. (none are around right now. Blast.)

I found a perfect white elephant gift. A week after the party. Maybe next year.

And that’s it for me. I just don’t know how I can top that. See you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa

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Books Cubed Ep 51 Romance with Kayla Dawn Thomas

Good Adventures,

Between battling a cough that won’t die and working on the next two June Nash books, I have sucked at writing fun blog posts that have nothing to do with my podcast. But I hope to get back to those after the new year.

In the meantime – seriously, this week’s show is fantastic. I loved chatting with Kayla. If you like romance books, you will enjoy this week’s show and want to get all her books.

Links:

Links:

The Collection – a five book bundle.

Kayla Dawn Thomas on Amazon

What do I write? Thanks for asking. 

I’ll see you next time, go read a good book.

Melissa

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Books Cubed Ep 50 Christmas Books! Orangutans and Horror with The Lights

Good Adventures,

19 days left in the year. Anyone else hustling to finish things? I’m burning the midnight oil working to get my next June Nash Misadventure to my editor. It must happen next week. It must. I still have Christmas shopping to start.

If you’re still looking for gifts, check out the Books Cubed Podcast this week. I revisit my chats with Laura Boldin-Fournier – she wrote the delightful children’s book, An Orangutan’s Night Before Christmas, and Carrie Pack who features children in her horror story, The Lights. I ended up going to the tree lightening that she talked about in her book and I spent the whole time keeping an eye on all the kids, thinking, it would happen….

Links:

An Orangutan’s Night Before Christmas

The Lights

Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journals

That’s it for now. Go read a good book!

Melissa

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