Just have fun!

Now…this tip for tales article came a little unexpectedly. One moment, I was catching up on recent posts from blogs I follow. The next moment I’m finding out I’m tagged in a writing challenge. So…this article is a little different than what I would usually have. And my tip for tales writing is this…JUST HAVE FUN! Not everything you write has to be for your story.  Not every moment has to be spent researching world building (which I have done a lot of recently). And not everything you do has to have a direct purpose. Sometimes? You just need to have a little bit of fun to get the creative juices flowing. 



  1. Thank the person who nominated you.  Vanessa (https://vanessahallauthor.wordpress.com/ ) not exactly sure how to tag you. But thank you for the invite as it was totally unexpected and forced me to write today. Write 5 single line stories that fall under any of these genres (you can pick which ones you do!):
    • fantasy
    • Romance:
    • thriller: 
    • mystery
    • western:
    • Contemporary:
    • Historical:
    • drama
    • dystopian
    • adventure
    • sci-fi
    • paranormal
    • young adult
  2. You can choose 5 genres that’s easiest for you, or you can challenge yourself to try something new!
  3. Nominate 5 blogger/writers who you’d love to see participate and leave an open nomination for all writers!
  4. You can do this challenge more than once.


Kayana turned away, but Eideann pulled her around and she found that, where she expected to see hurt and anger, there was only tenderness filling his soft blue eyes. 


Confident that she hadn’t been followed, Reiyna released the breath that she had been holding and set her head back against the brick wall, allowing the rain to cascade down along her face as she thought to herself, “That was just a little too close.”


“I don’t know how this is going to work,” he looked between each of the five men standing before him, “but if we are ever going to be free from this tyranny, something has to change and it has to change now.”


Looking at the swirling silver vortex in front of them, the three children were suddenly very much aware of how their lives were about to change and just how little they were prepared for it.


Peering just over the balcony railing, she found herself entranced with the scene of both foreign dignitaries busying themselves in polite conversations and the lords convincing the ladies to take a turn with them around the ballroom floor.

Surprisingly….that was a lot harder than I expected, but I still had a lot of fun doing it. Thanks Vanessa Hall. If you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged! Specifically, though, I’m tagging

4 thoughts on “Just have fun!

  1. Ah, this was lovely, Sherrice! You’re so welcome! I’m so glad this helped you write today. I thought it would be really difficult to keep a story down to one line – and it was – but it was so much fun! That sci-fi line sounds downright scary. But that dystopian one … there’s such a huge story behind that. I just know there is (or will be)! 🙂

    Wonderful post!


  2. Thanks for tagging me! This looks like such a fun tag.

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  3. Thanks so much for the tag!!


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