Back in Time… Writing Wednesday

Did you participate in last week’s #WritingWednesday post? It was a thank you letter. If you haven’t posted your response, click HERE so you can do that now. Then, make sure you check in here ~ every Wednesday ~ for the latest #WritingWednesday writing prompt! Now, back to today’s regularly scheduled post…

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

  • Read the writing prompt below,
  • Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,
  • DON’T EDIT what you write! IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT!

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today, I’m writing in the voice of Tommas, a character in my current WIP.

Today’s writing prompt:

If you could go back in time exactly 10 years and give yourself some advice, what would you tell yourself?

Never tell. Keep your powers hidden.

You see, as a psychokinetic I’m valuable, or dangerous, I guess it depends on who you ask. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have my powers, but then again, I don’t remember much from my early childhood. At first it was small things; moving a glass across the kitchen table, turning out the lights without touching the switch, or making my parents or friends think someone has tapped them on the shoulder from across the room.

At first, my parents played it off as parlor tricks, sleight of hand, magic. They weren’t sure where I was learning it, but they seemed impressed. At the very least, they were entertained. I let them believe what they needed to believe, that none of it was real.

I should have kept that secret.

As I’ve gotten older, my powers have gotten stronger as did my ego. When other metamorphs were discovered, I should have stopped using my powers. I should have realized the danger they put me in. I was careless and people I loved got hurt. That’s when they found me. That’s when my life changed.

© 2020 Nina Soden


Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt [If you could go back in time exactly 10 years and give yourself some advice, what would you tell yourself?] inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with! 


Looking for daily writing inspiration? Check out my latest publication: #WRITINGPROMPTS

Who Can Benefit from Using #WritingPrompts? Everyone! Whether you’re an avid writer or just someone who is interested in the creative and/or therapeutic art of writing, #WritingPrompts is for you. Studies show that maintaining a daily handwritten journal, or creative writing notebook, can: 1. improve memory, 2. enhance creative expression, 3. lower stress, 4. build self-discipline, 5. eliminate writer’s block, and so much more! Writer’s Block Got You Down? Eliminate It, One Day at a Time! When it comes to writer’s block, the struggle is real! If you’ve ever sat at your computer, typewriter, or with pen in hand, but couldn’t get a single word on paper, then you know what writer’s block feels like. #WritingPrompts is the solution you’ve been looking for! Within the pages of #WritingPrompts, you will find over 700 writing prompts that you can use in order or at random, the choice is yours. Jump-Start Your Creativity with over 700 Unique Writing Prompts! Good writing takes time, practice, and unique ideas. Why not jump-start your imagination with these unique writing prompts and watch as you find your voice and become a more confident writer in just one year.


What books have you added to your May 2020 reading list? Comment below and let me know!


Thank You – Writing Wednesday

Did you participate in last week’s #WritingWednesday post? It was about moms. If you haven’t posted your response, click HERE so you can do that now. Then, make sure you check in here ~ every Wednesday ~ for the latest #WritingWednesday writing prompt! Now, back to today’s regularly scheduled post…

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

  • Read the writing prompt below,
  • Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,
  • DON’T EDIT what you write! IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT!

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today, I’m writing in the voice of Tanja, a character in my current WIP.

Today’s writing prompt:

Write a Thank You Letter to Someone!

To all the kids I once knew…

Thank you, for laughing at me when my pants were just a little to short or the knees were worn with holes. Thank you, for whispering when I passed in the hall and taping ‘kick me’ signs to my back. Thank you, for turning your back when I was getting beaten in the locker room then pretending not to notice the tears as my mascara ran down my face.

Thank you, for all these things and more, because you are the reason I’m standing taller, stronger, and so much more powerful here today. You are the reason I laid down my fear, my frustration, my doubt, and picked up my mother’s sword and claimed what was rightfully mine. You are the reason I speak to the dead, raise them from their eternal slumber, and punish the living.

You are the reason I’m coming!

© 2020 Nina Soden


Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt [Write a Thank You Letter to Someone] inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with! 


Looking for daily writing inspiration? Check out my latest publication: #WRITINGPROMPTS

Who Can Benefit from Using #WritingPrompts? Everyone! Whether you’re an avid writer or just someone who is interested in the creative and/or therapeutic art of writing, #WritingPrompts is for you. Studies show that maintaining a daily handwritten journal, or creative writing notebook, can: 1. improve memory, 2. enhance creative expression, 3. lower stress, 4. build self-discipline, 5. eliminate writer’s block, and so much more! Writer’s Block Got You Down? Eliminate It, One Day at a Time! When it comes to writer’s block, the struggle is real! If you’ve ever sat at your computer, typewriter, or with pen in hand, but couldn’t get a single word on paper, then you know what writer’s block feels like. #WritingPrompts is the solution you’ve been looking for! Within the pages of #WritingPrompts, you will find over 700 writing prompts that you can use in order or at random, the choice is yours. Jump-Start Your Creativity with over 700 Unique Writing Prompts! Good writing takes time, practice, and unique ideas. Why not jump-start your imagination with these unique writing prompts and watch as you find your voice and become a more confident writer in just one year.


What books have you added to your May 2020 reading list? Comment below and let me know!


My Mom – Writing Wednesday

Did you participate in last week’s #WritingWednesday post? It was about Clothing. If you haven’t posted your response, click HERE so you can do that now. Then, make sure you check in here ~ every Wednesday ~ for the latest #WritingWednesday writing prompt! Now, back to today’s regularly scheduled post…

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

  • Read the writing prompt below,
  • Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,
  • DON’T EDIT what you write! IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT!

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

In honor of Mother’s Day, which was this past Sunday, I’m writing in my own voice today.

Today’s writing prompt:

What is/was your mom like?

My mother is courageous. She takes risks and lives life to the fullest.

She is independent and strong, but also knows how to lean on other when she needs help, and she raised me to be the same. She is supportive and encouraging. She is giving and helpful, sometimes to a fault.

She has a stubborn streak that runs in my family. Oh boy, is she ever stubborn. If she is upset, she holds a grudge and sometimes has a hard time admitting she was wrong.

She is one of the smartest women I know. She loves learning new things and is a lifelong student.

Before retiring, she was a nurse. She is still a nurse at heart. I don’t think you ever loose that. If someone is hurt or in need, she has to help.

She gives the very best of herself, no matter who she is with.

My mother is love.

She was my first teacher, as all mothers are. She taught me right from wrong, good from bad, and how to stand up for myself, my loved ones, and what I believe.

I love you mom.

© 2020 Nina Soden


Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt [What is/was your mom like?] inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with! 


Looking for daily writing inspiration? Check out my latest publication: #WRITINGPROMPTS

Who Can Benefit from Using #WritingPrompts? Everyone! Whether you’re an avid writer or just someone who is interested in the creative and/or therapeutic art of writing, #WritingPrompts is for you. Studies show that maintaining a daily handwritten journal, or creative writing notebook, can: 1. improve memory, 2. enhance creative expression, 3. lower stress, 4. build self-discipline, 5. eliminate writer’s block, and so much more! Writer’s Block Got You Down? Eliminate It, One Day at a Time! When it comes to writer’s block, the struggle is real! If you’ve ever sat at your computer, typewriter, or with pen in hand, but couldn’t get a single word on paper, then you know what writer’s block feels like. #WritingPrompts is the solution you’ve been looking for! Within the pages of #WritingPrompts, you will find over 700 writing prompts that you can use in order or at random, the choice is yours. Jump-Start Your Creativity with over 700 Unique Writing Prompts! Good writing takes time, practice, and unique ideas. Why not jump-start your imagination with these unique writing prompts and watch as you find your voice and become a more confident writer in just one year.


What books have you added to your May 2020 reading list? Comment below and let me know!


#Theredheadedauthor Presents the May 2020 New York Times TOP 10 Best Sellers – YOUNG ADULT

As an avid reader of fiction (and an author who one day hopes to make the list) I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE checking out the New York Times Best Seller list. So, here it is… The independently ranked top 10 Young Adult selections for May 2020!

If you’ve read any of the TOP 10 selections and recommend them, please comment below and let me know. If you see something you like and plan to pick up a copy, you can do so by clicking on the cover image, the title or the [BUY IT HERE] button.

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#1 Chain of Gold

by Cassandra Clare

Cordelia battles demons in a quarantined London that are nothing like she’s encountered before.


#2 One Of Us Is Lying

by Karen M. McManus

For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder.


#3 One Of Us Is Next

by Karen M. McManus

In this sequel to “One Of Us Is Lying,” a deadly game of truth or dare via text now plagues the students of Bayview Hight.


#4 Five Feet Apart

by Rachael Lippincott with Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Laconis

Stella and Will are in love, but they can’t get within five feet of each other.


#5 Children of Virtue and Vengeance

by Tomi Adeyemi

Zelie must stop the threat of civil war in Orisha.


#6 The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas

A 16-year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend.


#7 A Good Girl’s Guide TO Murder

by Holly Jackson

While trying to solve a murder-suicide case for her senior project, Pip now finds her life in jeopardy.


#8 Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi

Zelie fights to restore magic to the land of Orisha


#9 They Went Left

by Monica Hesse

A Holocaust survivor with memory loss struggles to piece her life back together.


#10 Redemption Prep

by Samuel Miller

A missing student at an elite boarding school prompts three students close to her to investigate her disappearance.


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#Theredheadedauthor Presents the May 2020 New York Times TOP 10 Best Sellers – FICTION

As an avid reader of fiction (and an author who one day hopes to make the list) I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE checking out the New York Times Best Seller list. So, here it is… The independently ranked top 10 Fiction selections for May 2020!

If you’ve read any of the TOP 10 selections and recommend them, please comment below and let me know. If you see something you like and plan to pick up a copy, you can do so by clicking on the cover image, the title or the [BUY IT HERE] button.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


#1 Masked Prey

by John Sandford

The 30th book in the Prey series. Washington politicians ask Lucas Davenport to look into someone who is targeting their children.


#2 Little Fires Everywhere

by Celeste Ng

An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.


#3 Where the Crawdads Sing

by Delia Owens

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.


#4 American Dirt

by Jeanine Cummins

A book seller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.


#5 The Silent Patient

by Alex Michaelides

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.


#6 The Last Emperox

by John Scalzi

The third book in the Interdependency series. As an interstellar pathway collapses, Emperox Grayland II fights to save humanity.


#7 The Boy From the Woods

by Harlan Coben

When a girl goes missing, a private investigator’s feral childhood becomes an asset in the search.


#8 The Woman in the Window

by A.J. Finn

A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.


#9 The Tattooist of Auschwitz

by Heather Morris

A concentration camp detainee tasked with permanently marking fellow prisoners falls in love with one of them.


#10 Savage Son

by Jack Carr

The third book in the Terminal List series. The Russian mafia targets a former Navy SEAL who is recovering from brain surgery.


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Clothing – Writing Wednesday

Did you participate in last week’s #WritingWednesday post? It was about Glass Houses. If you haven’t posted your response, click HERE so you can do that now. Then, make sure you check in here ~ every Wednesday ~ for the latest #WritingWednesday writing prompt! Now, back to today’s regularly scheduled post…

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

  • Read the writing prompt below,
  • Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,
  • DON’T EDIT what you write! IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT!

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Sydney, a character in one of my current ‘WIP’ manuscripts.

Today’s writing prompt:

What do the clothes you are wearing right now say about you?

I’ve been in the hospital for a little over a month and its discharge day. It felt so good to toss that hospital gown on the floor and slip into my well-worn jeans. My handler at Operation Atlas had my clothes washed, he had to, they were covered in ash. To be honest, he wanted to throw them away but I wouldn’t let him. Every rip and every hole signify a job well done. I’ve earned those badges.

So to answer your question, what do the clothes I’m wearing say about me, that’s easy… They say I’m tough, courageous, and not someone you should mess with.

© 2020 Nina Soden


Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt [What do the clothes you are wearing right now say about you?] inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with! 


Looking for daily writing inspiration? Check out my latest publication: #WRITINGPROMPTS

Who Can Benefit from Using #WritingPrompts? Everyone! Whether you’re an avid writer or just someone who is interested in the creative and/or therapeutic art of writing, #WritingPrompts is for you. Studies show that maintaining a daily handwritten journal, or creative writing notebook, can: 1. improve memory, 2. enhance creative expression, 3. lower stress, 4. build self-discipline, 5. eliminate writer’s block, and so much more! Writer’s Block Got You Down? Eliminate It, One Day at a Time! When it comes to writer’s block, the struggle is real! If you’ve ever sat at your computer, typewriter, or with pen in hand, but couldn’t get a single word on paper, then you know what writer’s block feels like. #WritingPrompts is the solution you’ve been looking for! Within the pages of #WritingPrompts, you will find over 700 writing prompts that you can use in order or at random, the choice is yours. Jump-Start Your Creativity with over 700 Unique Writing Prompts! Good writing takes time, practice, and unique ideas. Why not jump-start your imagination with these unique writing prompts and watch as you find your voice and become a more confident writer in just one year.


What books have you added to your May 2020 reading list? Comment below and let me know!


Glass Houses- Writing Wednesday

Did you participate in last week’s #WritingWednesday post? It was about PATIENCE. If you haven’t posted your response, click HERE so you can do that now. Then, make sure you check in here ~ every Wednesday ~ for the latest #WritingWednesday writing prompt! Now, back to today’s regularly scheduled post…

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

  • Read the writing prompt below,
  • Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,
  • DON’T EDIT what you write! IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PERFECT!

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Ethan, a character in one of my current ‘WIP’ manuscripts.

Today’s writing prompt:

Finish this phrase: ‘People who live in glass houses should not…’

I’m supposed to say, ‘throw stones,’ right? Whatever. I couldn’t care less what people in glass houses do. Do whatever you want, just don’t judge me when I do what I want too.

That’s the problem with society, too many judgmental, arrogant, knobs who think they know better than everyone else. It’s why I left the rat race. I was at the top of my field. People all around the world knew of me, the man who founded Operation Atlas. But, no one knew my name, Ethan Atlas. No one knew what I looked like, no I had made sure of that. No one knew anything about me, why I started Operation Atlas in the first place, or why I eventually left.

Operation Atlas was never meant to be a means for controlling those with power. It was never meant to become a prison for the ones who wouldn’t conform. No. No, Operation Atlas was meant to be a sanctuary for those who were different, like me. A place we could go to avoid the judgments of others. A place we could go to escape from the hate crimes that seemed to follow us. That is until the government weaseled their way in. Good old Uncle Sam, that’s what they used to say, right? Good old Uncle Sam got his hands around my neck and there was no turning back. That’s why I had to leave. That’s why they had to believe I had died. It was the only way to get out. The only way to protect myself so that one day I could come back and take it all back.

That time is coming.

© 2020 Nina Soden


Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt [People who live in glass houses should not…] inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with! 


Looking for daily writing inspiration? Check out my latest publication: #WRITINGPROMPTS

Who Can Benefit from Using #WritingPrompts? Everyone! Whether you’re an avid writer or just someone who is interested in the creative and/or therapeutic art of writing, #WritingPrompts is for you. Studies show that maintaining a daily handwritten journal, or creative writing notebook, can: 1. improve memory, 2. enhance creative expression, 3. lower stress, 4. build self-discipline, 5. eliminate writer’s block, and so much more! Writer’s Block Got You Down? Eliminate It, One Day at a Time! When it comes to writer’s block, the struggle is real! If you’ve ever sat at your computer, typewriter, or with pen in hand, but couldn’t get a single word on paper, then you know what writer’s block feels like. #WritingPrompts is the solution you’ve been looking for! Within the pages of #WritingPrompts, you will find over 700 writing prompts that you can use in order or at random, the choice is yours. Jump-Start Your Creativity with over 700 Unique Writing Prompts! Good writing takes time, practice, and unique ideas. Why not jump-start your imagination with these unique writing prompts and watch as you find your voice and become a more confident writer in just one year.


What books have made your April 2020 reading list? Comment below and let me know! Then, click on the links below to check out my latest post for the New York Times Top Ten Lists and see which books you’d like to add to your reading list!