Monday, April 5, 2010

April Writing Prompt & Giveaway

It's time for the April Writing Prompt & Giveaway! 

This month I'd like to issue a challenge.  Dig out something that you wrote long ago.  You've most likely aquired new writing skills since then.  Take another look at it and do a little revising.  When the piece is ready, share it below on with Mr. Linky so we can all enjoy it.

You can win a prize similar to this just for participating! Please see official rules and prizes.


  1. What a great idea! I was thinking just yesterday about how much my writing has changed, even from a year ago.

    I'll see if I can find anything apt.

  2. Here is a devotional I wrote for an anthology on Unusual Bible stories:

    Israel’s Worst Driver

    "So the watchman reported saying, “He went up to them and is not coming back; and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi, for he drives furiously!” 2 Kings 9:20, NKJV

    While navigating busy Los Angeles streets, my mother often said, “Just look at that Jehu, running through a stop sign,” or, “He drives like a Jehu!” As a child, I wondered what sort of creature a “Jehu” was. Then I discovered his story in 2 Kings 9.

    Jehu served as a captain in the Israelite army during the reign of the evil king Joram. After Elisha’s servant anointed him as the new king, Jehu jumped into his chariot and drove to Jezreel to overthrow Joram. One of Joram’s tower watchmen recognized Jehu while he was still afar off. From the vibrant color of his chariot? From his stunning horses? No. From his reckless driving. Jehu was known throughout the land for his attraction to fast wheels!

    While in Jezreel, Jehu became a hero by slaughtering Joram, and then ridding the land of Joram’s wicked mother, Jezebel (No, he didn’t run over her).

    Are you ever tempted to think God cannot use you to accomplish His divine purposes? Do you feel inadequate for the task he’s called you to do? At those times, remember Jehu, whose only talent was his crazy driving. And be encouraged to stay in the race.
    Thank you for this prompt and opportnity to enter the drawing!

    Many blessings,
    Audience of ONE

  3. I found something from 2002. Time sure flies by when you're having fun. :)

  4. Wow! I just found this blog! Love it! :-)

    Katie M

  5. What a great challenge! I'm writing every day now, but I wonder if I could find an old piece and dust it off? Thanks for the challenge! I love your site!
    Wendy @ Faith's Firm Foundation


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