Saturday, January 2, 2016

Pop the corks and get those munchies ready for the days have rolled by and another year has passed.  As it is our normal tradition, the ladies of the LIRW blog would like to wish all of you the best in the coming year.

This will be my last posting for the blog.  I want to thank all those who had visited, sometimes adding their thoughts, throughout the years.  It's been a pleasure trying to make my posts interesting and sometimes taking them a step beyond the norm. I hope you've enjoyed them. 

Wishing you good health, happiness, and fulfillment now and forever.
Peace be with you ~ Donna


It is hard to believe that several years have passed since the inception of the LIRW blog. Writing with so many different members of the group all these years, being part of the Social Media  journey, has taught me many things. I am truly grateful. 

A few of us started the blog to foster a sense of community,  make the LIRW shine by spotlighting the talent of our authors, raise awareness of our authors, advertise our special events, educate the community on the genre of Romance, so many aspiring goals. I hope we have accomplished them in some way.  

This was a rocky year, for the blog, for my personal life, for many reasons. But despite the range of emotions, I've always believed that through perseverance, great things can be achieved. Dreams and goals of writing and publication, dreams of being part of a community that helps authors achieve goals even larger than they set themselves. 

As a new year approaches, I foresee more challenges ahead. I don't know what will come, but I hope great things for each and everyone. Happy New Year. Write like there is no tomorrow. Never give up!    ~Dawn 


I'm signing off, too, so I wish everyone the best in their writing futures and their futures, period. May your stories be delightful and engaging, your lives be even more so. -- Lynne

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Litttle Inspiration (Writing prompt # 7)

If you've been here before, you know what to do.  In case you haven't here's what you do:  come up with a first line of a story for either of these two pictures or a try following up an opening line by someone who comments with a next line. Please put the number of the picture that you're writing about in your comment. 

You know what?  Let's broaden  this a bit. Instead of just being an opening line for a story, it can be a description , line, scene, or situation that was inspired by one or both pictures.  Thanks.

The ladies of the blog would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.


by Foundry

Both pictures were obtained at

Monday, November 2, 2015

This Week's Image Prompts

Here are the latest for you to consider. Try to come up with a line or two -- I especially think the second one lends itself to interpretation from our paranormal writers!


and #2

Happy November, everyone. Good Luck to all of you participating in NaNoWriMo!

Pictures from

Monday, October 19, 2015

A Little Seasonal Inspiration

This week I'm offering up a few pictures that inspire me...both are pictures pulled from my own files, snapped either by me or my son. Hopefully they will give you the same feelings of warmth and happiness they give me, but even if you don't quite see the subjects in the same light...I hope you share a line or two with us.



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Writing Prompt 4

Hi All.  Sorry there was a snafu in communication which delayed this post.  The next posting will be on Oct 18th as scheduled.

Now if you've joined us before you know what this is about. If not, there are two pictures below which we hope will get the old brain band marching and drum up some creative ideas. See if you can come up with a first line of a story for either of these two pictures or as Lynne had suggested,  try following up an opening line by someone who comments with a next line. Please share your ideas with us and put the number of the picture in your response.

Thanks and have fun.





credit for pictures: (public domain section)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Writing Prompt 3

Well, everyone, as Donna promised, here's our latest pair of prompts. Give your creative energy a nudge and see if you can come up with a first line of a story for either of these two pictures:

Number 1:

Number 2:

If you can't think of a first line, try following up an opening line by someone who comments with a next line.

Don't forget to put the number of the picture you're creating from in your comment!

credit for photos due to (public domain section)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Writing Prompt 2

The ladies of the LIRW blog are taking a hiatus, but don't despair, we will be featuring a writing prompt every first and third Monday of each month.

We hope you enjoy the challenges, and that the pictures get those synapses sparking, creating wonderful ideas.  

Okay ready?  Here's what you do. Using one of the pictures, or you could try to do both, write an opening sentence to a story based on that picture.   Put the number of that picture at the beginning of your comment so we know which one you have chosen. 

Please share your creative ideas with us, we'd love to see them.

Have fun!  See you in two weeks.

by Unsplash

by Adina Voicu

Both pictures were obtained from

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