Labor Day 2014

We’re taking today off to enjoy the unofficial last day of summer.

Labor Day is meant to celebrate the contributions we all make to our country. Here at Today’s Author, we want to celebrate the contributions we all make with our creative efforts.  What better day to spend a few minutes, choose a prompt or two (or more) from our archive of Write Now prompts and enjoy the labors of the talented authors in the Today’s Author community!

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Independence Day 2014

July4Wishing everyone a happy, safe and healthy Independence Day.

 

Have you written any stories about freedom, either individual freedom or the freedom of a group?  Link to it or describe it in the comments below.  Or if you find yourself at a picnic looking for something to do, write a story about independence or freedom and share that in the comments.

Memorial Day

imageWishing everyone a happy, safe and healthy Memorial Day. Wherever you are, wherever you go, think about those who have sacrificed to help you be able to get where you are.

Have you written any stories about sacrifice you wish to share in the comments?  Or, perhaps, you might choose to use this as an extra, bonus, writing prompt: write about a character who makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of many.

Thanksgiving Day

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It is Thanksgiving Day in the United States today. Thoughts turn to traditions and thankfulness, food and football (well, at least for some of us). For many of us, Thanksgiving Day is a chance to write (and maybe catch up on our word counts for NaNoWriMo).

We’d like to know what you, as a writer, are thankful for. What are your characters thankful for?

All of us at Today’s Author wish you and yours a happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving and holiday season.

 

Labor Day

We’re taking today off to enjoy the unofficial last day of summer.

Labor Day is meant to celebrate the contributions we all make to our country. Here at Today’s Author, we want to celebrate the contributions we all make with our creative efforts.  What better day to spend a few minutes, choose a prompt or two (or more) from our archive of Write Now prompts and enjoy the labors of the talented authors in the Today’s Author community!

LaborDay

Independence Day

July4Wishing everyone a happy, safe and healthy Independence Day.

 

Have you written any stories about freedom, either individual freedom or the freedom of a group?  Link to it or describe it in the comments below.  Or if you find yourself at a picnic looking for something to do, write a story about independence or freedom and share that in the comments.

Memorial Day

imageWishing everyone a happy, safe and healthy Memorial Day. Wherever you are, wherever you go, think about those who have sacrificed to help you be able to get where you are.

Have you written any stories about sacrifice you wish to share in the comments?  Or, perhaps, you might choose to use this as an extra, bonus, writing prompt: write about a character who makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of many.

Security Notice to Our Readers

As a precautionary measure–for our readers and our own writers–we’re taking today off to pass along a notice, and a warning, to update your WordPress.com password.

On Saturday, the WordPress team announced their servers had been hacked. The incident was described as:

a low-level (root) break-in to several of our servers, and potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed.

Now for the vast majority of WordPress.com users, we don’t store anything particularly sensitive on the site. It’s actually a worse situation for Automattic than for it’s users. Nonetheless, it would be prudent for all of us to change our WordPress.com passwords. I’ve already changed mine.

For the record, Automattic was very upfront about all this, which is more than many companies can say.

It’s possible that some of you may have WordPress.com passwords because of Today’s Author. So we felt a heightened need to pass along this information. But don’t worry, tomorrow we’ll be back to a more creative mood.

Read the full announcement here.