Daily Archives: November 6, 2013

GM Engineering Services seeks writing / blogging freelancer

Hi everyone.

I’ve been emailed by Christopher Machut at GM Engineering Services LLC (based in Virginia, USA) with the request below. Unfortunately, due to my other commitments, I wasn’t able to help him but if you can, or you think you know someone who can, please let them know. You can contact Christopher via

This is what he emailed to me…

Hi Morgen,

We are looking for someone to help maintain and create content our WordPress site, LinkedIn and Facebook presence.  We can handle all of the technical aspects of hosting.  We are looking for someone to increase our Internet exposure.  Our markets are construction, cranes (tower cranes, crawler, cranes, etc.) and construction.  Content that focuses on safety and productivity in those markets are our focus.  It helps to have a slight slant on our solutions and even doing articles about our solutions.  Our website is  One of our main products is

Take a look and let us know your thoughts.

Best Regards,

Christopher Machut, CTO
GM Engineering Services, LLC
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Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 6 November 2013

Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on and a set of story prompts on the scriptnovel and short story blogs (and poems, script / novel extracts, stories at the weekends, when I get them). As you’ll see by the headings, you’ve missed a few but they’re listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there…

Poetry Writing Exercises 218: Wednesday 6th November

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

218 box lids 649626You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: down, husband, wants, click, lorry
  2. Random: Lisa knew him best
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Hard to believe…

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

See below for explanations of the prompts, they do vary…

  • Sentence starts = what it says on the tin. You can use it at the beginning of the poem or include it later, and being poetry it doesn’t have to be exact – just be inspired by it.
  • Keywords = the words have to appear in the poem but can be in any order and can be lengthened (e.g. clap to clapping).
  • Single-word prompt = sometimes all it takes is one word to spawn an idea. Sometimes it easy, sometimes hard but invariably fun.
  • Mixed bag = an object, a location, a colour.
  • Picture prompts = nothing other than a picture. What does it conjure up?
  • Title = The title for your piece.
  • Haiku poem= 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables
  • Random = whatever takes my fancy!


Story Writing Exercises 222: Wednesday 6th November

Here are your four story exercises for today.

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