Writing Prompts from Nursery Rhymes by Working Writer’s Club Member Billie A. Williams

Nursery Rhymes are a sure fire bet to get your writing flow going. Discover through Billie A. Williams’ article how famous writers utilized nursery rhymes as writing prompts.

Kansas City, MO, December 17, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Working Writer's Club is a professional club for freelance writers, authors, coaches, and speakers providing training, resources, and networking opportunities for its members. The Working Writer’s Club is pleased to share with you the latest writing article from member, Billie A. Williams entitled, “Writing Prompts from Nursery Rhymes.”

A sneak peek…

"Remember the nursery rhyme One for the Money? (3 Plums in One, by Janet Evanovich, 1994, 1996, 1997) Evanovich uses:

One for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready
And four to go.

We jumped rope to that tune, did you? She used the first line as a book title for the first book but polluted the others slightly – Two for the Dough (instead of show), Three to get Deadly (instead of Ready), and then she dropped the nursery rhyme altogether for her later titles.

Janet Evanovich used nursery rhymes but she wasn’t the first.

Agatha Christie, on the other hand, used the nursery rhyme – One, Two Buckle My Shoe both as the title of her mystery and the subsequent lines as chapter headings.

One, Two Buckle My Shoe,
Three, Four Shut The Door
Five, Six Pickup Sticks,
Seven, Eight Lay them straight – and so on…”

Visit the Working Writer’s Club today and read Williams’ full article and please feel free to leave your comments or questions so Billie can interact with you: www.workingwritersclub.com/2011/12/13/writing-prompts-from-nursery-rhymes/.

About Billie A. Williams

Best-Selling, Award winning Mystery/Suspense author Billie A Williams is a fiction, non-fiction and poetry author and has won numerous contests for her short/flash fiction stories, essays, and poetry. Currently she has over two dozen books published. She is published in various magazines such as the literary magazine Thema; Guide, a Magazine for Children, Novel Advice.com, Writing Etc. WritingNow.com, and Women In The Arts newsletter as well as Sister’s in Crime, to list but a few.

Williams is currently a member of The Wisconsin Regional Writers Association (WRWA) Sister’s in Crime, Women in the Arts Program, Pen Writer's Org., Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Children’s Book Insider, and the Working Writer’s Club. Visit her at her websites: www.billiewilliams.com or sign up for her Newsletter and/or Mystery a Month Book Club on her website. Visit her blogs at www.billiewilliams.com/blog or www.printedwords.blogspot.com

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