Weekly News and Updates #6

For Nov 8th—14th

Ravyne Hawke
Promptly Written
Published in
11 min readNov 15, 2021


Greetings PW Writers and Readers. The pub is open! Come on in for a drink and snacks. This is a bit of a long newsletter, so get yourselves settled in.

I want to thank all of you for your contributions, read time, and responses. Clapping and commenting on one another’s work is what makes PW a community. Let’s continue to encourage one another by visiting each others’ stories and supporting one another. I would hate to lose writers because they don’t feel like their work is being appreciated here on PW. Remember, your interactions here continue to make PW a success!

A big THANK YOU to my Editors, and for all your hard work this week.

If you have any issues or questions about anything dealing with Promptly Written, feel free to contact me — Email:


  • I have a busy week ahead filled with more doctor and therapist appointments. My schedule may affect your submissions being published in a timely manner, but we hope to get your work up within a 48-hour window or sooner. and will do their best to keep things flowing around here.
  • I will not be on my usual night shift on Monday night (9 pm on the 15th) to Tues morning (11 am on the 16th), Tues night (9 pm on the 16th) to Wed morning (11 am on the 17th), or Thursday night (9 pm on the 18th) to Friday morning (11 am on the 19th) — (US CST | GMT-6).
  • I will clear the submission queue each night before I go to bed and the next day when I return from my appointments.
  • I am growing increasingly frustrated with Medium’s notification system. Half the time it doesn’t work and sometimes when it is working, it won’t let me receive older notifications. So if I have not replied to you and you need to speak to me about something ASAP, the best thing to do is to email me. I will keep making grand attempts to answer all of your responses as notifications allow. Thanks for your patience.


Did you know that PW has FOUR Features? Well, we do! Check out the HOUSEKEEPING section below to find out how you can get a Featured spot on PW.

  1. continues to delight us with his supernatural horror series The Noise. You can catch up on all parts (there are 12 parts now!) of it by following this link to the first part of the series. Each part is linked at the bottom of the page so you can move freely from one section to the next. Please stop by, read, clap, comment, and support Marc!
  2. has begun a series of flash fiction stories based on the theme “The Dots” and each story is unique and fascinating to read. So far, she has written four — A Never-Ending Love Story, The Healer, The Fallen Hour, The 1 Hour Call. Please stop by, have a read, give a clap and leave Nidaa a supportive comment.
  3. Our very own is writing reviews! She has been reviewing a channeler’s Youtube channel and just dropped a review for ballet and reviews of Polanski’s greatest films. You can find her reviews after the Personal Essays section on the PW publication page. Please go have a read, clap, comment, and support her work.
  4. We are also featuring the November Gratitude Journals. If you’d like to be a part of this feature, just journal about what you are grateful for during the month of November, and be sure to note somewhere in your essay or poem that this is part of the Grateful Heart prompt or Gratitude Journal. Please use the #essay or #poem tags for your piece. You can find all of the gratitude journals on the PW publication page after the Fiction section.

I’ve started a new publication called Not For Bedtime Stories — Serials for Breakfast. Please visit the Submission Guidelines if you are interested in writing a Serial Fiction with an edge. has begun her serial All My Sisters and I have begun my serial Revenge of the Ravens. Come check them out and get in on them at the beginning!


New-To-Medium and PW Writers

  1. You must adhere to Medium’s Terms of Service and Medium Rules. Read them. Memorize them. Do not violate them.
  2. I’ve put up a better explanation on how to submit stories to a publication. You can view it here — Submitting Drafts and Citing Images
  3. Please review the articles at Medium Help for the following:

4. Please polish your stories. Check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Make sure your images are cited. Make sure you are using the appropriate tags :

  • #poetry for poetry
  • #fiction for fiction
  • #articles for articles and opinions/rants
  • #essay for personal essays, shortform, or creative non-fiction

5. To All Bi/Multilingual Writers — Yes you can write in your native language if you also translate it into English within the same story.

6. ❗Please only submit DRAFTS to PW❗. Do not publish on your page and then submit to PW. Submit to PW and I will publish the piece on my end. I’ve let this slide until now but moving forward, I will only publish your work if it is in DRAFT form.

7. How can you get a Featured section on PW? It’s quite simple. If you have a fiction series, fiction based on a single theme, poetry series, poetry based on a single theme, write reviews or articles on a single theme, you too can get a featured section on PW. Just email me with your idea and we will set you up with your own section. My email address is at the top of this newsletter.

🟤🟤STAT NEWS FOR NOV 8th-14th AT PW🟤🟤

13 new writers (177 total writers)

92 stories published


You can find all of the current prompts under PROMPTILICIOUSNESS. Feel free to browse the prompts past and present. You do not have to just use a prompt from the current day. Browse them all and find the ones that interest you.

When tagging your stories, please do NOT use the #PWprompt tag. That is for me to use for the daily, weekly, and monthly prompts. You may use #prompt or #writingprompts

If you are publishing your piece anywhere besides PW, please remember to tag me (@ + Ravyne Hawke) in the BODY of your story so I can find your work. Do not tag me under the tag section for a publication. I will likely NOT find you that way.

If you are writing from one of the prompts, please leave a link to the prompt in the BODY of your story. Preferably at the end. Check out other writers’ formatting if you aren’t sure.

FYI — If you are using your smartphone to access Medium, you cannot submit to publications. Medium has not released this feature yet. However, you can still participate in Promptly Written. How? Choose a prompt, write your story, add a tag to my name at the bottom of your piece, add a link to the prompt you are using and publish this on your own page. The tag will alert me that you have written something via PW and I will include your piece in the newsletter.

💥UPDATE💥: figured out a way to submit to publications via her Smartphone. She tells you how here.



  1. Hear The Song by
  2. Which Future Will It Be by
  3. Sins Forgiven by
  4. Humble Gratitude by
  5. If I’m Being Generous (a poem) by
  6. What Mother Gives by
  7. The Generosity of My Thoughts by
  8. He Was Not Generous by
  9. Grateful For This Day by
  10. I Will Not Write In Tears Today by
  11. Grateful I Am by
  12. You Should Have Been A Pirate by
  13. Piraticians (a poem) by
  14. The Sifting Sand Dunes by
  15. The Generosity Of The Heart — a Poem by
  16. The Wild Waters by
  17. Ode To The Topaz Buccaneer by
  18. Piracy On The High Street by
  19. Things Not To Do To A Man by
  20. Poets Who Answered The Call by
  21. One Autumn Day by
  22. An Unwise Man by
  23. Remembering You by
  24. Forgive Us Our Sins, As We Forgive… by
  25. Sun Rays by
  26. Icy Roads by
  27. The Journey by
  28. Breakfast Wish by
  29. Eyes Within Eyes by
  30. Soaring In The Sky by
  31. The Journey by
  32. When Journey Finally End by
  33. The End by
  34. Tired Traveler by
  35. Separation by
  36. Darkness Vs Light by
  37. When Things Look Dim by
  38. From Parts To Whole by
  39. Journey by
  40. Together by
  41. La bonne journée (haiku) by
  42. Chivalry of Men by
  43. Prose of Truth by
  44. Floating Like Mist by


This is a list of stories writers published in other publications using PW Prompts!

  1. Beyond Recognition: A Writing Challenge by
  2. Lessons In Humility by
  3. My Gratitude Journal/My Life (Chapter 1) by
  4. Lickity Split by
  5. A Bit Of Gratitude by
  6. More Than An Attitude, Gratitude Is A Practice by
  7. Ravyne Hawke, My Favourite Writer — November Competition by
  8. Generosity by
  9. Life’s Delicious Brightsides by
  10. POETRY by
  11. Haiku Streams of Consciousness by

NOTE: If you wrote a story using a PW Prompt during the week of Nov 8th — 14th, published it somewhere other than PW and I missed it, please leave a comment with the URL to your story so that I can read it and recognize your contribution in the next newsletter! I don’t always receive all of my notifications.

Thanks again everyone for contributing to PW this past week. Please take the time to read your fellow writers’ work. Claps and Comments are always appreciated. I look forward to more of your stories in the upcoming weeks.

Ravyne Hawke, EIC


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Ravyne Hawke
Promptly Written

Writing Coach, Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Artist, Dreamer | “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the Ocean” ~Thich Nhat Hanh