A New, New, New Beginning

Anybody who knows me well also knows how terrible I am at maintaining something like a blog. Like any other author, I get bogged down in the quagmire of being interesting every time I open up WordPress and decide to say hello. So, in the spirit of fuck-all, I’ve made a determination:

Stop trying to be interesting and focus more on just being me.


In that light, allow me to welcome you back to my crazy little part of the universe. I’ve spent the past year percolating on a ton of different ideas, and while some of them haven’t panned out the way I might have liked, others have started to take shape and brought us here. In the following months, I’ll be disclosing the oddball antics of yours truly, but I’ll be asking for you guys to share yours in return.

And the first way I plan on that is with…

Monday Prompts

Let’s all face it, Monday sucks. Monday sucks even when you’re a self-employed penmonkey. In fact, it’s the day I’m usually sitting at my desk waiting for my manuscript to do tricks while I stare blearily at it. As of yet, it won’t even play fetch.

UfBpKJESo, let’s make the most of it.

Every Monday, I’m going to post a writing prompt up for anyone who’s looking for some creative fodder. What you do with it is entirely up to you. Post it in the comments section. Use it to update your blog and post the link to it here. Have it tattooed over that ink you got in college when you were pretty sure you’d love french fries for the rest of your adult life. The  possibilities are endless.

So for this Monday, your prompt is…

A figure from an entirely different era is sucked into the present day. Describe what situation they find themselves in and how they react toward seeing some piece of modern technology.

Have fun!


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About Connor

Peter Dawes is the pen name of USA Today bestselling author of dark and historical fantasy, Connor Peterson. Local to the Philadelphia, PA area, Connor is the wordsmith behind the Vampire Flynn and Deathspell series and has also contributed to the story cycle Red Phone Box (published by Ghostwoods Books) and the anthology Nocturnal Embers (published by Crimson Melodies Publishing). He is also a member of the LGBTQ+ community, an active participant in the Philadelphia writing community, and volunteers as a municipal liaison for National Novel Writing Month. While Peter Dawes is also the name of the fictional protagonist of the Vampire Flynn books, Connor assures the reader he is not now, nor has he ever been a vampire. (Any similarities are purely coincidental.) You can follow him on Twitter (@peterdawes) and Facebook (@AuthorPeterDawes), where he actively avoids being on time for any of his publication deadlines.

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