Write Over the Hump

Midweek is a good time to look back on how we became who we are, and how we have dealt with life so far. In how we react to what happens—or doesn’t happen—to us are the seeds of our stories, plots and plot twists. Set your timer for 15 minutes, and write!

Write about a time when you couldn’t have what you wanted.

Write Over the Hump

This week’s prompt doesn’t give a lot to work with — not at first. But if you set that timer and start to write, and keep writing, you may be surprised at what comes out. Start now!

Yeah, they gave a lot…

Write Over the Hump

Another opportunity to wallow in the “Twist” that makes our stories really fly. Give yourself 15 minutes as you let your imagination take you to a place you maybe have never before been.

“Hello, beautiful,” she called just as…

Write Over the Hump

Finding a plot is often the process of twisting the normal out of shape. We offer a toast to congratulate accomplishments, but sunny skies and happy times do not keep readers reading. You have 15 minutes to twist this toast out of shape…

We raised our glasses in a toast to…

Write Over the Hump

Writing is hard. It takes perseverance. When we understand our own process, it makes the whole job easier. Here’s a little exploration into how you work… or don’t as the case may be. Remember, set that timer for 10 to 15 minutes, then write.

Write about a time you wanted to give up.

Write Over The Hump

For this week, we have a little saying that was one of my mother’s favorites. Set your timer for 10 minutes and see what you can do with it… This one will really stretch your writing muscles!

This week’s prompt: Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.

Write Over The Hump

If you’re just joining “Write Over The Hump”, know that you can change pronouns and names as you wish. Most importantly, don’t edit, don’t stop once you start writing, and don’t plan out what you will write. Just let the words flow. If you’ve never written like this it may take a few weeks to get used to it, but if you stick to it, you’ll be amazed at what will start to come out. Get a timer, set it for 10 minutes, read the prompt, and write! This one smacks a bit of that old show, Twilight Zone…

This week’s prompt: In the deep dark of the night, the portrait moved.