As writers, we are lucky. We get to play with the worlds we create to make sure they conform to whatever “rules” we choose to apply. Leaving on a plane at 3:00 pm doesn’t work? Fine, just change it to … Continue reading
A new year begins, and so does a new year of writing prompts! As a reminder, here are the “rules”: 1) You can change the pronoun/name to suit the genre you write, but the sentence has to be the opening … Continue reading
During this busy time of year, when we’re rushing around like crazy, going from one party to another, shopping, cooking, spending time with family and friends, it’s hard to remember that some things take time. Lots of time. Here’s a … Continue reading
Some openings are filled with mystery or intrigue. Or a sense of danger. Or they bring back memories of a past event in our lives. Wherever this one takes you, have fun! It happened when the lights went out.
Storms are the norm this time of year in most of the nation: rain, sleet, ice, snow… Let your imagination figure out what the last thing might have been… Set that timer for 10 minutes, and write! The last thing … Continue reading
Good, or positive, feelings are just as important as the bad, or negative, ones in our writing. But even good feelings can be hard to control if they are very strong. Here’s a little practice in expressing what fills you … Continue reading
What happens when the unexpected hits? That’s what you need to unravel today as you set your timer for 10 minutes and write. He woke up with the coil tattooed on his chest.
Take something ordinary and twist it into something extraordinary. Or unusual. Or even dangerous. That’s your task for today’s 10-minute exercise. Tea, they said, is good for you, and I believed them.
It’s fun to blame someone else for a problem or difficulty. Here’s your chance to let it all out on paper. Set that timer for 10 minutes and put the onus all on him! It was Caden’s fault, like always.
Even a cliche situation can lead to fun and original stories, when we let our imaginations run wild. See what you can do with this cliche situation… in 10 minutes. She never should have gone into the attic.