Secrets are intrinsic to our stories: secrets kept, secrets shared, secrets revealed. The impact of a secret, either held close or made public, can be devastating for our characters, and make for an enticing plot. Have fun exploring the secret … Continue reading
When we write stories, we need to stretch our imagination. Here’s a prompt to help you do just that. Take it literally, or use it as symbolism, or just let it take you away into a realm of fantasy and … Continue reading
Here’s a fun prompt to start your day, sure to get your imagination fired. We all know people like this… now it’s time to write one into a story, use that contrariness to good effect… When trouble brews, you can be … Continue reading
This is an appropriate prompt for today. It’s the anniversary of my parents’ marriage. They were hitched in 1943; were they still alive, they’d have been together for 74 years! Hard to imagine. Now it’s time to delve back into … Continue reading
Here’s a prompt that filled with symbolism. Take it literally, take it symbolically, just see what happens when you let your imagination loose on this little opening. The rats only came out at night.
We are a society of rules, and we should be. It’s what keeps order, keeps status quo on an even keel. But our stories are all about what happens when that status quo is disturbed, when the rules are broken. … Continue reading
Exploring meanings is integral to what we write. After all, if it doesn’t mean anything, why write about it? Here’s a prompt to get you writing about truth and what it means… for you and for your stories. They said … Continue reading
Last month we explored what it means to us to be in love. This month, explore what it is like to lose that love. We’ve all felt that loss at one time or another, and in one way or another. … Continue reading
Sounds sometimes can trigger strong emotions… and great story ideas. Here’s a maddening little sound to start you off on your writing today… where will it take you? Water drip, drip, dripped from somewhere close by.
Here’s a fun little prompt that is sure to set your imagination on fire. Just what is happening here, and what does it mean? When I woke up, the picture had changed.