Write Over the Hump

Again we will mine our own experiences, our own emotions. Only through understanding ourselves can we bring life to our characters. This might be hard to do, but if you need to bring deep emotions to a story, you need … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Some openings seem to point to a mystery beginning to unravel. But is that always true? Suspense doesn’t always mean danger and mystery. Where will this opening lead you? Into mystery, into darkness, or to a totally different genre? A … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Sometimes it take only a few words to engage our imaginations. This one might seem like there’s little to it, but once you start writing you might just be surprised by what comes out. Set that timer, and start! To … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Try this one on for size today. What images does it bring to mind? Is it a mystery, a romance, sci-fi, some other genre? Have fun with this one. They had never seen anything so beautiful.

Write Over the Hump

Prompts that are open=ended but still give lots of room to work within are the best. Here’s one that should get your creative juices flowing fast and furious. What can you do with it in 10 or 15 minutes? I … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a prompt that’s sure to get your creative juices flowing. What would happen when something small, but essential, is taken away? Set your timer for 15 minutes and start with: They took his glasses away…

Write Over the Hump

Here’s a fun little question to get your writing juices flowing. What is “it” and what will happen now? Who are these people and what is their relationship? Set that timer and start writing! You had to go touch it, … Continue reading

Write Over the Hump

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

Write Over the Hump

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