Here’s a prompt from the past… something we’ve probably all heard a thousand times while growing up. Frustrating as it was back then, now it can be the start of a great writing session. Set that timer for 10 minutes … Continue reading
Sometimes all it takes is a few words to set our minds spinning. Sometimes the simplest things end up being the best prompts. Start with these three little words and see what happens… It was red.
Here’s an interesting opening line to her your imagination revved up. What could possibly be happening in this situation? Is it literal, thematic or simply symbolic? Just in how many ways can a person be blind? If she hadn’t been … Continue reading
Imagination can be sparked by the strange, the unusual, the unexpected. Today, imagine how you would react if your child said to you (your starting line): Mom, isn’t the sky supposed to be blue?
Another Hump Day prompt, one filled with angst and nostalgia. I was thinking about my brother, who died in 1979, just wondering what would have been… Now it’s your turn to see what story, plot, ideas, theme this one engenders. … Continue reading
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
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
Discrimination takes many forms. Try this one on for size for the next 10 minutes… They divided us by the color notebook we carried.