Lida Sideris is the author of Murder And Other Unnatural Disasters, a rollocking ride through the Hollywood entertainment industry with the quirkiest characters ever created. (This reader prays that Corrie and Michael are the start of a fabulous series!) She’s … Continue reading
Sometimes something specific will set our minds whirling. But sometimes it’s the very vagueness of a phrase that starts our inner story machine chugging along. How’s this prompt for non-specificity? They painted it…
We’re back this week delving into our own lives for story fodder. Strong emotions can bring out the best in our writing, and made the best raw material for them. Let your pen keep moving as you explore what this … Continue reading
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?
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.
Discrimination takes many forms. Try this one on for size for the next 10 minutes… They divided us by the color notebook we carried.