Write Over the Hump

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…

Write Over the Hump

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

Write Over the Hump

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

Write Over the Hump

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.

Write Over the Hump

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

Write Over the Hump

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?

Write Over The Hump

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.

Write Over the Hump

Discrimination takes many forms. Try this one on for size for the next 10 minutes… They divided us by the color notebook we carried.

Write Over The Hump

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.

Write Over The Hump

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.