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
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.
For our writing to feel authentic, we need to delve deep inside our own lives. By accessing our own feelings, we can give our characters feelings readers will believe and empathize with. You’ve got 10 minutes for this one… Write … Continue reading
Some openings immediately get our creative juices flowing. This is one like that. A hint of mystery, of danger, of who-knows-what, all in one short sentence. Where will you take it? Jazzy watched her put it in the soup.
Writers need to be able to put emotion on the page. Emotion is what draws readers in. Sometimes, it’s hard to access our own emotions. This prompt will help you reach through to those emotions that may be too strong, … Continue reading
Juxtaposing images or concepts makes for truly interesting writing. Here is an opening that gives you the opportunity to explore the balance between fear and comfort. Give yourself 10 minutes on your timer and begin! He sat in the dark, … Continue reading
This little prompt will set your mind spinning. There are so many directions it can take… story, memoir, diatribe, essay… let yourself go and enjoy this one! Never leave a woman on her own…
We’ve all felt this was at one time or another. This week, pick a character from one of your stories and let that character spout off as he/she poses then answers this prompt. 15 minutes, get set, go! Damn, why … Continue reading
Midweek is a good time to look back on how we became who we are, and how we have dealt with life so far. In how we react to what happens—or doesn’t happen—to us are the seeds of our stories, … Continue reading