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
Here’s one for your imagination to chew on. Set that timer and let the words just flow and see where they take you. 10 minutes, everyone… It will only happen if the phone rings twice.
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.
Flashbacks can add zest to your stories, and impart information not available in any other way. Here’s a prompt that leads easily into a flashback situation… if you choose to take it there. Time it for 10 minutes and write! … Continue reading
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…
Here’s an opening that will truly stretch your imagination. What kind of circumstances would result in something like this? Set your timer for 10 minutes, and start writing! They only killed him twice…
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