How often do we — and our characters — do something without thinking about it? Just go into a situation, or spout off a bunch of words, with nary a thought to what might happen. Use this prompt to explore … Continue reading
Last month we explored what it means to us to be in love. This month, explore what it is like to lose that love. We’ve all felt that loss at one time or another, and in one way or another. … Continue reading
Here’s a fun little prompt that is sure to set your imagination on fire. Just what is happening here, and what does it mean? When I woke up, the picture had changed.
I woke up at 3:00 a.m. one morning, with a story opening full in my head. It was so clear I could see the words as though they had been typed onto paper. So, I got up, turned on the … Continue reading
Remember, you can change the gender of any prompt, or make the singular plural. Just as long as you use the prompt as your opening line. Today’s is open-ended, so let your imagination run. Have fun with this one! It … Continue reading
Marilyn Meredith, author of the Tempe Crabtree mystery series, and the Rocky Bluff PD series writing as F.M. Mereidth) will be here on Sunday, March 5, with some great tips on creating realistic dialogue. With so many books under her … Continue reading
Here’s a fun little prompt to usher in the proverbial March winds. Get ready, get set, and write! It was the silence that got to him.
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