Write Over the Hump: Wacky Concepts

Off-the-wall concepts can often jump-start our creativity because they are so ridiculous from the outset that our conscious logic goes out the window. We are able to set aside pre-conceived notions about how things are supposed to be and simply let things develop as they will. That’s a skill that translates well when we get back to the “real” world of our normal writing. Here’s a wacky place to start.

Write Over the Hump

You are a contestant on a weird game show. Your task is to design and knit/crochet/weave a sweater for Bigfoot. What does the sweater look like? Write about it for 10 minutes.

What did your sweater design look like?

(More about last week’s words. They are actual words and come from Egypt: pehty = strength; abed = month; sheney = hair)

About Susan Tuttle

Susan Tuttle is a professional freelance editor, writing instructor and multi-award winning author of 21 books—6 nonfiction on writing (Write It Right), 6 suspense novels and 7 collections of award-winning short stories. She also has stories in both volumes of "Deadlines", the new anthology from the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Tales from a Rocky Coast, and the SLO NightWriter anthology. Under the pen name Susan Grace O'Neill, she is the author of the Journey With Jesus series: Lord, Let Me Grow (Parables) vol. 1, and Lord, Let Me Walk (Lent). She is currently working on volume #2 of her Skylark P.I. series (a PI with paranormal abilities), as well as 2 YA fantasy series. And she teaches fiction writing in both the morning and afternoon every Wednesday. Email her if you're interested in joining her class. And follow her on Twitter and FaceBook.