A new year begins, and so does a new year of writing prompts! As a reminder, here are the “rules”:
1) You can change the pronoun/name to suit the genre you write, but the sentence has to be the opening of whatever you produce.
2) You have only 10 minutes to write. Set a timer and write until it dings.
3) Keep your pen moving, your fingers typing. Don’t try to edit anything, just write. (You can always go back later and edit/rewrite if you wish, just not when you do the exercise.)
4) And most of all have fun!
And now for the first prompt of the new year… We mine our lives to find our stories and to write believable emotions into them. This week, explore a common experience to inform and deepen your writing.
Write about something that got lost. What was it? Did you find it? What did its absence mean to you? How did finding it again make you feel? Did anything in your life change because of losing/finding this thing?