Inventive Writing Post Round-up #14
#96 Identify three turning points in your character’s life (or yours). Look for “road not taken” times. How did these experiences affect the person your character (or you) are today?
#97 "There are three things that scare me," she said. "Spiders, clowns, and jack-o-lanterns."
"Why?" he asked.
"Because when I was a little girl…….."
#98 "Pie or cake, which do you prefer?" Mandy asked the dinner table.
One by one they went around the table and told which they preferred and why. The best story was the one told about the time that….
#99 Write about the most recent time your character (or you) saw his mother. Doesn’t matter if it was years ago, or yesterday. What does she look like? How do you feel about her? What happened during this visit?
#100 Never say never, because as soon as you do, the universe will slap you in the face. What has your character said she would never do that she later ended up doing?
#101 Write about your best Halloween and your worst Halloween. Do this for yourself—and your main character.
#102 All Soul’s Day. Day of the Dead. A day to honor one’s ancestors. Who is the most influential of your ancestor? The most colorful? The most scandalous? The most fun? The most famous? The richest? The poorest? The happiest?
Write a little bit about each one and then select an ancestor to write more about.
How is your writing going?