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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #53

Here is the latest collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog, minus one because I, um, forgot.

#363  Write about how your character reacts in an emergency.  Cool and composed, the one everyone else can count on? Or the opposite?

#364  Use the words sunlight, sailing ship, and stained glass in a sentence.  Now use that sentence as a prompt.

#365  What a difference a year makes! It had been a year since ________________.  She found that hard to believe, because ________________.

#366  Here’s to beginning again….

What has your main character had to start over and how many times? 

#367  The noise! The smell! The glare! It was worse than he thought…

#368  Write about a time your main character recovered from something–an illness, a broken limb, an accident, a break-up, a loss.

 How is your writing going? Feel free to share, or share a response to a prompt in the comments!



0 thoughts on “Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #53

  1. J.D.

    #363 In genre writing the protagonist reacts automatically. This question should never come up: Does the emergency endanger any person or thing that hero or heroine cares about? He’s cool all the time–right? I won’t say “on one hand” but I have enough body parts to count the people I truly care about. Places and things don’t interest me a lot. Suppose my character is an extension of me–I think he should be–does he prioritize emergencies? If he knows that on the north end there is a snake in the mail box and on the south end the pond ice is thin where his CLOSEST friend is at a skating parting, Does he pick? Save the mail man who is alone, or rush off to rescue his soul mate who hasn’t even fallen in yet? If you write mysteries, you have to choose. If you are Spenser, it’s quite different if someone messes with Mouse than if they come after Susan. Be brave.

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