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It is Saturday! Time for my weekly prompt round-up, with prompts taken from my Tumblr blog. Pay special attention to this one, because I'm taking a brief hiatus from these posts for the duration of my time in Europe. But there's almost 400 prompts on the Tumblr blog, so head over there if you need a hit of writing inspiration.
#386 Does your character like to dress up? Do you?
#387 What is the one thing your character will not tolerate, the thing that is a deal-breaker for her or him?
#388 Try something new.
#389 When the smoke cleared, what they saw was…..
#389 When I was a teenager, my best friend told me of her habit of fantasizing elaborate scenarios wherein she was stuck in a cabin in a blizzard with a dashing man. We started calling our daydreaming bouts “blizzardizing.” Does your main character blizzardize? What about?
(Yes, I know there are two #389s. Its because I like that number so much. Not because I'm a dork who can't count. Really.)
#390 When he looked outside, all he saw was a sea of _______________________.
#391 Use the word cheese, red car, and curtain in a sentence. Now use that sentence as a prompt.
#392 Wishing and praying doesn’t make it so, but ___________________ does.
#393 And then they came to the end….or was it?
Happy writing, everyone!
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!
Here's the latest collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog, all in one place for your convenience.
#233 Use the words cried, red, burp and van in a sentence. Now use that sentence as a prompt.
#234 It happens. You look up, and there s/he is. The phone rings, with good or bad news. The accident occurs. Write about a time your life—or your character’s—changed in an instant.
#235 Write about a time you didn’t wear green.
#236 When the music’s over…turn out the lights. Write about a time the music was over but your main character wanted more.
#237 Nothing is worse than not sleeping. How does your main character deal with insomnia—toss and turn in bed, or get up and do something?
#238 And just when she thought she was done with all that, it came rushing back again.
#239 Every time she thought about it, she shivered in fear. And then the day came to actually face it—and it was so much harder and scarier than she had thought.
Have at it! Happy writing! While you're writing, leave a comment and let me know how its going.
#226 Write about the worst weather you (or your main character) have ever experienced.
#227 After the best weekend ever, your main character now faces Monday morning. Does she drag her feet and stay suck in memories of the weekend, or does she let the momentum of her wonderful time carry her forward?
#228 When we are small children we spend a lot of time pretending—and then when we’re adults we learn to pretend in different ways. We pretend we are happy, for instance. Or we pretend we don’t care. What does your main character pretend about?
#229 Some people think it is boring, but consistency is often the key to success. How is your character consistent? Inconsistent? What are the results of these actions?
#230 What have you (or your protagonist) had to leave behind in your life?
#231 Knock wood, cross fingers, think things like if I finish loading the dishwasher before this song ends, I’ll get the job, or maybe something like if I don’t step on any cracks all the way to the corner, my new love will call. These are superstitions. Does your character indulge in them? Do you?
#232 When the rains came and washed it all away, she was glad, so glad.
What are you writing?
Here's the latest collection of writing prompts, taken from my daily Tumblr blog. Happy writing!
#219 She hated it when she watched a movie or read a book that she didn’t understand. And yet, those were the stories that stuck with her….
#220 "Do one thing that scares you every day." Eleanor Roosevelt. What would be the scariest thing your main character could do right now, in this moment?
#221 "Enough! Basta! I’ve had enough. Stop it right now."
What has the character had enough of?
#222 I know a man who doesn’t eat sweets. He’s simply never tempted by them. Does your main character have a sweet tooth? If so, what kind of sweets does he like? If not, what, if anything, does he eat instead?
#223 It was not a great way to start the day.
#224 They were eager to get away. But they didn't realize how difficult it would be to leave. First there was _____________, then _______________. And then, _________ happened.
#225 When you look back at your life, what's the biggest difficulty you've overcome? When your main character looks back at his/her life, what is his or her biggest difficulty?
What are you working on at the moment? How is it going?
Happy Valentine's Day! Here is the latest round-up of prompts from my Tumblr blog. Write like the wind, people!
#198 She landed with a thud. And when she looked up at where she had come from, it seemed a very long ways to go. How would she get herself back?
#199 "You just have to suck it up and get through it," he said.
"But how? Because with ____________ happening, I don’t see how I can __________."
Fill in the blanks and use the sentences as the basis of a scene.
#200 What is your main character most afraid of? Write a scene with him/her experiencing that exact thing.
#201 As if February, with its constant snow ,wasn’t bad enough on its own, there was also all the hoopla leading up to Valentine’s Day. She hated it because it reminded her that she was single. And that reminded her of the horrible memory of…….
#202 The way we eat and cook tells a lot about ourselves—and our characters. Does your protagonist drive through McDonald’s for lunch every day? Or insist that everything she eats is organic and GMO-free? Does she like to cook or hate it? Who does she most often eat with?
Write about your main character preparing a meal and then eating it.
#203 Please help. Because ……
#204 Ah, love. What role does it play in your main character’s life? Does she have lots of it, long for more of it, or rue the day she ever fell in love in the first place?
That's it! Happy writing! Are you thinking about love this week? Writing about it?