Inventive Writing Post Round-up #10

The latest in writing inspiration from my Tumblr blog.  Have at it, guys!

#68  Close your eyes and imagine your childhood home.  Now put your main character in action in this home.  What happens?  Who does she see when she walks in?  What does she think of the place?

#69  The most important thing that's ever happened to you.  Really, stop and think about it.  Then write about it for you–and for your main character.

#70  They sat around the campfire roasting marshmallows.  And then the screaming began.

#71  The most romantic moment of your life.  Assign it to two characters and see what happens to them after it.

#72  The day has come at long last and I can't believe it is here.  Finally, I get to….

#73  "I can't believe it, this is all my fault," she said.  "If only I hadn't…"  What happened? What did she do to cause the problem?  Who is she talking to about it?

#74  “When I open my eyes in the morning, I am not confronted by the world, but by a million possible worlds.”  Colin Wilson.

What world does your character see in the morning when he/she wakes up?

Have a wonderful time writing, my lovelies!

Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #9

Here's the latest collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog.  Go forth and write!

#61  The best concert you've ever attended.  Put your main character there.  What's he experiencing? What did he do before the concert?  What will happen after?

#62  Two women are sitting in a tea room, eating delicate scones and petit fours, and sipping tea.  One says, "Did you hear what happened to Belinda?"

The other woman shakes her head.

The first woman leans forward and whispers.

What happened to Belinda?

#63 "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."  Albert Einstein. 

We all repeat destructive or silly behaviors.  What bad habits does you main character have?

#64  The worst job you ever had.  What was it and why?

#65  We all have a brush with greatness.  What was yours? Write it out, then give it to your main character and make a story happen.

#66  It's 3 AM in the morning and you can't sleep.  What are you worrying about and why?

#67  Pie or cake, which does your main character prefer?  What are some of her other preferences–spiders or snakes, early morning or late night, ocean or mountains?

That is all for now.  How's your writing going?

Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #4

Here is this week's collection of prompts from my Tumblr blog.  Enjoy and I hope they help you write long and well.

#25 "Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." Wordsworth.

Sometimes we don't know the breathings of our heart.  Write yours down, now.

#26 She always dreaded parties, and this one was no different.  She had to go, no doubt about it, because it was for her boss.  Once she got there, she sat in a corner, until…..

#27 Never a dull moment, especially when…

#28  There’s never enough.

Some people spend their entire lives thinking there’s not enough—not enough time, not enough money, not enough love.  What do you (or your character) consistently feel a lack of in your life and why?

#29 She looked at her to-do list and found it overwhelming.  There was just too much to do! So instead, she did what she had been wanting to do for a long time, which was…..

#30 "No pain, no gain," she said, flopping on the mat.

"Oh that old saying is so outdated," said her friend, who stood beside the mat lifting free weights.

"No, it’s not."

"Yes, it is."

Write a scene featuring two people arguing about a popular saying or trend.  Make the background setting interesting, so it is not just two talking heads.

#31 If you could change one thing in your life—just one thing—what would it be?  

Write this out for yourself and for your main character as well.


 Happy writing.  If good stuff comes from these prompts, come back here and tell us about it!