Wednesday, May 28, 2014



Are you stuck in your writing?  Need an idea to light the fire under you?  Today is about prompts. I think I’ll start some weekly prompts. What is a prompt?

From Webster’s

1.    prompt



3rd person present: prompts

1.    1.

(of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling).

"his death has prompted an industry-wide investigation of safety violations"

2.    2.

assist or encourage (a hesitating speaker) to say something.

"“And the picture?” he prompted"

§  supply a forgotten word or line to (an actor) during the performance of a play.


So I’m going to give you a writing prompt.  You will create a story or scene in roughly 300 words (or more if you are feeling froggy).


You don’t have to let anyone see them.  It is allowed to be crap.  The important thing is that you are stretching your writing muscles and, who knows, maybe creating some new ideas that will grow and blossom into something more.


Even if it isn’t your genre, even if you think it is silly, if you are not already writing then spend 15 minutes exercising your writing brain. Seriously, this counts as exercise.  When my husband asks I totally tell him I’ve been exercising.


Today’s Prompt: Alien Turtle.


Yup, that’s it. So it can be a real alien from the planet Shelose or it can be a Picture Book about a kid who thinks this strange looking creature is from outer space, it can be a thousand different things.  Everyone has their own story and their own way to tell it.



If anyone wishes to share their writing below, we in the writing universe would love to see it.
Next week, perhaps we'll do a picture prompt.
Happy Writing!

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