Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Prompt Writing

Today, I want some emotion.  So to get you in the right mood...

Sorrow is a strong emotion.  The best books go beyond a happy ending.  They make us feel things.  Fear, Anger, Joy, Sorrow. 

This week's prompt:

Scene: your father, whom you have idolized and set on a pedestal, has betrayed you. You are disappointed, hurt, confused.  I want an inner monologue roughly 300 words ending in the only dialogue.

"How could you?"

Have fun.  Promise I'll make a happy post for the next one. Or maybe anger...hmmmm.....

If you are feeling brave, share your first draft with us below. No need for edits, rough drafts are just to get it out there.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Weekly Prompt

Calling all Picture Book Writers, or anyone who would like some writing practice. Today is another Picture prompt. They say pictures are worth a thousand words but we keep it simple with 300. 

Finish this sentence.

"What had happened was...."

Bonus points to anyone who knows where that line comes from.

So lets get to it.  In roughly 300 words tell me the story behind this picture.

Let's be brave and share your stories.  No second drafts, no judgment, just fun free writing.

Monday, June 2, 2014


I was going to wait until Thursday, but I came across a picture.  One that made me think. And wonder. And Hurt. It tugged at me and said, "What is my story?"

I have may pictures that I've come across that pull me in and spark something deep in my imagination. These are my favorite prompts.

Without further ado, for this weeks writing prompt, in roughly three hundred words, tell me.

What is the story here?

Young Mowgli's first friend?
A poor child with dinner?
A mischievous boy who's mother will scold him?

You tell me...

No second Drafts, no Revision, just your first shot as a story.