THE EXCITING JOURNEY OF Writing
a Fictional Book
"IT'S A LUXURY BEING A WRITER, BECAUSE ALL YOU EVER THINK ABOUT IS LIFE."
You're stuck no ideas are coming to you for any kind of new story. What are you going to do?
In a previous post I alluded to the fact that writer's block is no more than a state of mind. If you ever are sitting with a writer who tells you he has nothing to write, he has given up. Why, because there are too many ideas floating out in the world waiting to be kick started.
Here are some examples I found interesting enough to write short stories with. I will do so in the coming weeks, but let's look at them.
1. This wasn't the first time I had been trapped inside a _________ , but it was the first time I had to escape in order to save a life. Here's what happened.
My first thought was a refrigerator, then I thought about trapped in a car that fell into the river. There are several words that would be good. Try one and see what happens.
2. Write a story about a character who finds out that he or she is dying and has been knocking things off his/her bucket list and has finally reached the last item.
I think this will be very interesting. My first thought is that the last item is almost impossible to complete, but it can be done. Is there enough time that is the question?
3. You find a pen that can forge anyone's signature. Science Fiction or Fantasy at its best. Easily a short 2-5,000 word story.
4. "My dad gave me three life rules to live by: 1. (fill in the blank), 2. (fill in the blank) and 3. (fill in the blank). The first two were easy, but the third one proved difficult all because of a cheeseburger. Let me explain."
I don't know, for me this one is the most challenging, but worth the effort if for no other reason than for the exercise.
It all started with me typing "writer prompts for writers" and the game began. I stumbled across Pinterest where I found these four prompts. Go on and try it, test yourself and get into thinking about writing.
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