On the weekends, prompts keep my creativity warmed up so I don’t “pull a muscle” on Monday morning. During the week, prompts jump-start my writing routine. Consider using your own characters and settings for these prompts. You might come up with dazzling new ideas for your WiP! All you’ll need for these exercises is an open mind and your writing equipment. Remember to drink lots of water and stretch!
Start it up!
You’ve invented a soft drink that not only tastes great but improves a person’s ability to [fill in the blank]! Write an advertisement for your new soda.
Ramp it up!
Exercise 2: from Writer’s Digest
Have two characters, a husband and wife with children, disagree about what to do about their beautiful house near a toxic dump.
Burn it up!
Remember the movie The Island (2005)? What would happen if you met your own clone? Or, what would happen if your character met her own clone?
Cool it down.
Begin with “I remember.” Write lots of small memories or fall into one large memory. If stuck, just repeat the phrase “I remember” again and keep going. (This is great to do for brainstorming new ideas!)
Every Wednesday I post prompts and exercises for your “writing workout” so keep checking back! Happy writing!!!