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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 your writing materials and an open mind. Remember to drink lots of water and stretch!
Start it up!
In J.K. Rowling’s sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, readers are introduced to Amortentia, which is, as Hermione explains, “the most powerful love potion in the world!” Its fragrance is different to everyone according to what he/she likes. For example, to Harry it smells like a wooden broomstick, treacle tart, and (SPOILER ALERT!!!) Ginny’s perfume, but Hermione smells fresh cut grass and new parchment. If you made Amortentia, what would it smell like to you? What would it smell like to your characters?
Ramp it up!
Write a Valentine’s Day story in which two former lovers meet after many years.
Burn it up!
|...and today I filled it |
with my homemade
Valentine's Day M&Ms cookies!
You wake up on February 15 lying in an egg-shaped chair holding a wine opener and the newspaper. You’re wearing clothing that you’re pretty sure your date had on the night before. A bottle of Juicy Juice and five mugs are tipped over on the coffee table. A velvet ring box is on the floor by your feet and inside it sits a hermit crab. What happened on your Valentine’s Day date?
Cool it down.
Describe what Love feels, looks, smells, sounds, and tastes like to you. How would you alter these descriptions to explain love to a child? To a teenager?
Every Wednesday I post prompts and exercises for your “writing workout” so keep checking back! Happy writing!!!