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|Rebecca Bross (USA)|
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!
Write about a fool’s paradise.
Ramp it up!
It’s been said that kitchens are the heart of the home. Write a scene or story from the point of view of an apple (or other fruit) sitting in a bowl on the kitchen counter. What does it witness about the people living in that home? What conversations does it hear? What conclusions can the apple find just from the people’s interaction with each other?
Write about a mismatch between a person and a place. For example: a child in a bar. An atheist in a church. A Republican at the Democrat National Convention. A teenager in a nursing home. A gang member at a yoga class. A zebra in the Arctic tundra.
Cool it down.
Write about unexpected company from out of town. Make it troublesome!
Every Wednesday I post prompts and exercises for your “writing workout” so keep checking back! Happy writing!!!