|Sui Lu (China)|
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!
Ask your parents, grandparents, or an elderly neighbor what their favorite singer or band was when they were young. Listen to a few songs. Write about the feelings and thoughts that come to you. Write a scene or story from that time period with your parent or grandparent as the main character.
Ramp it up!
Sharon Creech got the idea for her Newbery Medal-winning novel Walk Two Moons from a Chinese fortune cookie. Order Chinese food this week and write a scene or flash fiction story based on the fortune in the cookie. Maybe it’ll turn into something more!
Burn it up!
Write a winter story about two estranged people (family, friends, lovers) during an unexpected lightning storm during a blizzard.
Every Wednesday I post prompts and exercises for your “writing workout” so keep checking back! Happy writing!!!