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!
Your character wants to set a Guinness World Record. What kind of record does he want? Is she willing to do anything to get it?
Ramp it up!
What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Write a story in which the character follows it to a disastrous end. Now what is the worst advice you’ve ever received? Write a story in which the character follows it to a triumphant end.
Burn it up!
What was your favorite neighborhood game as a child (tag, hide and seek, kick the can…)? Write a scene about this game, who is playing and what happens, but don’t name the game until the end of the story.
Every Wednesday I post prompts and exercises for your “writing workout” so keep checking back! Happy writing!!!