Friday, January 23, 2009

Blood on the Carpet & Other Writing Prompts

Release your inner mystery writer with my first prompt—although blood might be on a carpet for many reasons, I must add, not all of them mysterious. If you’re not feeling very Christie, then find a different prompt that intrigues you. You know the rest—write for ten minutes, no stopping, stalling, or second-guessing.

--She wasn’t sure what to do about the blood on the carpet, so she….
--When was the last time you were snubbed?
--Clara started planning her escape after her mother….
--Combine red shoes, a full moon, and a ruler in a story or poem.
--Describe your last trip to the grocery store.
--Do you consider yourself technologically savvy?
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