Thursday, January 15, 2009

Details & Other Writing Prompts

If you like quotes, as I do, you’ve probably learned that you can’t rely on the Internet to give you the correct quote and/or attribution. A little extra research is usually required. After I checked out the quotes in my first prompt, I wound up with more questions than answers… which is how it became a prompt. If you are unconcerned with details, then skip on down until you find a prompt that sparks an idea. Write for ten minutes—no stopping, crossing out, or dictionaries allowed. At the end of the ten minutes—who knows? Maybe you’ll have an answer to prompt number one.

--Do you think the saying should be “God is in the details” or “The devil is in the details”?
--Elizabeth’s mother said, “If you weren’t such a picky eater, I wouldn’t have to….”
--On the first Sunday of every month….
--Experts tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Do you eat breakfast?
--The little dog growled at Chris, but the dog’s owner insisted, “Oh, don’t mind Freddie. You can even pet him. He’s just growling because….”
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