Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Furious Phone Call & Other Writing Prompts

What makes the character in our first prompt loose her cool? I’ll let you decide. Take this prompt for a ten-minute test drive without stopping, stalling, or second-guessing the direction your writing takes. If an angry phone call leaves you cold, take a different prompt for a spin. At the end of ten minutes, you may have a promising start on something. Or not. Just write, and enjoy the ride while it lasts.

--She became furious when she heard the message, and before she calmed down, she called back and said….

--After Albert died, Lois decided to move to….
--Have you ever taken a self-defense class?
--Maybe this positive thinking stuff works after all, Ronald thought. He had just opened his mail….
--Do any of your friends or family have an unusual occupation?
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