Sunday, October 25, 2009
Hiking & Other Writing Prompts
Pick a prompt that intrigues you. Freewrite for ten minutes. At the end of ten minutes, you might have the start of a bigger story, or you might not. Just write!
--Do you (or did you) like to hike or camp? What are your experiences with the great outdoors?
--Charlie said to Ed, “Sure, he thinks we stole it. But we both know….
--I remember a big storm in….
--Have you ever had a cat for a pet? What have your experiences been like with cats?
--“You might think I’m just a crazy old showgirl,” Veronica said. “But I’m telling you that I saw….
--Do you have a video camera? What do you shoot footage of, and how often do you look at the tape?
--Darlene was angry at the computer. All her writing, all her pictures—poof! Just like that, they were all gone, and all Darlene could think about was….
--Combine a child’s drawing, a ruler, and a paperweight into a story or poem.
--If I have to speak in public, I….
--Do you have a fear of heights? Do you know anyone who does?
Picture courtesy of Angela Granger at http://www.sxc.hu/photo/607241