Friday, June 13, 2014

The Feather on the Wall and Other Writing Prompts

In our first prompt today, we have an odd accessory pinned to the wall. What room do you think they’re in—whoever “they” turn out to be? Grab a pen (quill optional) and see what kind of story you can weave from one of the prompts below. 

  • “Why is that feather pinned on the wall?” asked….
  • What’s your favorite kind of bird?
  • Jane was shocked when she heard the parrot say….
  • An ostrich wanders into your backyard. What happens next?

Personally, I think ostriches are scary.

Comments and stories welcome below!

Photo courtesy of Marie Hale at flickr

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A Shaky Situation and Other Writing Prompts

What is that person standing on in the first prompt, and why is it a bad idea to stand on it? If you don’t get any sparks from that prompt, keep reading until you find something that inspires you. 

  • “I wouldn’t stand on that,” she said, right before ….
  • A lot of people thought it was a mistake when I….
  • Linda realized that she’d turned the wrong way when…
  • What do you think of the idea that nothing’s a mistake if you learn a lesson from it?

Common writing advice is to “start with the day that’s different,” and the day something goes wrong is always “different,” isn’t it? Comments (or good stories) welcome below!

Picture courtesy of Newsome Antiques on flickr