Posts Tagged ‘story starters’

Get Your Write On

Let’s get this writing train rolling with some prompts. Prompts are a great way to loosen up your creativity. They’re stretches for your brain. With these or any prompts, try to break out of your comfort zone. Write in a genre you typically don’t or practice writing dialog, scenes with all five senses, etc.
The ivy vine creeps closer to my bedroom window. Day after day, closer.
Is it so hard to do what I’m asking of you? I mean, really, is it?
I’m not too sure about our new neighbors.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “It’s just burgers and fries man.”
The mist rolled in early across the fields. In the murky gray I could hear a lonely frogs call.
Who do I need to impress? You? That’s laughable.
Would you participate in a naked bike ride? Why or why not?
When nothing but being Fabulous will do.
Where does your Boogie Man hide?
Panic set in when I realized the Tequila was all gone.
I think these ten prompts will do for now. Have a great week and happy writing

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Writing Prompts

What better way to start the weekend than with some writing prompts. And with today being Friday the 13th you can have freeimage-4294575some real fund with these.

I wouldn’t go in there if I was you.

Mr. Donkle, can you explain what happened here?

The fog rolled into our small town like a freight train.

Is it Friday the 13th already?

Be prepared for anything.

Where did the summer go?

The fire spread quickly in the abandoned building.

Science can’t explain that.

What are you going to do with all that cheese?

I should have known better.

Have a great day and weekend. Happy Writing!

Obituaries for Inspiration

Turning to the obituaries may seem like a strange place to look for inspiration, but those strangers have stories to tell. I found inspiration for an upcoming novella from the obituary of an extraordinary WWII hero who didn’t think of himself as one.

Writing Exercise – Go to the obituaries and choose a person to write about. Write a scene from that person’s life. Or create a story with them as the main character. Who knows you may end up with a short story.

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Have a great day.

Two New Releases

That’s right we have two new releases. Mega-Volt Story Starters and Buy My Book! 50 Plus Marketing Strategies to Sell Your Book.

Mega-volt Story Starters www.amazon.com/dp/B00B1SX9LW

Jumpstart your next writing adventure with one of over seven hundred story starters in this Mega-volt collection. You’ll find dialog and phrases you can use to spark your creativity or use to weave your next story. The possibilities for your imagination are endless.

Buy My Book! 50 Plus Marketing Strategies to Sell Your Book

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Marketing your book doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. As you’ll see there are a multitude of no-cost or low-cost options. You’ll put in a lot of sweat equity while marketing but it makes success that much sweeter.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and sell your book.

These and our other titles will soon be available on Apple, Kobo, Sony, Diesel and Barnes and Nobel.

Have a great week.

 

Let’s Do Some Editing

The last two weeks I’ve given you prompts / story starters to get your creative juices a jumpstart. And I’m assuming you’ve been writing either from the prompts or your own ideas. Now it’s time to edit what you’ve been writing.

Take a draft of a story, essay or scene that you think is fairly close to being complete. Copy it into a new file or print out (whichever way you prefer to work). Do a word count, and then cut one quarter of the words. Yes, you read this correctly. Leave only three-quarters of your work. This is designed to help you tighten your writing. You’re forced to make choices, lose adjectives and adverbs, thus moving you closer to what you really want to say.

Coming later this week.

Mega-Volt Story Starter will be available on Amazon in the next few days. Here is a taste of what you can expect. Jumpstart your next writing adventure with one of over seven hundred story starters in this Mega-volt collection. You’ll find dialog and phrases you can use to spark your creativity or use to weave your next story. The possibilities for your imagination are endless.

 

Have a great week.

Keep the Momentum Going

Let’s keep your writing momentum going with a few more story starters.

  • Exactly how low can you go when you limbo?
  • How can we be out of toilet paper?
  • You threw a rock through whose window?
  • Garden gnomes, do I have to say more?

Be prepared, next week I’m going to ask you to edit what you’ve been writing. Have a great week writing.