Category: fiction

prompt 1015

You’ve moved into an older neighborhood and the first day after the move, a neighbor knocks on your door with a complaint about how you are parking your car. This is obviously a very difficult person. Write the dialogue about the complaint and then sketch out a plan for making friends with this neighbor.

prompt 1013

The first thing you have to do is go around the house and look for places where they tried to get in.

If you’re doing Nanowrimo . . .

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prompt 1012

Write a Halloween-themed response to this quote from JK Rowling:

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

prompt 1011

Just because you can’t hear them doesn’t mean they aren’t still here.

prompt 1010

Words associated with approval:

Sanction

Acquiescence

Consent

Validation

Certification

Endorsement

Warrant

Permission

Go-ahead

Blessing

Accolade

License

Praise

Dispensation

Agreement

Accord

Commendation

Approbation

Tribute

Green light

prompt 1009

Add this to the bottom of whatever you are currently working on, and see what happens:

Suddenly, a scream rang out.

prompt 1008

Write a dialog in which this line appears:

You have to decide whether you want the illusion or the reality. You can’t have both.

prompt 1007

How to Write:

Writing is the art of applying the seat of the pants to the seat of the chair.

                                       —Mary Heaton Vorse, 1911

prompt 1006

This one’s from frostyjell.

How to Write

One good piece of advice I learned was; Keep a journal. Carry it with you, either at all times or whenever convenient. Write down all your ideas in it. I mean all of them. It gets your brain flowing, and who knows, among the mess you may even find something you like!