Camp Nano is only days away, writers. Plunging into a new project blind is always a risk, but I've found I'm more receptive to the unexpected when I haven't set my novel in stone. If you ever struggle finding something to write about, look at your own life or the lives of people around you--there's always an idea somewhere!
Well, spring sprang, and now it's time for summer to sum. In homage to all the tomfoolery your local hooligans will get up to now that school is out, here are seven questionable story starters to pass the season with.
In honor of folks in mythology, and all the ways their numerous relationships went to hell, here are some prompts for dysfunctional unions. Use these as themed inspirations, line inserts, or anything that gives your inner writer the right kick.
Down these all in one go, or spread them over your writing day. Whether you prefer loose guidelines or word-by-word challenges is up to the writer, but do your best writing! Or your worst--whatever it takes to get words on the page.
There are spiders all over my house lately: the little jumpy ones, who alternate between "cute" and "awful," and the huge juicy ones with the musculature Hercules who are always Lawful Awful. In case they kill me in my sleep, here are seven uncanny microprompts to remember me by.
To celebrate my return to civilization, here's a set of prompts for the mystical and the mountainous. Use them all at once, or choose the ones you like best to inspire setting, themes, or prose.
In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, my proud Irish heritage, and my deep, inordinate love for Dungeons and Dragons, here's the usual set of seven prompt fragments to kick off your next writing exercise. (Camp Nano is just around the corner, remember-don't let it sneak up on you!)
It's Women's History Month! Seeing as most of women's history is women being blamed for history (or being categorically shooed out of it), the time seemed ripe for a new set of writing prompts about plots and ulterior motives! Use these together or separately for ideas, line-starters, or anything else you need to help get you writing.
A short list of (vaguely) thematically connected elements and phrases to celebrate Valentine's Day being officially over.