Prompt 19: Red, White and Blue

What is red, white and blue?

Today’s prompt!

Happy 4th of July! Your prompt today is of course to write something about today. What does this day mean to you?

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Prompt 18: Writer Interview

Yesterday you had the chance to interview your character. Today is your characters chance to interview you. 😉

Ok. I know it sounds a touch crazy, but with this type of go-go-go writing, you’re not just writing by the seat of your pants for 10 minutes, the seat of your pants is on fire.

Allowing this type of writing to simply move through you can be humorous at the least, fun and interesting, but it can also be very interesting.

“Eh, this sounds akward at best. What would I even ask myself?”

Let your character talk!

Ok, ok. How about starting with:

-Why are you writing my story
-What do you life about me?
-What don’t you like?

Don’t forget to create a scene. Most of all have fun!

Prompt 17: Character Interview

Stuck? Having a difficult time feeling inspired to write? This prompt is all about one of my favorite things to do when I just don’t know what else to do.

Character Interview

Think of a place you’d like to sit and chat with someone if you had the opportunity to do that. Maybe it’s your home office, a library, the park, a beach or a coffee house. Let it be something you’re familiar with and don’t really need to think to hard about the setting.

Now, pour your character a cup of coffee and start talking. Write out the dialogue as if you are really chatting.

Have fun getting to know your inner character. You might be surrpised at what your character tells you… and asks you.

Prompt 16: Rip Van Winkle

As a little girl the story of Rip Van Winkle fascinated me. I was not a child fond of reading a book. I loved to create stories but my patience was too hyperactive to tolerate focusing on a book.

I could sit long enough for the right story teller. The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Rip Van Winkle and Stone Soup are three stories I recall being told by someone who was an amazing story teller.

Prompt 16: Rip Van Winkle. Write a scene based off of Rip Van Winkles story. May you could toss the lazy drunk man into modern society. Maybe he was asleep 100 years, not 20. Have fun with it and make it your own.

Here is a link if you’d like to read the tale: Rip Van Winkle

Prompt 15: The Gargoyle

The Gargoyle:

Get into the mind of a Gargoyle. You sit there day in and day out, protecting your building and watching the humans moving below. What do you think of their activities.

The following is a song from Dead Winter Dead by Savatage

 

In the town of Sarajevo, there’s an old medieval square
There’s a church aside one corner most believe was always there

It was built a thousand years before any now were born
And its glory was its belfry with its stones all gray…and worn

Now there’s a gargoyle on that belfry and he’s been up there for years
And he has watched and he has pondered: “What is laughter, what are tears?”

And he’s never found his answers as he sees the years go by
But he watches and he wonders with his stone unblinking eyes

Prompt 14: Heat Wave

(I’m not exactly sure what happened to this prompt. I wrote this up from my cell phone and I was sure it published but then today I notice the prompt has vanished. Me and this wordpress app seem to not be understanding one another.

Well, I can’t remember exactly how I worded my prompt yesterday, but I’ll do my best to replace it. If you happened to read prompt 14 before it disappeared, I’m sorry that this isn’t exactly the same.)

Heat Wave

A heat wave was  slamming most than half of the states. One small town in the South has been hitting temperatures that rival Death Valley. This town decides to handle the heat wave in an unusual way.

Have fun writing!

Prompt 13: Genie’s Lamp

You come across an interesting object at an estate sale. It resembles a “genie lamp.” You turn it over in your hands, try to pull off the lid–no, you can’t budge it–and laugh to yourself as you look around to see if anyone notices you. There are a lot of people at the sale. You contemplate setting it down but you imagine sitting in your home and the tales you could tell.

You take the lamp to find out how much it costs. It’s not the prettiest looking thing and you haggle it down to $2.75.

Pleased, you take it home. You decide the perfect place to display it and as you move to sit it down you feel the lamp shake.

Curious, and chidding yourself for being silly, you rub your hand along the side of the lamp.

POOF! An actual genie appears!

Now what do you do with a genie?