On the weekends, prompts keep my creativity warmed up so I don’t “pull a muscle” on Monday morning. During the week, prompts jump-start my writing routine. Consider using your own characters and settings for these prompts. You might come up with dazzling new ideas for your WiP! All you’ll need for these exercises is your writing materials and an open mind. Remember to drink lots of water and stretch!
Start it up!
It’s nearly Halloween! Think about what frightened you as a child. In the spirit of this bewitching holiday, write a children’s story or poem based on those fears.
Ramp it up!
Mark Twain said, “I have spent most of my time worrying about things that have never happened.” Write a story in which your character’s worst worries do happen, or write a scene in your wip where your MC’s worst fear comes true.
Burn it up!
Exercise 3: from Writer’s Digest
You planned to attend a friend’s Halloween party and plugged her address into your GPS system, but the system guided you somewhere else. Oddly enough, there is a strange man waiting for you at this mysterious place. “Sorry I had to rig your GPS, but this is urgent,” he says.
Cool it down.
Write six ways to describe the smell of fear.
Every Wednesday I post prompts and exercises for your “writing workout” so keep checking back! Happy writing!!!