Suppose you had a magic red phone booth that allows you to go back in time and change one thing, what would change? Or, write about red phone booths.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Who can you depend on? Or: Write about who you depend on. If there is no one you depend on, write about that.
Writing Prompt: An hour won’t make a difference. When using prompts to inspire writing, you can also use the opposite of what the prompt suggests: An hour will make a difference. Just Write!
Write about a perfect moment. You can write this as a scene in a play, a TV show, or a movie with scenery details. Include characters in this scene and include location (a specific room, a certain place). You can include details about the weather, time of day or evening or night, time of year, the mood of each person or the emotional feeling of the people in this scene. Or: Just write about a perfect moment. You can write fantasy or fiction. Or you can write about what really happened. A perfect moment. Just write!
What isn’t working in your life? What is working? What are you resisting? What needs to change? What really matters? What do you want? Ready? Set. Go! Just write!
Sometimes writing prompts are complex: Physical location and action to describe emotional state – Prompt #12 And: Location, or place as a character – Prompt #8 And: Imagine you are invited. . . Prompt #64 Sometimes writing prompts are simple, like today’s writing prompt: Yesterday . . . Don’t over think. Just write! Prompt: Yesterday . . .
The last Just Write post talked about writing a messy first draft. Ready to start that messy project? Or continue with something you are working on. Here is a writing prompts to start the messy project: Writing Prompt: Imagine you (or your fictional character) received a greeting card in the mail. It can be from someone you know or a character you create. It can be from a celebrity. It can be sent to the wrong address. What does the card say? How does the narrator react when reading the card? What happens next? Just Write!
Congratulations on being here, taking time to do something for yourself. Sometimes the writing prompts on The Write Spot Blog are serious, sometimes fun, and sometimes instrumental in learning something about writing and learning about ourselves. You are always free to write whatever you want. The prompts are just ideas to get you started. If you are writing and run out of things to say, either repeat the prompt, or write “what I really want to say.” And go from there. When you read the prompt, write it down, and just start writing. Get rid of the editor that sits on your shoulder. Don’t think. Don’t overthink. Write whatever comes into your mind. The writing prompts are meant to encourage you to write what you really want to write (no judgement on good or bad, nice or not nice content). But what if what you really want to write isn’t…
What are disappointment and disasters all about? What is your first reaction when you hear or read disturbing news? Write about how you, or your fictional character, deal with changes and challenges.
Strangers do it. Neighbors do it. Friends do it. We all do it. Talk about the weather. Now, write about it. Write about how weather affects you. What is your favorite type of weather? Does weather play a small or large role in your life? How? Why? Write about weather. Me? I like rain, as long as I don’t have to be out in it. Photo: View from my front porch on a lovely rainy day.