Writing Prompt # 186

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Maybe we have done something like this before, but this time I want you to think a bit more. Harder. Reach back into the recesses of your mind. Think of a specific place and time…

W.P. # 186 Where would you go if you could transport anywhere? What would you do? Write a story about time travel. See where it takes you…

Apologies for the late start.

Writing Prompt # 185

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Think of the stories that make up a part of your culture. Choose something memorable and traditional and write about it. Or explore some of the ideas offered below.

W.P. # 185 Everybody likes a good horror story. How about writing one about being possessed. In the Caribbean there are many myths and folklore, try your hand at writing one. A different kind of story. One where you introduce a mythic character or some other element of your native folklore…Happy writing.

Writing Prompt # 184

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So today was a bit hectic for me, apologies for repeating last week’s prompt and not having any pictures. I will remedy the situation for next week and update the prompt now. To those of you who have written something cheers! Hats off to you for using you imagination!

I will do my best to ensure that it does not happen again.

W.P. # 184 Write a story about a woman who sinks into the floor and discovers another dimension…

Writing Prompt # 183

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At some point in our life if we are lucky we have all been exposed to sea tales: 20 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Moby Dick or The Old Man and the Sea just to name a few. This is your time to write your own sea adventure. Now grab your pad and pen and start writing.

W.P. # 183 Write a story about a man who walks into the sea and gets pulled under…

Writing Prompt # 182

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For those of you who enjoy things that go bump in the night…write a story where something unforgettably creepy happens…I have always loved the movie, It. Only because horror stories usually deserve a second part.

W.P. # 182 Write a story that begins with a bump or a crash. A horror story against all horror stories…Start with an image or a memory of a quick flash of light.

Writing Prompt # 181

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Honestly growing up I am sure we have all had our fair share of fairy tales. Perhaps even as adults we have all run into stories that cause us to either remember what it was like for us to be a child or else we’ve hit upon the thing that stirred our imagination….well today is your lucky day. Above are some of my loves and inspiration. May they inspire you as well.

W.P. # 181 Write a story that reminds you of what it was like to be a child or write a story you would have enjoyed reading as a child.

Writing Prompt # 180

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A table, a lamp, a chair. After Margaret Atwood, taken from the Handmaid’s Tale. The second chapter begins with a lot of description. Sometimes because of the type of story you are writing, you can place description upfront. Copy Atwood‘s technique and describe the setting as well. So much so that your reader feels as though he or she is a part of the place…

W.P. # 180 Follow Atwood. Begin your scene with a description of room where the story takes occurs.

Writing Prompt # 179

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When I was younger I enjoyed watching strange movies, like those that featured paranormal, supernatural or unexplained events. The kid in me would like to try writing something like this, something strange, eventful and out of this world…

W.P. # 179 If you so desire, do so as well. Try writing the beginning of a story that features some strange or unexplained phenomenon.