W.P. # 156 Dynamic duos. You are writing a story, who is the friend or foe of your main character? Who will engage him/her? Spur them on…
W.P. # 152 Write about blindness.
I just finished reading Jose Saramago’s insightful novel, Blindness and thought I’d add this as a post.
W.P. # 151 What would happen if you forgot to get your morning coffee?
W.P. # 150 Let’s go boxing.
W.P. # 149 Write about: the rivalry of sisters.
W.P. # 148 No computers. (Imagine a day where you unplug. What would you do with yourself?)
W.P. # 147 (As we all know Father’s Day is coming up, so why not honour the men/father’s in our lives by telling them how much they mean to us. And if you’re a guy, try to remember all the neat things your father taught you. Things that you will one day teach to your sons and daughters.) Write about a memory of your father.
W.P. # 146 Write about signs and symbols.
W.P. # 145 Write about the fall.
As writers (screenwriters, poets and artists) sometimes we get stuck in the process of creating ideas, forgetting for a moment that even if two novels share an inciting incident they will be inherently different because of the approach of their authors.
Today, I started reading John Lescroart’s The Fall and discovered this aforementioned similarity with The Cuckoo’s Calling. On reading more I discovered that this tale was unique. Different. Because the story to be told wasn’t ab out a supermodel who had been murdered, but a teenage girl who was looking forward to moving out of a group home.
So, your task if you choose to accept it is to write about a fall.
W.P. # 144 You are stranded in another city. Find your way home.
Growing up, I much preferred my second name to my first. Or at other times anything that started with an S. I can’t say why I was so enamoured by names like Sarah and Sacha, except that they were the names of friends and characters I admired.
Look back into your past, your childhood and imagine the name you wished you had. Now’s your chance. Take it. Tell that story.
W.P. # 143 Imagine if you were given a different name at birth, re-write your story.
W.P. # 142 Names: Luther/Luthor
(Does it say anything to you about character?)
Following Idris Elba as a driven detective working in London’s Serious Crime Unit (SCU), “Luther” focuses on the escapades of a detective…
Decide for yourself. Is Luthor/Luther such an enigmatic name?