Writing Prompt # 178

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The flip side of what we did last week means that here we will have to stretch ourselves. This time instead of focusing inwards we will have to focus outwards. This time we are looking at external conflicts.

W.P. # 178 Write a scene where someone is either trying to convince your protagonist to do something that they don’t want to do, or your protagonist is trying to convince someone else, a friend, lover, spouse, child to do something that they do not want to do. It can also be more than one person.

Writing Prompt # 177

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Good writing is not just about scene and description. Instead it also involves setting, and conflicts. In this piece we will focus on internal conflicts.

W.P. # 177 Write a scene or an internal monologue where your character is trying to convince himself or herself to do something that he or she does not want to do.

Writing Prompt # 176

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I know we have done many harrowing experiences in the past month or two, but here is one more for you to show how much you have grown. I hope you have had a good week, do keep writing.

W.P. # 176 You are in a room that is too hot, you are running out of air. Describe the experience…

Writing Prompt # 175

Sometimes we write about people and places and things, but what happens when we stand still and just observe life. What do we see in the vastness of life around us? How do we find hope and express or experience ourselves?

W.P. # 175 Today you are a stone. What is life like for the human or animal or plant closest you? From your perspective, what do they see, feel or hear…

Writing Prompt # 174

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After or For Octavia E. Butler. I remember being enamoured by Octavia E Butler stories especially those from Bloodchild and Other Stories, truthfully I came to her work at a much older age than most, but her stories have always inspired me. Continuing in the vein of last week’s prompt we are taking a line, a few words from the beginning of Butler’s short story, The Evening and the Morning and the Night. Enjoy and write whatever comes to mind.

W.P. # 174 When I was fifteen and trying to show my independence…

Writing Prompt # 173

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We spend our lives looking forward to the future, but sometimes it is always good to look back. Try to imagine what would happen if your not too distant past becomes your present.

W.P. # 173 You have been transported 20-30 years into the past, write about something that you once experienced.

Writing Prompt # 171

Where there is smoke, there’s …fire.

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Welcome Back to the Prompts.

Hopefully we can do them together once a week as a refresher. Happy writing!

W.P. # 171 Sometimes something small ends up being quite large. Write about a fire or about something else that might have started off small but quickly ballooned into something bigger.