It’s Monday, again, which means it’s time to put away the corset and feather fan, sober up, and get to work.
Thanks to writer friend, Kate Moretti, I’m nose deep in STORY GENIUS by Lisa Cron in preparation for writing a new novel that, in my head at least, is something like THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU meets SWAMPLANDIA meets The Brothers Grimm. But OF COURSE I’m having trouble getting started.
Let’s warm up together, shall we? Here are some prompts to get you moving. As always, I’d love to see what you all come up with.
- What does a child’s scream sound like?
- Begin with, “Mother didn’t like her very much.”
- Write about a radio host who’s lost his voice.
- Write a scene in which two characters argue without really saying anything.
- What does fear smell like?
- Describe your favorite painting.
- Write a story that centers around a chipped teacup.
- Write a six-line poem about cake.
- Describe the backyard of a widower.
- Rewrite a classic horror tale as a romance.
There you go. No excuses. Get writing.