A kitchen full of old, nearly broken appliances. The fridge’s door is hanging off it’s hinges, the counters are full of scratches and one’s even dented. Glass from the shattered window glints on lopsided table. The pitchfork shoved in the wooden floor looks like this is it’s final resting spot and it very nearly didn’t get there.
Write about a character that refuses to eat fish but is fine eating anything else that comes from the ocean, and write about why that is.
“I don’t want to become a fish!”
“Well, maybe you should have thought of that before getting bitten by the goldfish during the full moon.”
Write about a warrior who is tired of fighting, but ends up getting pulled into a fight regardless. It could be something as simple as bar fight and they step in because they don’t want the place that serves the best beer to be ruined, to something as large as war where they feel honor-bound to fight, to being ambushed and simply needing to fight to survive.
Think about your character’s motivations and needs, and what would push them into doing something they otherwise would take pains not to do.
Feel free to post anything you come up with in the comments or let me know if you have any questions.
First line prompt:
He had never seen the sky and had no intention to do so.
“Why do you get mad every time I call you a ‘friend’?”
“We might of stopped the Evil Overlord together but that doesn’t mean I like you.”
“I have Nana’s homemade apple tarts.”
“Give me five and you’ll have the privilege of calling me ‘friend’ for a day.”
Hello Fiction Lovers!
First of all, I would like to apologize for not getting this (and the story prompt) posted yesterday. Things got a little hectic and I somehow managed to forget it was Monday.
This week I wanted to talk about the benefits of story prompts/writing prompts since I post them every week. There are, of course, the obvious benefits of having an idea to write from when you seem to can’t think of anything yourself and to help get the writing flowing when your muse is being particularly uncooperative. The nice thing about story prompts is that they can prompt your own ideas as well. You don’t have to take every prompt at face value, but can change it if it sparks a different idea (i.e. if the MC of prompt is a female you could change it to a male or lizard-person that doesn’t have a set gender).
Another thing story prompts can help with is getting to you writing things outside your comfort zone, trying something new. I’ve writing stories I never would have thought of writing because of story prompts and now I’m glad I wrote them. It helped broaden my understanding of the situations and types of characters the story prompts promoted. Perhaps they will do the same for you.
A last benefit to story prompts is that they can be fun and without the pressure of writing a larger work. Sure, they can develop into that but I don’t think I’ve ever looked for a story prompt with the intent to turn it into a novel. They can help remind you that writing is fun when you when you need to take a break from your work in progress because of a difficult scene, but still want to write.
So I do suggest using a story prompt every now and then, and making it your own. No one every seems to come up with the same story despite using the same prompt and I always think that’s wonderful and amazing. Perhaps, too, you’ll get a new interesting character, scene, or plot line to expand upon or use in another work.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if there’s anything you think I missed. Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a fun time reading and writing!
First line prompt:
Sometimes he hated the inventor of doors.
It’s the first time a witch has ever summoned a familiar. She’s worried because all the spells she’s cast have never quite turned out the way they’re supposed to. For instance when she tried to call a thunderstorm to help with the drought last summer it lasted three weeks, not the prescribed three hours, and when she mixed a truth potion the recipient had to tell the truth through a bout of sneezes.
Natural disasters had become more frequent in the area since the remains of the High Priestess had vanished from her tomb. The locals believe her final resting place was built over a gateway to the underworld and she was their protector.
-Promptuarium (Found on Pinterest)