You can do them in any order.
- Sentence start: Feeling the movement in the…
- Keywords: potato, Monday, press, more, window
- One-word prompt: Frail
- Mixed bag: doctor, horse-rider, potato peeler, cemetery, lost (dilemma), shy (trait)
Have fun and do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on!
See below for explanations of the prompts, they will vary…
- Sentence starts = what they say on the tin. You can start the beginning of the story with them or a later sentence but they’re a great way of kicking off.
- Keywords = the words have to appear in the story but can be in any order and can be lengthened (e.g. clap to clapping).
- Single-word prompt = sometimes all it takes is one word to spawn an idea. Sometimes it easy, sometimes hard but invariably fun.
- Mixed bag = two characters, an object, a location, a dilemma, a trait. Mix them all together and you have a plot… usually.
- First person piece or monologue (a one-sided conversation).
- Dialogue only = this is where you literally just write a conversation between two people. No ‘he said’, ‘she said’ or description, just speech and the reader has to be able to keep up. 🙂
- Second-person = some of you will know that I champion. The prompt can be in any style but has to be written in second-person viewpoint… oh, what a hardship. 🙂