“What are all these grapes for, Ayelen?” “They’re for Lord Aulay. Just take them and hang them up with his outer robe.” “Uh…why?” “Because it’ll be hilarious!”
Here are lots of short story ideas that you can use as writing prompts. Use these story starters on their own or to get ideas for the CWN Free Online Writing Courses . You'll also find links to more creative writing prompts at the bottom of the page. Any of these ideas can be used either humorously or dramatically... or you can try both. Have fun! Do you like this page?
Here are some creative writing prompts we've developed that you may find useful. We'll be adding to these periodically, so check back often. These have been compiled by many people, please feel free to contact us if you think of any. We'll be happy to add them. Creative Writing Prompts: Story Starters Think back to a time when you say a stranger say or do something that that caught your attention.
Many creative writers use prompts to generate new material. Prompts can be challenges -- for example, write a story using only one syllable words or craft an alphabet story where the first sentence begins with the letter A, the next sentence B, and so on -- or themes provided by journals, or a poem to which an writer can respond. For example, the Sun lists prompts and deadlines every issue. To see responses, check out "Readers Write." For a list of up-to-date journal prompts, deadlines, and contest information, see the Writing Program's bulletin board in Jensen on the second floor. Creative Writing Exercises
W hat if someone went through the biggest and best blogs on the internet, and pulled out the very best-of-the best tips for fiction writers? That’s what I’ve attempted to do here. I can’t guarantee there aren’t some amazingly helpful writing tips that I haven’t included, but this is a good start. I’ve also tried to steer clear of really obvious tips like “show, don’t tell” or “make your characters unforgettable,” in favour of ones that are less often discussed. To learn more about the tips, click through to their original articles.
Posted by Guest on November 11, 2008 · This post was contributed by Kelly Kilpatrick, who writes on the subject of distance learning universities . She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com. Writing fiction, whether short or long, can be a very trying experience indeed. So many writers of fiction have different processes for achieving their writing goals that it’s hard to sift through what works and what doesn’t.
Edit Edited by Secretive, Julia Maureen, Flickety, Ben Rubenstein and 15 others You're on a plane to a distant country to visit some weird old relatives you are somehow related to. In your hands, you hold a book that your friend recommended.
Naming Characters & Dialogue What's in a Name ? by Cynthia VanRooy Naming your characters can be a difficult process for some writers and close to impossible for others. Cynthia looks at ways to select your character names.
You’ve decided you want to write a book. Terrific. Maybe you’ve even tried it a few times, but haven’t gotten one all the way to the finish line. It happens.
by Holly Lisle All Rights Reserved No matter what sort of fiction you’re writing, you’re going to have to populate your story with characters, and a lot of them, if not all of them, you’re going to have to create from scratch. Unfortunately — or maybe fortunately — there is no Betty Crocker Instant Character-In-A-Can that you can mix with water and pop into the oven for twenty minutes.
As authors, it is our Duty To create lovable, enticing Characters And do horrible, evil things to Them. This guide is designed to help people with writer's block, role-players of all levels, and people who are just interested in psychology and philosophy as it applies to fiction. Here you'll find tips, examples, suggestions, general information to aid in creating rounded fictional characters for your stories and/or RPGs, and perhaps even information useful for everyday life. There are many aspects of character development, and your character could be nearly as deep and complete as anyone you might know in real life. However, there are basic keys to fleshing out a character that can help break through blocks and get you and your creation on their way to a great story.
Posted by Melissa Donovan on March 14, 2011 · 25 creative writing prompts to inspire and motivate Don’t you just hate writer’s block? Some say it’s a disease that only attacks creative workers. Some say it’s a curse.
Witnessed this exchange at a mother's day brunch today... A man is sitting with his wife, son and his elderly mother. The boy keeps texting and grandma obviously disapproves, so Dad steps in. Dad - Put that away. Son - It's important. Dad - Away.
With the roll-out of my new WordPress-powered website, I will now post overheard dialogue items as blog entries. This long blog entry is my way of archiving the old items (which used to be on one page) up to this point. Several years ago, I briefly overheard three young women chatting. One of them said, “And this is my sister Sunshine from Santa Cruz.” That was all I heard. Here are a bunch of similar snippets that I’ve noted of things that I overhear.
This is the thread for dialogue that you've overheard that sounds like it belongs in a novel, but for which you're certain you have abosolutely no use for in your current NaNoNovel. Leave a line, take a line! Or more! If you're leaving dialogue that you've overheard somewhere, consider *not* explaining the context, just to make things more interesting! And my first contribution, for which I will give the context just because otherwise it sounds so very wrong: "Would you like me to cut your eye out for you, honey?"