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28 Jul 2012 by Adam Byatt in Uncategorized | Comments Off PROMPTed is a weekly collection of writing prompts to inspire your writing week. The prompts are loosely grouped under a common theme and include a random line prompt, a photograph, a song/music video, a sensory suggestion and a famous quote. Our guest programmer for the month of July is Adam Byatt. This is my final PROMPTed after having a guest DJ residency. My last one is inspired by a song, that when I first heard it, was immediately hooked by an iconic guitar riff.
Everyone has days where the ideas just do not come as quickly as others. Having a variety of writing prompts around, can help tremendously. Why should I use a writing prompt? Writing prompts help you get the writing process started. They help you think of an idea, when perhaps one won’t come. Writing prompts are also known as Story Starters, but writing prompt is a more accurate description I guess.
The website Creative Writing Now ran a contest in August last year, asking for "irresistible story openers". The contest ran on Twitter with the hashtag #storyhooks. Some of the entries are so intriguing that I want to write the story to find out what happened! Maybe it'll be the same for you: From @maryannestahl : It looked dead, but I began to back away just in case.
Chuck is the author of the published novels: Blackbirds, Mockingbird, Double Dead, Bait Dog, and Dinocalypse Now . He also the author of the soon-to-be-published novels: The Blue Blazes, The Cormorant, Heartland Books 1/2/3, Beyond Dinocalypse, Dinocalypse Forever, Harum Scarum, and Gods & Monsters: Unclean Spirits . He, along with writing partner Lance Weiler, is an alum of the Sundance Film Festival Screenwriter’s Lab (2010). Their short film, Pandemic, showed at the Sundance Film Festival 2011, and their feature film HiM is in development with producers Ted Hope and Anne Carey. Together they co-wrote the digital transmedia drama Collapsus , which was nominated for an International Digital Emmy and a Games 4 Change award. Chuck has contributed over two million words to the game industry, and was the developer of the popular Hunter: The Vigil game line (White Wolf Game Studios / CCP).