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Creative Writing Prompts for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lovers

Creative Writing Prompts for Sci-Fi & Fantasy Lovers
Posted by Melissa Donovan on April 5, 2013 · Fantastical creative writing prompts. In the world of creative writing, we’ve only begun tapping the possibilities in speculative fiction, a genre that includes science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, horror, and superhero stories, as well as anything that ventures beyond known reality. Speculative fiction is an under-recognized genre: Academia and literary elitists traditionally haven’t given it much credence, although it has been gaining acclaim in recent years. But the genre’s fans are rabid. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to step outside of reality and see just what your imagination can do. You can write about knights and dragons, spaceships and far-off planets, the apocalypse, ghosts, or strange islands with magical properties. The creative writing prompts below can be used in any way you want. The Speculative Fiction Edition* A plane is flying from Australia to Los Angeles.

Fifteen Writing Exercises Writing exercises are a great way to increase your writing skills and generate new ideas. They give you perspective and help you break free from old patterns and crutches. To grow as a writer, you need to sometimes write without the expectation of publication or worry about who will read your work. Don’t fear imperfection. That is what practice is for. Pick ten people you know and write a one-sentence description for each of them.

100 Fantasy Writing Prompts | The Poets and the Peddlers 1. A fantasy in which no animal is the same as on Earth, but nor are they simply replacements with different names and designs. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. That was fun. Like this: Like Loading...

The Online Community for Writers free writing exercises 1 -20 Exercises 1- 20 Exercises 21- 40 Exercses 41 - 60 Exercises 61-80 Exercises 81-100 Exercises 101 - 120 Exercises 121 - 140 Exercises 141 - 160 Exercises 161 - 180 Exercises 181 - 200 Exercises 201 - 240 For writing exercises for kids, click here. For teens, begin here. Exercise #1 Describe what you see in this photo. Exercise #2 Write a reflection or short fictional piece about this woman. [For those who like only the facts, ma'am, and want to know who she is, click here.] The boys in the picture are marching off-- or are they? Exercise #6 The chimpanzee is looking into your face. Observe someone's hands (this can be in memory or imagination. Exercise #8 Take these lines from a well-known novel and continue them however you want: She had found a jewel down inside herself and she had wanted to walk where people could see her and gleam it around..... Exercise #9 What is the Parakeet saying to the Cat? Write a closely observed description of a common gesture or physical action.

Advice for Writers: The Online World of Rick Riordan Character development is paramount for me. I firmly believe that plot and character development must occur simultaneously. Plot cannot be left to chance. Neither can characters be automatons who carry out actions envisioned in the author's master plan. Below are some things I try to keep in mind when developing my characters: Rick’s Top Five Tips on CHARACTER 5. A character should be primarily defined by the choices he makes, and the actions he takes. 4. Describe characters as Dickens did – with a single deft stroke. 3. It is very natural to use parts of ourselves or the people we know when creating characters. 2. It may be critically important to you that your character has blue eyes, or went to Texas A&M. 1. We care about characters because we are interested in the choices they make. Here's a character profile worksheet I sometimes fill out if I'm having trouble understanding a particular character I've created: Character Profile Name: ________________________________ Height: _______

The Almost Totally Random Writing Exercise Generators - Main You're the Inspiration... Several years ago, I saw a random paring generator on a friend's website, and thought it was neat, but wanted something a little less specific for my own use, since I liked to choose my own pairing. I created The Almost Totally Random Writing Exercise Generator, with input from ElmyraEmilie to generate writing exercises to inspire our writing muses. The premise is that each prompt included a technical parameter (such as pov, word length or writing time), a writing style or character type parameter, and a word or phrase for inspiration. Any parameter was subject to inspiration, of course, as the object was merely to get writing. The Almost Totally Random Writing Exercise Generators are based on the random pairing Generator by Glowstick Chick (and tweaked by others, including docmichelle - her version is here)

Creative Writing Prompts Write a scene that includes a character speaking a different language, speaking in a thick accent, or otherwise speaking in a way that is unintelligibe to the other characters. (Note: You don't necessarily need to know the language the character is speaking—be creative with it!) Describe a character's reaction to something without explaining what it is. Write a story or a scene about one character playing a prank on another. Writing Prompt: Write a story that involves confusion over homonyms (words that have the same spelling but different meanings) or homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently). For World Storytelling Day, share the best story you've ever heard or told by word of mouth, or have a fictional character recount their favorite story. You're making your way down a cobbled street when a stocky, red-bearded man beckons you into an alley. Pick an item from each column in the chart to create a simile.

Sample Grammar Exercises Use “who” or “whom” where appropriate: Do you know ______ did this? With ______ are you going with to the dance? ______ made dinner? Lay versus lie: Which is the correct form of the sentence? Nor versus or: Which sentence is incorrect? Common usage: Which sentence is correct? Fill in the blank with the correct word: ______ will be no time to rest before going to the movies.They’reThere TheirThe bird flapped ______ wings. its it’sI love rap way more ______ I love country music.than thenI think you and Billy are a good couple. Answers: whowhomwhowhomabacbb abbaaababa Was any part of this sample useful to you? About a little thing called 750 Words