Your Experiences of Love Thus Far
“Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.” – Anonymous
Have you heard that one before?
Write your own, a quick analysis of love. Think of what you would tell your daughter. Think of what you would tell your son. Why is it different and how can you put that together into a new thought about love and yourself?… Read the rest
The Order of Events
Write down at least 10 things that you did today (or 10 things that happened to you today). Make them a short list in the order they happened, chronological order.
Now jumble the order, randomly. How would your day have been different if things had happened in the new random order?
If you change the order of events in fiction could that give your story a whole new plot or at least a plot twist?
Clear Your Slate
If you are really stuck and can’t get a word onto the page at all. Stop trying. Instead think of what is really bugging you. It could be family with too many demands and needs. It could be a job where you feel too much stress all day to even begin to unwind when you are finally home.… Read the rest
Room to Write
Think of one kind of annoying day to day kind of task which irritates you about writing. For me it is just making myself stop all the other hundred little things I could be doing and settle down to start the writing project. Or, I could say the most aggravating thing is having a ton of material/ articles/ drawings I have as inspiration and information but I seldom take the time to organize it so that any of it is actually being used.… Read the rest
Reach Outside of Your Box
Consider of a form of writing you rebel against trying, or even reading. Now use that yourself. Stretch your limits and open your mind to something you thought you could not, or would not do. Maybe you have never tried writing a poem, or maybe you never thought you could write horror or romance is just too mushy.… Read the rest
Laughing with Tears
Write about something goofy a relative does or has done. Your Mother likes to steal pens. Your brother actually asked for directions once. Your Uncle still thinks he’s keeping mice away if he drinks a lot of tea and then makes a trail of his own pee outside the house. Don’t let it become mean but it should be funny.… Read the rest
Time is Broken
You’ve written every story. Literally, you really have, you’re 6,347 years old. It all started with an accident in a time machine you invented. Or, tried to invent. Is it actually a successful test run if you are stuck in time travel and can’t ever get back to shut off the machine and resume your regularly scheduled life?… Read the rest
It Takes a Village
Imagine your own village. How would you organize the town, the services, the streets, the shops, the houses and the industrial section. Don’t forget trains, planes and buses and all the forms of communication and power and water resources. Then there is all the entertainment and spiritual and parks and recreation. Set up your village to run well and work for all the citizens.… Read the rest