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Writing Prompts 12

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And the busiest. I hope you can grab a few moments for yourself and your writing this December. Here are a few prompts to get you warmed up.

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Idea You Can Steal 14 -- The Biodome Colony

November has one friday left. So here’s an extra story idea before we say goodbye to this month.

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Friday Flash 9 -- The Rainy City

Inspired by “City of Tears” from the Hollow Knight soundtrack by Christopher Larkin

Cold light shines through the wall of glass. There’s nothing here but a lonely iron bench and the sound of rain. The air is heavy like a blanket, guarding the ruins’ slumber.

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Idea You Can Steal 13 -- The Shy Guardian

I’m thankful for a lot things this year, including my readers. To show my gratitude, here’s a free story idea in time for Turkey Day.

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Building Characters Organically

In one of my earliest posts, “Stop Trying to be Unique”, I encouraged writers to use archetypes, to not reinvent the story if they didn’t need to. Last month, I gave an example of how adding conflict to an archetypal character can turn them into an interesting individual.

Yeah, both of those posts were cool. But how do you build these characters? How can I do that?

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