Writing Prompts 34

Spooky times are here again. Though considering how 2020 has been, who’s afraid of witches and ghosts anymore? But enough of those depressing thoughts. Here’s some writing prompts for you to enjoy along with your favorite seasonal treats.

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Friday Fiction -- On the Red Line, Part 3

The noise inside the train shifted. First, a whoosh as the train left the tunnel. Then, the click-clack of the wheels dipped beneath the rush of wind. From the sounds alone, the four passengers knew that they were traveling above ground now.

Mia restarted the conversation with “So, where were you two when the weirdness began? I thought that since we’ll be working together…”

“Why do you assume that?” David interrupted.

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The Virtues of a Functional Story

The reason a lot of beginning writers start learning how to write creatively is they have one amazing idea for a story. They imagine the twists and turns the plot will take the reader down, the surprise ending they never saw coming, with totally unique characters and setting. They’re sure that it’ll be the next bestseller.

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Writing Prompts 33

It’s finally starting to cool down in my part of the world, meaning fall is on its way. Here’s a new batch of prompts you can use to write through the changing seasons.

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Friday Fiction -- On the Red Line, Part 2

“Arrived at Crystal Towers. Next stop: Dalton Avenue.”

The announcement stirred David and Sakari awake, just in time to see two women board the train. They looked like sisters. Both had golden blonde hair and sapphire blue eyes. One had braided her hair while the other wore a hair clip that held hers up in a bun. The boys were surprised to see them, and they were equally surprised to see the boys.

The woman wearing the hair clip looked up and down the car, confirming that there was no one else onboard the train. “Well, this is awkward,” she whispered to herself.

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Idea You Can Steal 42 -- The Healing Ritual

So I’ve had an interesting week. My mom’s old injury decided to flare up, requiring a visit to the emergency room. That led to me helping my sister move into her college dorm, which wasn’t part of our original plan. Thus why this post is late.

But enough about me. Here’s your Idea to Steal for August.

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Conscious and Unconscious Inspiration

Way back in 2015, I promised a post detailing my philosophical ponderings on inspiration. Unfortunately, I’ve misplaced my original notes, so that post may never be written. Still, I wanted to keep that promise with a post talking about inspiration, and I think I’ve stumbled upon a down-to-earth way to discuss it that better fits this blog.

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Writing Prompts 32

Trying to catch up on work stuff and re-align my sleep schedule this week. Mistakes were made, and now I’m paying the price. So no witty intro (or a lame seasonal joke) this month, folks. Here’s your promised new batch of writing prompts.

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