365 Prompts- Day 22

Photo from: Paul Esson, Flickr Creative Commons: https://flic.kr/p/4yaoFj From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Character Profile Write a profile for an invented character.  This can be a paragraph, writing about what makes them tick, their back-story (perhaps they have a terrible secret or traumatic past), any unique individual traits, their job, what they … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 22

365 Prompts- Day 21

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Photo from: Anant Nath Sharma, Flickr, Creative Commons    https://flic.kr/p/aYhtz4 Love and Hate Write down ten words or sentences to describe, or that you associate with love and hate. Love: Caring Patient Selfishness for others Keeps no records of wrong Rejoices with the truth Always hopes Doesn’t envy Doesn’t … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 21

365 Prompts- Day 20

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard The Weird and the Wonderful Below are some weird and wonderful book titles. Using these as inspiration, write down three potential titles for short stories, novels, poems, or whatever it is you may want to write. How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, by Doug … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 20

365 Prompts- Day 18

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Photo from: bby_ Creative Commons, Flickr   https://flic.kr/p/GFFeN A Flame Describe a flame from a burning candle, a fire, or a lighter.  Our minds inevitably wander when we look into a flame.  Write down your fire-inspired musings or those of an imagined character. Anesa watched the flames dance in the … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 18

365 Prompts- Day 17

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Flavors Write down five of your favorite drinks.  Describe in detail the enjoyment you feel when drinking them.  The flavors, the layers of taste, the memories they conjure up. Five of my favorite drinks: 1. Cinnamon Spice Tea: Spicy, warm, something I drink while I write 2. … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 17

365 Prompts- Day 16

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Wintertime Write about a vivid wintertime memory.  Perhaps you remember a special time playing in the snow?   One winter a few years ago, I needed to shovel the driveway as it was snowing hard.  We live in the snow belt, and if you don’t stay on … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 16

365 Prompts- Day 15

Photo from: Ramones Karaoke  Flickr Creative Commons; https://flic.kr/p/pPs1jH From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Stuck In the Carpool Lane “We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings… Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.” -John Updike Take these mundane … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 15

365 Prompts- Day 14

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Back Story- Old Shoes What is the back story of yesterday’s shoes?  Who did they belong to? Photo by Cristian Johan Stefanescu, Flickr-Creative Commons Backstory:  These shoes belonged to Dottie McAllen, mother of Mike McAllen and grandmother to several children including Cady McAllen.  Cady finds them in … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 14

365 Prompts- Day 12

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard   Lost Write about a time when you were lost, in whatever form that might be, real or metaphorical.  Or write about an imaginative person who has lost their way.     John wandered down the tracks, following them as far as he could.  He wasn’t planning … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 12

365 Prompts- Day 11

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard   Photo by Diego Torres Silvestre from Flickr Creative Commons https://flic.kr/p/28rffpV Eclectic Settings Write a short story based in one or all of the following settings: a casino, a pool hall, a disused subway station, a Turkish bath Eleanor flipped through the book she’d picked up from the library.  It … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 11

365 Prompts- Day 10

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard Photo from Cristian Iohan Ştefănescu, Flickr Creative Commons https://flic.kr/p/nAiooR   Stream of Consciousness Write the inner thoughts of a washed-up entertainer who has had his or her fifteen minutes of fame but now performs in rundown clubs, spending most of the time at the bar drinking Scotch.  Write in … Continue reading 365 Prompts- Day 10

365 Prompts Day 9

From the book, “Just Write One Thing Today; 365 Creative Prompts to Inspire You Every Day” by John Gillard The Wooden Bench Write dialogue between two people who are walking up a path in the country toward a solitary wooden bench, which sits at the top of the hill. “Mitch, can we please slow down?  I can’t walk as fast anymore.” Mitch slowed his steps a … Continue reading 365 Prompts Day 9