Prompt for August 17, 2014 – Day 229

Happy Sunday! I’m off to a RenFest today. I hope you’re having fun, too.

Prompt Type: Opening line

Prompt: “It’s worse than we feared,” he said as he strode into the king’s command center.


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Prompt for May 9, 2014 – Day 129

It’s been a crazy long time since you’ve had one of these!

Happy Friday.

Prompt Type: Toolbox

Prompt:  Come up with a character who might have the following array of items in a purse, backpack, their trunk, etc–then write a scene in which they use some (or all) of these items to save the day.

  1. Dagger/hunting knife
  2. Beef Jerky
  3. Trail Mix
  4. Matches
  5. Nylon climbing rope

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Prompt for April 28, 2014 – Day 118

Alas, but Monday’s come again!  Back to the office with me, but here’s a prompt to keep you busy until I get in again.

Today’s prompt is brought to you by Kim Freimoeller’s Inspiration Dice.

Prompt Type: Genre, setting, character, and plot seed

Prompt: A thriller with an anti-hero searching for redemption because of an unexpected gift.


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Prompt for March 17, 2014 – Day 76

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Prompt Type:  Build a scene

Prompt:  Write a short piece about the events leading up to or occurring subsequent to passage below.  Feel free to modify any gender or terminology as needed.

So I am first of all a simple country person, a refugee, and unlearned. I do not know how to provide for the future. But this I know for certain, that before I was brought low, I was like a stone lying deep in the mud. Then he who is powerful came and in his mercy pulled me out, and lifted me up and placed me on the very top of the wall. That is why I must shout aloud in return to the Lord for such great good deeds of his, here and now and forever, which the human mind cannot measure.

Passage from Saint Patrick’s Confessio, extracted from http://www.confessio.ie/etexts/confessio_english#01


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Prompt for March 14, 2014 – Day 73

Happy Friday, folks!

Time for another prompt.

Prompt Type: Character History

Prompt: Take the main character from your current project (if you have multiple projects or multiple mains, pick the one you feel like you know the least about right now) and imagine what they were doing twenty years ago. Write a scene set in that time period and see where it takes you.

With any luck, you may be able to incorporate what you’ve just learned about your character in your current project.


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