Writing Prompt from March 1

Even if you missed our workshop, you can still write with us.

At our workshop, we discussed how choosing a point-of-view changes how or even what story is told. This is evident especially in first person.

Try this: Think of an event from childhood–or a character’s childhood. Show the reader the event or moment through the eyes (and voice) of the child.

Now, write the event again. Show the reader the event or moment with the insight of the now adult narrator telling the story.

Inspired from Jack Heffron, The Writer’s Idea Book

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Writing Prompt from February 1

Even if you missed our workshop, you can still write with us.

Try this: Write a scene (or recall a moment) where a sound interrupts (or triggers) a heated discussion. Consider a barking dog, a ringing telephone, a loud television, a creaking staircase, a rumbling car, a dripping faucet.

From Jack Heffron, The Writer’s Idea Book

Writing Prompt from January 18

Even if you missed our workshop, you can still write with us.

Try this: A character is looking at an object, something simple but of significance. Decide why it is important to the character and move forward. For example, your character might find a curling iron in her boyfriend’s apartment, but it is not her curling iron.

From Jack Heffron, The Writer’s Idea Book