We’ll try to put up a writing prompt every day. Use it however you see fit; my personal method is to set a timer for 15 or 20 minutes and write in response to the prompt. The prompt might be or become the first line of a story, or a premise, or a line of dialogue, or a question. Feel free to change the verb tense, person (i.e., “I,” “You,” “he/she/it/they,” etc.), or pronouns to feel more natural too what you want to write. There’s also no need to quote / restate the prompt (unless you want to), take it literally, or even use it. Maybe it’ll make you think of something else. Share what you wrote in the comments, on your own blog, write a bestselling novel with it, or just keep it for yourself. It’s all up to you!
It’s Monday, so that means we’ve got a situation / premise prompt queued up for you!
She sighed as she looked at the dented, crumpled car parked on the side of the road. She knew what she had to do…
A note on pronouns: In order to be both respectful and to allow you to consider a wider range of possibilities for writing, we try to rotate through a variety of pronouns. Feel free to swap them out for wherever (or to whomever) your writing takes you!
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