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!
Today is Wednesday, so you know what that means… ““Who dis” Wednesday? (AKA: “We need a more alliterative name for conveying the fact that these prompts occur on Wednesdays and pertain to characters)
A person who is in the inner circle or periphery of a well-known historical (or contemporary) individual. This person may be the brains behind the operation – or maybe they just think they are the brains behind the operation. They may be content with that, or deeply bitter. Tell me their story!
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