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’s Thursday, and you know what that means… “Dealer’s choice!”
Today we’ve got a setting prompt for you!
(Remember, the “you” can also be a character you’re writing about: This could be a good opportunity to get inside their head)
A dark nightclub floor pulsating with energy and bass beats as people cheer for the band on the stage. The room somehow seems smokey, even if nobody is smoking and nothing is, in fact, on fire. It is a happy place but seems sinister somehow, even if you can’t quite put your finger on why. As you try to find a table to set your drink on, you almost step on a guitar pick.
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