Writing prompt No. 29
A weekly writing exercise to get you started
January 13, 2012
Put five of your characters in the woods or on a snowy mountain range, and imagine them lost. Who would take charge? Who would crack up? Show us over a period of 24 hours how they manage to get by under such extreme circumstances. Which character do you relate to the least? When you go back to your “real writing,” aim to develop that character in a more nuanced way.
Writing coach and editor Jill Dearman is the author of Bang the Keys: Four Steps to a Lifelong Writing Practice. Find her Bang the Keys app on iTunes for more prompts.
Also, look for the February 2012 issue of The Writer, which includes "40 prompts to get you writing" by Jill Dearman, Rochelle Melander, Hal Zina Bennett, Midge Raymond and Lori Ann Bloomfield.