This holiday season, pay extra attention to the stories being told in classic seasonal songs. Choose one and build a story around it. Include dialogue, … Read More “Holiday writing prompt: Jingle bell twist”
If you could go back and relive one particular Christmas or Hanukkah, which would it be? Why? Would you do anything differently this time around? … Read More “Holiday writing prompt: A second helping”
Write about a time you (or your main character) received a very unwanted gift.
Pick three scenes from your manuscript and rewrite them from the other character’s point of view. How do the dynamics in the scene change? What … Read More “NaNoWriMo writing prompt: How the other side sees it”
Write a short story or poem that begins with the following sentence: He was supposed to be dead.
Write a short story or poem set in an abandoned building, be it a house, school, or old mental hospital.
Write a story focused on two characters: One who desperately wants to find a way in, and one who desperately wants to keep the … Read More “Halloween writing prompt: The gatekeeper vs. the gatecrasher”