Create a color palette for all of the characters in your novel. Who leans more towards warm tones, and who prefers cool ones? Who dresses … Read More “Fiction writing prompt: Coloring your characters”
Your local ice cream parlor has a dark secret. What is it – and what happens when someone finds out?
You may not be able to force your muse to appear on command, but you can replicate the settings in which she most often appears. Think about … Read More “Chasing the muse: What does your ideal writing space look like?”
June 21 is the annual summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Imagine a world where daylight operated differently: Perhaps four hours of sunlight … Read More “Summer solstice writing prompt: A world without darkness”
Write about your very first album purchase – and what that music meant to you. Alternatively, write about your main character’s first album.
A school teacher is packing up the classroom for summer vacation when a student walks into the room. The student reveals something that will change … Read More “Out for the summer: An end-of-the-school-year writing prompt”
Write about you (or your main character’s) earliest memory involving water.
Take a widely-known cliché character – the ditzy cheerleader, the dumb jock, the workaholic lawyer, the no-good cheating husband, the cat lady, etc. – and … Read More “Avoiding cliché characters in fiction”