Lots of people have been party to a secret at some point, either one they’ve been told or one they have tried to keep and this is today’s focus.
The Secret. Your character has one, or knows about one. Will it be kept, or disclosed?
No not this time. Today it’s completely your call.
Go ahead, have fun and write…
Vanessa ‘Rosie V’ Cooper is mum to five and Nanna to two wonderful (though rather noisy and ‘full on’) children/grandchildren. In Feb 2016 she will begin a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing with The Open University. Check out how she’s faring so far at one of the two sites she is gradually building up: Rosie Speaks About… or The Book Lover.
Prompt: Visibly Invisible
Today’s prompt is about the inner self of your character trying to break out, to be seen, to be heard, to simply be acknowledged.
Think along the lines of being present in a group, yet you’re being discussed as if you were not there. Now multiply those feelings by 100 for your character who, for reasons you will develop, cannot (at the moment) speak up for themselves.
- Why is your character ‘invisible’?
- You may want to go down the path of personal knowledge, for instance someone with a severe disability which restricts their line of communication. Yet they are ‘in there’ and fully aware of what is going on around them. How do they feel? What can they do to get attention, and help?
- Perhaps you want to go the fantasy route and your character has had a spell put on them. What or who will break it? How does the ‘invisible’ one deal with the situation they are in and what do they do to help themselves?
- Your story should conclude with your character achieving ‘visibility’.
Not too many tips this week – let your imagination, and your emotions run free with this one.
Today’s prompt has your main character is about to enter a tunnel, what sort is for you to decide but here are some tips
- The Tunnel – You are in control. Is it dark or are there lights along the walls or roof ? Is it long and winding or can you clearly see the thrs ugh to the other end? Is it running through a cliff face making it impossible to go over or round because there’s a sheer drop to the ocean below, or through a mountain. Set the scene.
- Are memories of those childhood fears of the dark and/or enclosed spaces triggered. Or perhaps the entrance ignites an excited sense of adventure, the sort that can be lost with the responsibilities of adulthood.
- Is your main character alone, or with company? Does this add to the fear or confidence or make it worse?
- Are they in a vehicle or walking?
- If in company, why are they at this point and what is the tone of conversation?
- This could be cHildesheim good fun, a comedy or a bit of a thriller. Which is it to be?
- Maybe they are being chased. If so are they the good or bad guys?
- Once through dops the fun end, maybe they man age to lose their pursuers and have a clear run to freedom.
- Let your imagination place you right there . What first came into your mind when you read the title of today’s prompt? Run with it. Don’t think too hard or long about it, sit down start typing and just…
Vanessa ‘Rosie V’ Cooper is mum to five and Nanna to two wonderful (though rather noisy and ‘full on’) children/grandchildren. In Feb 2016 she will begin a degree course with The Open University in English Literature and Creative Writing. Check out how she’s faring so far at one of the two sites she is gradually building up: Rosie Speaks About… or The Book Lover