If you know me outside of the Story A Day challenge, you know I’m a planner. I’m prepared. I come with everything but the kitchen sink, and often I’ll have a substitute even for that! (Heck, when my dad had a stroke I was able to pack everything I needed for a week long hospital stay in under 15 minutes, food and drink included! [[dad is okay]])
Not everyone is like me. I have a very dear friend that refuses to do planning – well, except for this challenge I issued her, but that is different. Some people are like this friend; you don’t want to know where you’re going, you want the thrill of the unknown!
I like the unknown. But I like to be efficient. So I am conducting some prep work tonight for tomorrow. Oh man, it DOES kick off tomorrow!
Well, I already know what my first story will be. And maybe even the second. After that? Well, it gets a little hazy. That’s why I’m going to go back through all my old links from when I did prompt generators and revisit those. I’m also going to start carrying around my Once Upon A Time card game.
Sites I’ll be using that have prompts or useful story information:
- Writing Excuses – a podcast that happens every Monday. They give prompts after every show.
- Gail Carson Levine‘s blog. She’s an amazing author with lots of really useful information. She also closes each blog with a list of prompts that work on whatever her blog topic is.
- Major Enterprise – narrative prompts for science fiction
- Flash Fiction Prompts – super short, but to the point
- Writing.com fiction prompts
- Language as a Virus used to be a really big fav of mine, haven’t visited it in a while. I’ll probably use it at least once during May.
- Resources for Creative Writers
- Buzzle. com Creative Writing Prompts
- Possibly the best for last: Adam Maxwell’s Fiction Lounge
And now, I probably need to go outline something……