Sometimes it’s easy to come up with a subject, a character, a problem or an issue on which to hang your short story.
Some days it’s not. But that doesn’t mean you can’t write. I just means getting started might be harder.
If you’re finding it hard to start writing today, hop on over to the Flickr “Interesting” page (pictures someone at Flickr has tagged as ‘interesting’ in the past 7 days).
Grab a picture and start writing. See where it leads.
- Don’t try to force your usual style onto this story. See what comes out.
- Don’t try to do too much. Whatever you start will probably be a brand new idea. Keep it short and simple.
- Make sure your story travels from start to end: don’t just write a description, make someone or something change between the first word and the last.
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- You should use the prompt in your story (however tenuous the connection).
- You must write the story in one 24 hr period – the faster the better.
- Post the story in the comments — if you’re brave enough.
- Find something nice to say about someone else’s story and leave a comment. Everybody needs a little support!
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The Write On Wednesday story prompts are designed to prompt quickly-written stories that you can share in the comments. It’s a warm-up exercise, to loosen up your creativity muscles. Come back every Wednesday to see a new prompt or subscribe.