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Write a Story featuring workers for labor day
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Yesterday’s awesome prompt was written by one of the authors who contributed to the Signature’s 2018 Compact Guide To Writing Short Stories. I can’t recommend it enough.
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(For the rest of the month, the prompts here will be text-only and not as detailed)
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Use this story formula to to create an interesting character, give them a desire, kick off some intriguing action and plan the kind of resolution you want.
Once you have that skeleton, you can start filling in colorful details…and soon your creative brain will be demanding you start to write!
A _______ (adjective) ________(noun), who _________(verb) ___________(subject), then _________(related verb) __________(resolution)
Continue reading “Day 2 – Quick Story Formula”
This is an awesome way to quickly launch (and finish) a new story, any time you have time to write but are short on inspiration. Try it!
Use this story formula to to create an interesting character, give them a desire, kick off some intriguing action and plan the kind of resolution you want. Continue reading “Write on Wednesday – Quick Story Formula”
Today you’re going to rely on memory to conjure up a vivid setting for your story.
Tell a story set at a country fair
- Use all your senses to place us at the fair, right at the start of the story
- Paint a picture and include a character walking through that setting, his/her mind set on doing something (winning a prize perhaps? Meeting a particular someone in a particular place?).
- Hint that there might be more to their desire than can be simply explained (he wants to be a big shot at the coconut shy; she wants to meet a boy). No, there is a deeper reason they want to do the thing they’re pursuing as we, the reader join them.
- After you have squarely painted the fair scene for us, transition away from providing many details of the fair, and instead concentrate more on character.
- Don’t forget to bring in something from your setting, near the end, to bring the reader full circle.
Yes, it sounds formulaic, but remember:
- It’s only an exercise and
- I’ll award a big fluffy panda to anyone who ends up writing something exactly like that of another StoryADay writer, by accident just because you’re using a formula!