Today I encourage you to write a warm-up story today, and invite you to join the StoryADay Superstars
Write a story in 30 minutes today, either 100 words or no more than 1000
- Brainstorm a character, a desire and a problem
- Get inspired by an issue you really care about
- Make sure you finish (even if you have to cheat a little in the middle)
Are you in for May 2018? Sign up below or check out the Superstars program now.
10 thoughts on “[Write On Wednesday] StoryADay May Warmup”
I’ve just finished a really short piece! Unexpectedly, the issue I care about has turned out to be freedom.
Oh, isn’t it funny how we sometimes don’t know what matters until we start writing?
Well, I combined a Poem-a-Day prompt for a story poem and my Story-a-Day warmup and came up with something that might be one or the other, or both, or neither. But at least I wrote it and it feels substantive. Hope it passes muster, Story-a-day gang.
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Done! It was actually a good break from my (seemingly endless) novel editing. I wrote a just under 600 words story that I have tried a few times now, inspired (? not the right word) by the current serial killer investigation in Toronto and the hiding of bodies in planters (see https://www.thestar.com/news/bruce-mcarthur.html).
Just finished my warm up story. Clocked in at just under a 1000 words. Started out with a character that had a strange fesish of amputating people. Strange I know. I wrote about a character from a story I’d read and I wrote it from the victim’s point of view instead. What a blast. It was a sick story but it was fun.
looking forwared to the May challenge
Ha! Sounds like one of those times in a writer’s life when you just hope law enforcement never has occasion to seize your hard drive…
I spent last night at a Noir reading party. Sounds like you might have fitted right in 😉
You were BORN ready, Joe! Looking forward to catching some of your stories next month. Hope Poetry month has been good to you!
I’m writing away in the final week of Poem-a-Day April right now. Then I get tossed into the deep end of Story-a-Day May. I guess there’s no shallow end, is there? I’m always pleasantly surprised by the creativity (and most of the stories, too) I am able to push out from your prompts and with that tick-tick-tick (and calendar flip) timer going during May.
I hope I’m ready, Julie.
~ Best wishes, Joe Hesch