Writing prompts–I love them. I love using them and love sharing them. So here’s some from my guest post on Chris the Story Reading Ape’s Blog today.
You’re struggling to come up with a story line. You want your character to say something that establishes his or her persona. Of course it shouldn’t be a throwaway, but help develop the character and advance the story. Words or phrases from nearly anywhere can help break the mental logjam. You don’t have to spend time on books or websites that specialize in them, you can find them on your own. You are creative right? So where then?
Quote sites can stimulate your mind. You can sometimes use a direct quote itself to introduce a chapter or a scene
Memories of events, conversations and more will help—also known as “writing from life,” even as you’re writing fiction. Just change names and enough about any real person to avoid problems.
Conversations overheard in cafes, public transportation, on the street or wherever you encounter strangers. Take a snippet as inspiration.