Spring has spring and hopefully your writing is in full bloom. But if you need a fresh start, a warm up, or just a diversion, here are three prompts to get your muse going. Remember, freewriting is balls to the wall. No editing. No self-censoring. Let your freak flag fly.
Once upon a time, long before bookstores put out comfy chairs and adjoining coffee shops to tempt patrons into lingering even longer, there was the mall bookstore and it was staffed by the elderly wives of blood-thirsty trolls and horn-sprouting ogres–women whose sisters were no doubt employed by Hallmark card shops everywhere.
With spring on the horizon, time to get a spring back in your writing step. Here are three prompts for freewriting. Maybe one will rejuvenate you, or help you launch a new story. Remember, no editing. No inner critic. Just balls to the wall. Let your freak flag fly.
Story. Something so simple that a child could give a simple definition when asked. Andyet, as writers we grapple to pin it down. Literary novelists may argue story is character-driven. Genre novelists may argue that plot is story and story is plot. Period. And then there’s the importance of language and wordplay–prose that reads like … More What is the Nature of Story?
It’s another Monday. Winter is winding down, and maybe you are, too. So here are a few prompts to get your week rolling. No rules. Put your inner censor out of the room. Let your freak flag fly, friend.