Category Archives: Practical Prompts

Practical Prompt 1-24-18

Knowing when you have time to write is the first step to establishing a consistent writing habit. Over the next week, analyze your routine to figure out how long you can commit to writing each day during February’s Write by Midnight challenge. Look for pockets of time to write, even if they aren’t at the same time each day. Or, see where you can add minutes to your daily writing schedule if you’re already in a good habit.

Practical Prompt 1-17-18

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now.

The clock is ticking, people. Start writing. If you’re like most writers, you always have story ideas stewing in the back of your mind. So how do you decide which one is worthy of your time? Consider what’s currently on the market as part of your decision-making process. Think about what’s overdone and what’s up and coming. Research “wish lists” from agents and editors to shed some light on what’s in demand. Start with the ideas you’re most excited about that also fit that bill.

Practical Prompt 12-20-17

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.

As you’re watching this year’s blockbuster movies stop and take notice of what resonates with you and makes you connect emotionally to the story and characters. Is it humor?  Action? Emotional vulnerability? Now look back through your story and make sure you have a healthy dose of those same elements in it..

 

Practical Prompt 12-13-17

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.

Your ending is more than just the climax. Give your story a resonant ending by allowing readers to spend a few scenes with the characters as they begin their lives after the roller coaster of the story.

Practical Prompt 11-22-17

You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing

We’re encouraged to use all five senses in our descriptions, but taste is often overlooked. Think back over some of your most eventful holiday dinners, the good and the bad meals, and pick a dish that was either delicious or disgusting. Now have your character sample that same dish in your next scene to see if it adds flavor to the story.