Monday, April 27, 2015

Week 17 Writing Prompt

Sometimes it feels like if you didn't have bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all. One April I was in a car accident every Friday for three weeks. I wasn't feeling terribly lucky by the end of the month - I felt more like Calamity Jane.

This week your character is feeling like I did - one bad thing after another happens, and s/he just has to cope. What happened, and how does s/he get through it?

As always, feel free to leave comments, questions, and progress updates below.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Week 16 Writing Prompt

Last week I complained about all the rain we get in April, but one thing I love about the rain is how green everything looks afterwards.

This week we're playing with that rain-soaked color. Give a character an affinity with something green and see what happens. It could be realistic, but greenness and nature always makes me think of fairies. Where do you go with it?

Please leave comments, questions, or status updates below.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Week 15 Writing Prompt

April in Indiana sometimes feels like living inside a thundercloud. We have lots of rain, so there are often flood warnings. Usually when we think of flooding, something that looks like this comes to mind:
By State Library of South Australia (Flickr: River Murray flood Mannum 1956)
[CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
but this week, we're going to twist it around again. The challenge for the week is to write a story in which your character(s) have to deal with a flood, but it wasn't water. What is it, and what happened?

Comments, questions, and updates on how you're doing are welcome!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Week 14 Writing Prompt

Diamonds are a girl's best friend - or are they? I always love to read a story with an unexpected twist, so let's try writing one this week.

(If you can't see the video, you can find it here:

This week we're going to write a story in which diamonds play an important part, but not the one that's expected. They might be cards, a baseball field, or actual jewels, but the part they play must be essential to the story and unexpected.

As always, comments, questions, and status updates are welcome below.