Here’s a list of starters and prompts. I want you guys to have fun with this one. Lazy July days are necessary. <3
- Write about your dream vacation. If you could go anywhere or do anything this summer, what would you do?
- I was lounging on a beach on Maui when suddenly…
- The last thing you expect to find in a swimming pool is…
- Most kids set up a lemonade stand to make some money, but not us. We decided to…
- This is going to be the last summer when I…
- One thing I wish I’d done differently last summer is…
- The minute the fireworks started going off, I…
- Write a story about people from a land of perpetual summer visiting people from a land of perpetual winter, or vice versa.
Thanks to The Writing For Children Resource Site for these prompts!
Late, but here’s Friday’s writing prompt! Courtesy io9.
Create an Alien: Whether you create something that’s humanoid or the size of an amoeba, designing an alien can be a lot of fun and help spark a few story ideas. There are a number of different methods that you can work with to add a bit of chance to the results. One approach you could take would be to write several types of adjectives on small pieces of paper. Toss them in a shoebox and then randomly pull out a string of descriptions. Another method would be to pick an environment, like a Martian desert, and design an alien based on how they’d survive within it. If your goal is to create an alien for a dark fiction setting, you could try creating a cute alien first and then twisting it into something predatory. After you have your creation in hand, you can then explore several different options to flesh out your alien. You could determine how they reproduce, if there are any other types of aliens within that species, what type of pets they might have or food they might eat, etc.
I know, I know, I’m awful this month. Camp NaNoWriMo has completely consumed my soul. Though, I have to say, it’s coming into the end of week 2, and I’m still hopelessly in love with my story. <3
Good news, though! Next Wednesday, G&L is hosting a bitchin’ guest post by Jessi from A BA in BA! And it’s going to be spiffy. Writing Life is happy to have her, so get psyched, people!
Tomorrow is writing exercise day, and I have one planned, so you won’t be entirely without posts this month. =]
Love you all! Iamsofreakintired. ._.;
FIRST! I have big news! G&L was chosen as an “Editors’ Pick” on Bloggers.com! Super exciting!
I’m super excited!! <3
But, now, onto the writing prompt for today, which I borrowed from Build Creative Writing Ideas. I’m not a huge fan of zombie apocalypse stuff, but since I evacuated and destroyed Earth last week… I figured I might as well. =P Have fun!
The zombie apocalypse has begun! Several people you know have already become zombies and now it’s a game of survival. What do you do to make sure that you are one of the people left at the end of the movie?
Okay, so a quick, belated “Happy Independence Day” to my American readers. <3 Explosives and excessive amounts of alcohol are the American way.
A brief update on the e-book. Calibre and I are not getting along. I’m reformatting everything, and making it into a PDF with Scrivener. Is that okay with everyone? Does anyone need a different format? I’ll do my best to accommodate, but you HAVE to let me know what you need. I’m not psychic (though that would be pretty freakin’ cool).
AND WHAT IS THIS CASEY ANTHONY GARBAGE!? I am so seething mad, I can’t even tell you…. So, a neglectful, soulless, lying bitch goes free and an innocent little girl gets no justice. I’m so disgusted with the verdict of this trial, it’s maddening. She may get four years with possible time served for lying to investigators. What the hell do they think she lied for?
I’m not going to go on a rant here. I just needed to vent a little of my anger.
BUT. I hope you all enjoyed your Independence Day. I’ll be posting a Writing Life installment tomorrow. <3 For all of you taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo, happy writing! Good luck!
Your family, friends, and life might be a lot different…if they were in space! Imagine that everything you knew was transported to a traveling space ship or space station. How would your day to day life change? What led up to the move to space?