Prompt Fridays are back! And here’s your new one:
You’ve come into possession of a fob watch, mysteriously or otherwise, and I want you to write about it. Tell me its significance to you. If it has supernatural qualities, tell me about them. Or, give me a character-perspective of this fancy new accessory and how your character came into its possession. Go!
Salut! So, some of you must be wondering what happened to my posts for the last week and a half. WordPress decided that it won’t post my scheduled posts in full. The post text is deleted and replaced with my initial draft line, like the post was never saved. So, I apologize for any emails that didn’t link to posts. I think I have it under control. To rectify the situation, both of the last two Writing Life posts will be posted this weekend.
LfBH will now be posted bi-weekly. I can’t keep up with the volume and quality, and if I want to have less editing work later, I need to put the time in to make sure each post is up to standard. The next LfBH installment will go up on Monday, October 24. I know, it’s a long time from now, but I’m plotting a NaNo novel, and editing the hell out of the first 13 chapters of LfBH. So, wish me luck. =]
Now, for the writing prompt!
Write a scene in which a lie lands yourself or your character into a pot of hot water!
Writing Prompt Friday lives on! This week, you’re an inventor. Give me some insight into your current big project. Not working on anything, O great inventor? Tell me how you’re making ends meet, being an inventor with no commissions. Don’t want to air your dirty laundry? Give me a typical day in your lab, introduce me to your staff, your favorite materials to work with.
Remember, the world may not see your genius, but that shouldn’t stop you from showcasing it!
Today’s writing exercises come from Writing Forward, by Melissa Donovan. LOVE her blog. <3
So, head on over to Writing Forward’s 3 Fiction Writing Exercises! She’s give you a separate exercise for characters, plots, and themes, so there’s something for everyone! <3
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.
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?
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?