Writing Prompt #10

You have been looking forward to this first date for two weeks. It’s Friday afternoon and you have one or two more hours of your work day left before you can go home and get ready for your night out – but then you receive an email that changes everything. What does the email say? … More Writing Prompt #10

Writing Prompt #9

Show & (not) Tell. This is a fun game to play when I’m writing or editing. (Okay, maybe not exactly fun, but definitely interesting and often a challenge.) I’m taking a Fiction Writing Workshop class online through my degree program, and this week we’ve broached the “show, don’t tell” subject. This is something I will happily … More Writing Prompt #9

Writing Prompt #7

Think of one or two of your favorite songs and look up the original music video. Let it play and write/narrate the story that goes along with it. Take the liberty to incorporate your own characters (or even yourself). Do it for fun!   xo -NS

Writing Prompt #6

You are out for a walk, or maybe a jog. It’s early afternoon and as you walk by a construction site, you notice the machines are running, but no one is around – at least not that you can see. Where did they all go? Do you cross the caution tape barriers and investigate? If … More Writing Prompt #6

Writing Prompt #4

Today I want you to think back a bit. Imagine a jar filled with your fondest memories; pick one. Describe the scene. What does it smell like? What sounds do you hear? Now imagine you can travel back in time to tell yourself something – what do you say? And what does it change?

Writing Prompt #3

It’s the middle of the night. You just let your dog outside to do his business in the snow because he could not wait until morning… and he locks you out of the house in a t-shirt and skivvies. Yes, you have neighbors. One of them is throwing a party around a bonfire and though … More Writing Prompt #3

Writing Prompt #2

You’ve just parked your car at work and, carefully balancing your coffee in one hand and your binders and planner in the other, bump your door closed with your hip. It’s the first warm day of Spring and the birds are returning from their southern hideaway. There’s hardly a cloud in the sky. Just as … More Writing Prompt #2