Today’s post is to get our creative juices flowing and to get us to write. This will be my first “writing prompt” post. Writing prompt posts will happen once a month — the second Thursday of each month, and I hope you will join me.
Writing prompts will vary: a line you must include, a beginning sentence, a photo, a list of words to include, possibly a piece of music, or any other creative thing I can think of to use as a prompt.
Now here are the rules for participating in my monthly writing prompt:
1) You may write in any genre.
2) Keep it clean — no explicit sex or erotica, no stories that attack a person or group of
people. Minimal use of profanity and violence is okay.
3) If you are a nonfiction writer and want to participate, I welcome you, but you must
use the suggested prompt.
4) All stories must be a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 1500 words. (This rule
may change as participation grows).
I reserve the right not to post any story that doesn’t include/use the writing prompt as well as any story that breaks the second rule.
Here are a couple options for sharing, which I strongly encourage for two reasons — I want to know that people are participating, and I want to read what you write, as I am sure others will as well.
So sharing options:
1) 100 — 300 words, please post these stories in the comments section of this post
2) 301 — 1500 words, please email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The reason for the options is that short stories like the first option can easily be shared and read in the comments section. Longer stories like the second option, I will post in a special Saturday post the same week the writing prompt post is written, so the Saturday that follows the second Thursday of the month.
I’m so excited to see what you come up with, and I will be participating as well.
This month’s writing prompt is that somewhere in your story, you must include the phrase “if looks could kill”.
One last thing, if you read posted stories in the comments or on the special Saturday post and choose to comment on the stories, your comments must be respectful, kind, and encouraging.