Today’s Writing Prompt: Write A Two-Page Short Story With A Refugee As The Main Character
Today, write a two-page short story with a refugee as the main character.
Although this is a creative fiction exercise, try to base your main character and plot on real events happening in the world right now.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write A Synopsis For A Literary Fiction Novel You Envision Being Written In The Year 2100
Clear your mind for a moment and imagine it’s the year 2100. What do you think is happening in your local community? In the world? And what do you think humans will be concerned with then and doing then? Now, imagine how that would be captured in a piece of literary fiction and then write a synopsis for such a novel.
Literary fiction typically offers deeper and more meaningful glimpses into the human psyche and soul, for better or worse. And it tends to offer an artistic layer, sometimes a more philosophical layer, to fiction, as well. Today, take a moment to envision how 2100 would be captured via literary fiction, keeping these things in mind.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Sketch A Scene In A Screenplay For A Dystopian Thriller
After the last year we’ve had, writing a scene for a dystopian thriller screenplay may end up being easier to write than you originally imagined. Even, and especially if, you don’t typically write dystopian fiction or screenplays. After 2020, it’s not so difficult to imagine a dystopian thriller acted out, no?
Today, use your writing as an outlet for what you’ve been most fearful or anxious about over the past year, in the midst of the changing world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write A One-Page Short Story Based On The Last Photo You Took With Your Smartphone
Take a moment to pull up the last photo you took with your smartphone. Now, write a one-page short story based on that photo. It doesn’t matter how mundane the photo is, try to use your imagination to bring the photo to life.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write A Poem Based On This Image…
Today, write a poem based on the image you see below, from the perspective of the person capturing or remembering the image. What is this person thinking and feeling? How can you best express that in the poem you’re writing?
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write A Short Story Based On This Image …
Today, write a short story based on the image you see below, from the perspective of the person in it. Write your short story using the first-person point of view. Focus on what they are thinking, feeling, and sensing.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Write A Real Or Fictional Scene Based On A Notable Fourth of July Painting Or Photograph
Paintings and photographs have always been able to transport us to a different time and place, and stir up strong sentiments related to where we’ve been, where we are, or where we want to be. This week, while we’re considering our upcoming Fourth of July plans (or celebrations for Independence Day), let’s consider past Fourth of July (or Independence Day) celebrations that have been captured in notable paintings or photographs. And then write a real or fictional scene that they inspire.