Today’s Writing Prompt: A compelling message home

Imagine your main character is on holiday in a foreign country and comes across a large group of people who appear to be homeless. A few people in the group are carrying signs that say “Will work for food.” And your main character wants to help them. Perhaps your main character owns a business back in their home country. Perhaps they work for a nonprofit that helps people find jobs. Or they feel compelled to help this group of people for some other reason you can expand on when you write. Either way, before your main character springs into action to help this group of people carrying signs, they must write a letter or email (a message) to someone back home explaining what they’re doing and why they’re doing it.

Tip for completing today’s writing prompt:

Before you start working on this writing prompt, answer the following questions:

  • What country is your main character visiting on holiday?
  • What country is your main character from?
  • Why does your main character want to help this group of people?
  • How are they planning to help this group of people?