It’s a good idea to pause and daydream every now and then to stay motivated, especially if you’re a writer. So, for today’s writing prompt, imagine you’ve already published your current work in progress and are now traveling for your own international book tour.
Keep reading to see today’s full writing prompt and my completed version of it: Ma Librairie Préférée.
Today’s Writing Prompt: One Author’s International Book Tour
For today’s writing prompt be sure to daydream a little. Imagine that you’ve recently published your current work in progress and are now on your own international book tour. Consider where you would be traveling to and visiting, what you would see, who you would be traveling with, and who you would meet along the way.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
Ma Librairie Préférée, by K.E. Creighton
I’m sitting by myself at a small oval table in a creaky wooden chair with ancient leather upholstery in one of my favorite bookshops in France waiting for my book reading and signing event to start.
This is my favorite bookshop in France because it’s a bit off the beaten path, which means it always has one or two patrons leisurely scanning the book spines on its shelves but never more than a few at once, making the camaraderie and thoughtfulness in the space palpable, almost breathable. There is never a sense of anxiety or impatience here, not even among the youngest patrons. There is only a sense of curiosity and wonder.
The narrow aisles here have shelves that reach the ceiling. They’re always neatly packed with everything from collectible works to new releases, so looking for your next book is akin to going on a treasure hunt of sorts, for the mind and soul.
There is a bit of warmth and soft light coming from the flames in the fireplace nearby, so I feel cozy in this compact space as I wait for my book reading to start. From where I’m sitting in the far corner, I have a full view of the bookshop’s far wall, its three narrow aisles, and can see a sliver of its enormous front window. My new book is in that front window display today and I can’t help but get giddy every time a passerby stops to look at it.
My agent comes back to the oval table and sits down next to me. She places a cup of espresso in front of me. We sit together by the fire as people start to trickle in for the reading.