Fiction Fodder Fridays – week 4

Hello. I stopped mainstream, albeit part-time, teaching in July and have loads of resources including some ‘random prompt’ sheets so I thought I’d post one every Friday for you to use, in addition to the prompts I post every weekday morning, over the weekend. Here’s the fourth one. Make of it what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on Facebook / Twitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

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Fiction Fodder Fridays – week 3

Hello.  I stopped mainstream, albeit part-time, teaching in July and have loads of resources including some ‘random prompt’ sheets so I thought I’d post one every Friday for you to use, in addition to the prompts I post every weekday morning, over the weekend. Here’s the third one. Make of it what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on Facebook / Twitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

Fiction Fodder Fridays (a bit late!) week 2

Hello. Yes, a sparkly new feature, started last week. I stopped mainstream, albeit part-time, teaching in July and have loads of resources including some ‘random prompt’ sheets so I thought I’d post one every Friday (normally – I was away yesterday) for you to use, in addition to the prompts I post every weekday morning, over the weekend. Here’s the second one. Make of it what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on Facebook / Twitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

Fiction Fodder Fridays

Hello. Yes, a sparkly new feature. I stopped mainstream, albeit part-time, teaching in July and have loads of resources including some ‘random prompt’ sheets so I thought I’d post one every Friday for you to use, in addition to the prompts I post every weekday morning, over the weekend. Here’s the first one. Make of it what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on Facebook / Twitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

SADM 2018 – Day 30: Change your Point of View

http://storyaday.org/day-30-change-your-point-of-view

Julie says: After setting you free yesterday, I’m putting a few more limits on you again today.

The prompt: Take a story that you wrote earlier this month, and tell it from a different point of view

The point of this prompt is to show you that sometimes a story benefits from being told in a different way. Noir stories work in first person because that’s what we’re used to. Something set in a Victorian era works well in Third Person Omniscient because that’s how Dickens wrote–it’s what we’re used to.

Use this prompt as an excuse to play with a story and make it richer, through voice.

Go!

And me? Sadly, I’m not doing the challenge this year (too busy) but do leave a comment below to let me know how you do.

SADM 2018 – Day 29: The Story You’ve Been Waiting To Write

Not a lot of today left… sorry about that!

http://storyaday.org/day-29-the-story-youve-been-waiting-to-write

Julie says: I know you have stories you want to tell, that the world needs to hear.

Your experiences, your outlook, your way of expressing yourself, are unique in the history of the world and I’m so glad you’ve come this far, and you’re still writing.

And I know you’re going to continue to write, because you’ve come this far.

Today I’m giving you a prompt that might seem a little lazy from me, but there’s a reason.

The Prompt: Write the story that you’ve been hungering to write.

I’ve been very proscriptive this month, telling you what you write, and you’ve been writing for four weeks. You’ve got stories in your head that are nipping at your brain, whispering “tell me!”, so today I’m setting you free.

Tell one of those stories.

Go!

And me? Sadly, I’m not doing the challenge this year (too busy) but do leave a comment below to let me know how you do.

SADM 2018 – Day 28: Use These Words

http://storyaday.org/day-28-use-these-words

Julie says: This is the kind of writing prompt that puts so many limits on your story that you can’t worry about making the story good. Sometimes you end up with a good story, but the silliness of the prompt removes all pretension and blocks.

The Prompt: Your story must include these words; ink, previously, work, breeze, seven, run, delicious, example, spontaneous, barb.

Go!

And me? Sadly, I’m not doing the challenge this year (too busy) but do leave a comment below to let me know how you do.