Tag Archives: prompts

NaNoWriMo 2011: Writing Challenges

8 Nov

Need a writing prompt to get those writerly juices flowing? I’m here to help with Prompty Tuesday! Grab your drink of choice, strap yourself to that chair, and get ready to bolster your word count, because I have a few challenges for you.

Alphabet Absurdity
Use the following words in a scene: handwritten, harmony, hunter, hand-me-down, hedgehog.

Random Fun
Write a scene involving a dinner party, an anonymous letter, and a handmade quilt.

Scenarios
A waiter finds a kitten with a note attached to its collar that reads: “You’re in danger.”

Katamari Damacy Cat

I don't have a picture of Gambit with a note attached to his collar, but I do have one of his Katamari Damacy phase.

Have an itch to do more writing exercises? You can view all the Prompty Tuesdays here.

Happy Writing!

Still Monster Mashing

1 Nov

Halloween was yesterday, but I’m still in the mood. Maybe it’s because the day of fright is still approaching for the characters in my WIP (work-in-progress) or the bowl of fun sized candy on my dining room table? Either way, I figured no one would mind if I threw out a Halloween themed Prompty Tuesday.

It’s been a while since I shared a Musicality writing exercise with you. Because of my mood, I can’t think of a better song to use than one of my fright fest favorites, The Monster Mash. When I was little I used to dance around the living room, listening to this on a cassette tape. Every time I reached the end of the song, I would stop, rewind it, and let the dance party commence. Whether you take your inspiration from the images, song, or both, here is your prompt for the week:

Itching for more writing exercises? You can find past Musicality prompts here or view all the past Prompty Tuesdays here.

Happy writing everyone!

Prompty Tuesday and the letter ‘G’

16 Aug

Need a writing prompt to get those juices flowing? I’m here to help! Use these words in your scene:

green, ghost, gallant, gorge, godfather

Have an itch to do more writing exercises? You can find past Alphabet Absurdity prompts here or view all the Prompty Tuesdays here. Happy writing!

Prompty Tuesday seeks Random Fun

9 Aug

Need a writing prompt to get those juices flowing? I’m here to help! Write a scene involving:

theft, an ice storm, and rice

Have an itch to do more writing exercises? You can find more Random Fun here or view all the Prompty Tuesdays here. Happy writing!

Brought to you by the letter ‘F’

2 Aug

Need a writing prompt to get those juices flowing? I’m here to help! Use these words in your scene:

fiddle, fingernail, fire hydrant, fish sticks, fudge.

Have an itch to do more writing exercises? You can find past Prompty Tuesdays here. Happy writing!

Aliens invade Prompty Tuesday

26 Jul

Prompty Tuesday is here once again! I’ve missed a few due to the insanity that is Camp WriMo/ JulNoWriMo, but here is a fun scenario to help you flex those writerly muscles.

A group of extraterrestrials run a tourist trap in New Mexico.

Happy Writing!

Wesley, Rogue Demon Hunter

12 Jul

I sat on the couch this morning with my laptop, ready to watch the pilot episode of Alphas On Demand, drink my coffee, and read a few of my favorite blogs (YA Bound, Nathan Bransford, and The Story Siren to name a few). Then something attacked my lower back, which should’ve been physically impossible. I screamed, jumped up, and discovered the kitten had climbed into the depths of the couch.

wesley in the couch

Wesley the rogue demon hunter waits in the depths of the couch for his next prey.

wesley in the couch_2

Wesley springs into demon hunting action and attacks my behind.

I’m not sure how long Wesley had been in the couch or how he managed to tunnel in between the back and bottom cushions, but he lives up to his namesake, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce. He’s spunky and a bit bumbling since he hasn’t grown into his long legs yet. But one day he’ll grow into being a suave, demon hunter with a sexy British accent.

Angel and Wesley

For this week’s Prompty Tuesday, I thought we’d have some Random Fun. Write a scene involving: a crystal skull, lily pads, and a Maverick Nerf gun.

Happy writing!

Wesley and nerf gun

Kittehs are no match for a Maverick Nerf gun. "I surrender!"