Courtesy of the great folks on the 100k in 100 days Facebook Group here are five more prompts to help you on your writing way today. The contributor’s name is in brackets. Please feel free to add your own prompts, and I’ll put them on the blog and namecheck you.
I always get my students, in their first lesson, to write about what they’re not – it seems to free something up somehow? It works with characters too: Sally Sullivan was not a lion-tamer… (Jenny Maltby)
(in my own recent flash fiction workshop in Nottingham, I got people to write their life story in 100 words, but it all had to be lies. Maybe you could try that in 1000 words - Sally)
Never judge a book by its cover. We had that as a writing group flash fiction, it was fun to write. (Carol Neal Thomas)
If you’re going past a charity shop, nip in at pick an object or a piece of clothing at random from the shelves. What’s its story? (Victoria AKA Velda Elliott)
people watching…….pick a random stranger and try to imagine a story around them. Disclaimer: Don’t make it obvious though as they may think you’re a weirdo. LOL! (Kate Boardman)
And the final one is from me. Write something based on a conversation you’ve overheard recently. (Sally Q)