Want to keep your writing brain active, even if you’re not working on a project at the moment? Once a week I’ll give you writing prompts in three different forms: a person, object or place; a starting point, and a picture or photo.
I suggest you use one, two, or all three of these together as prompts for a micro-story (250 words or fewer). On the go? Write it on your smartphone or in a little notebook.
If you are working on a longer project, notice whether any of these gives you a new idea about some aspect of that. Don’t worry about making it perfect or whether it’ll get published-–although if you like it, why not publish it on your blog or send it to a friend?
The person, object or place: A mousetrap.
The starting point: Your protagonist loses his or her phone.
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