Once upon a time, I had a dream of creating my own creative writing meme where all my bloggy friends would play and we would all chuckle or sigh at the silly or poignant stories that we would create. It was going to be really fun!!! And then no one played.... except Ginny. (Thanks, Ginny, for the super-duper validation!)
I figured maybe not everyone likes creative writing like I do. But, I'll be honest, it's made me a little gun-shy and it froze me in my writing tracks for a while. Well, the spring thaw is here (in December, mind you) and I want to WRITE!!! So, I'm going to write by myself. If anyone wants an exercise in creative writing, feel free to play along. I've decided that Thursdays are still going to be a fun writing day for me. This will just be a little exercize... a brain-gym if you will. Who knows... I might just get some new stories going that I might actually want to continue.
SOOOO... I need your help, please. I would like random writing prompts in my comment box on Thursdays. It could be anything. A sentence or a fragment of a sentence or a theme, or a situation that's funny, sad, cool, weird, etc. Then I'll use someone's prompt for the next Thursday's post.
Using a random phrase like that created the lime kilns story which was very fun for me to write. I really liked writing that way- forced to use a word or a phrase. It was challenging and made me take interesting directions.
I hesitate to do this because I feel like I'm trying to toot my horn... but please know that I just want to write, and I need story-writing workout session. Hence the brain gym. If I get no comments, I have a website that I found for writing prompts, but I'd rather have fun using yours if you feel inclined to give them.
So, please leave me a topic or a phrase in my comment box and I'll randomly pick one to write on next Thursday...