You can do them in any order (see below for explanations of the prompts, they will vary daily).
- Sentence start (past tense): Ted looked at the clock until…
- Keywords (present tense): know, portable, cash, quick, slow.
- Dialogue only: A blind date.
- One-word prompt (future tense): brittle.
Have fun, and do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on!
- Sentence starts = what they say on the tin. You can start the beginning of the story with them or a later sentence but they’re a great way of kicking off.
- Keywords = the words have to appear in the story but can be in any order and can be lengthened (e.g. clap to clapping).
- Single-word prompt = sometimes all it takes is one word to spawn an idea. Sometimes it easy, sometimes hard but invariably fun.
- Mixed bag = two characters, an object, a location, a dilemma, a trait. Mix them all together and you have a plot… usually.
- First person piece or monologue (a one-sided conversation).
- Dialogue only = this is where you literally just write a conversation between two people. No ‘he said’, ‘she said’ or description, just speech and the reader has to be able to keep up. 🙂
- Second-person = some of you will know that I champion. The prompt can be in any style but has to be written in second-person viewpoint… oh, what a hardship. 🙂