For some time now I’ve been following a blog called Yeah! Writers, which gives some prompts as well, probably better than mine.
So today in the subway ride (both, there and back, and don’t give me that look because in an hour and a half I can do a lot of things), I started writing some prompts myself that I want to share with you all. They’re only ideas, but if you want to take it as a challenge, go right ahead. If you need another little push, here’s a suggestion: use a timer. And if you have some prompts yourself, please tell me so I can add them to the list. Also, for now it's only going to be a list of ideas, so it can be open to interpretation and you can do whatever you want about it. I think, later on, it'd be more like questions of certain things. We'll see how this goes and then keep working on some more stuff.
What I want to do with this is only give you a subject to write about. Just a what, the how is completely up to you. If you keep in mind that the person who’s reading doesn’t know about the place, the person, or the object you’re describing, it may help you to write in a particular direction. Then again, maybe the reader knows and hasn’t been to that place in a while, so it would be like bringing back a memory. If it is a place or an object, try and remember all the little details about it, so we can have a good mental image of what it looks like. If it is a person, you can leave all the physical details behind and only talk about their personality, or otherwise. You can also write about your least favorite things, if you feel like it.
This is a relatively short list, and I’m working on some more. As I said before, if you’ve got any ideas, you can either give them to me or make a list of your own and put it up. It could be anything! To give you another idea, I’m working on two other things related to this: one is a list of completely random words that might spark something up in your mind; the other one is a list of titles, both good and shitty, that might have the same effect.
So, here you go:
Okay then, people. Go! Write! RECord!