Writing Advice

Writing Prompts Week 1

As promised on Twitter, here are a few writing prompts. If you get stuck on your story, follow me on Twitter

@WIPlinoPrompts or @MissMikkiNoble

I’d be glad to help (if I can).

As you may or may not know, I started #WIPlino in November to help writers get through #NaNoWriMo and to share their work if they so wished. Someone suggested I keep it going (I’m looking at you, Alexis Ames) and her we are, five months later. Thank you everyone for your support and without further adieu, here are some writing prompts for you.

  1. She smirked wickedly at the man who would be hers. If not for the fact that he _________, she’d be thrilled to keep him…
  2. I watched as the sun rose over his gravestone. The black lettering mocked me as if it were saying…
  3. The roaring fire was nothing compared to the beating of my heart. I must have run a mile trying to escape…
  4. Water slapped at my feet as I tried to see the fight going on across the cove. I instantly froze when the guy picked up a rock and…
  5. She slapped the ruler against the desk and screeched, “You children should be beaten for what you’ve done, but,” she offered, “since that’s against the rules, I think I’ll just…
  6. The howling wind blew across my yard as I ran up the sidewalk, just thankful to be home finally. Tires screeched against the pavement as I quickened my pace, but it was too late…
  7. The frame slipped off the wall and I jumped, shrieking and clutching my chest. Why had it fallen? Then another one slipped from its hook. This time I could swear I saw a…
  8. The black cat rubbed his head against my leg, practically smiling up at me and begging me to…
  9. He slipped a note across the desk. My heart pounded in my chest, my stomach flipped in excitement. This was the moment he was to…
  10. She flicked the switch and the lamp illuminated the dusty old room. Old climbed into her nose. That was the only way she could describe it. Stale air, musty odor and years on undisturbed dust clambered at the prospect of escaping its prison. She ordered herself to turn back, but then she saw…

Every week I’m going to post more prompts and there’s a daily prompt on Twitter, if you follow @WIPlinoPrompts.

And as an added BONUS, you have a chance to win a $50 Amazon card. All you’ve got to do is share your work on Twitter and use the hashtag #WIPlino. The person who shares the most tweets for the month of April will win the card.

Card will be in Canadian funds (because that’s where I live…).

Best of luck to everyone in your writing journeyโ€”whether you’re committing to Camp Nano or not.

yours truly,

A Clumsy Writer

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