Okay, folks, I’m trying something new, and I would really love your input. I’ve found that some of the best development for my books comes from things I write that aren’t actually going to be in the book—scenes that are written for the sole purpose of getting to know my characters, my world, etc.
So this is my plan. On Mondays, I will post a writing prompt geared toward character/story development. On Friday, I will post my own response to the prompt (nothing long, just a brief scene), along with links to anyone else who participates. You can post your response any time between Monday and Friday–just link to your post in the comments of Monday’s prompt, and I’ll tag you on Friday.
This is a great way to link up with other writers and get people excited about what you’re writing. Plus, you can totally justify it as counting toward your writing goals of the week, AND exercises like this really help me get unstuck when I can’t seem to make any headway.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t have to be long, it doesn’t have to be earth-shattering. You just have to have fun with it!
What do you think? Are you in it with me? Do you have any suggestions on how to run it better? Would you completely stop reading my blog if I started posting writing prompts? Let me know in the comments! I would really love to hear feedback as I plunge into this new attempt.
To kick things off, here is a prompt for this week:
Take a minor character from your WIP and write a scene from their past, before your story takes place.
Also, the fabulous Lisa over at Accidental Bohemian was kind enough to interview me! Click on over to check it out!