Read Local by Category: Writing Prompt
This weeks starter comes directly from one of my favorite podcasts, Writing Excuses. Each week several writers talk about one aspect of craft. From point of view, to pacing, to developing style these writers spend fifteen minutes, sometimes with a guest, offering instruction and sharing their approaches. And the best part is they end each episode with an assignment based on the lesson.
Write a list of your top five most desirable artifacts from anywhere in the world. Then describe what it is about each of them that so draws you in.
Hint: This isn't about wanting and possessing, it's about understanding your passions and using that understanding to direct yourself toward those things that represent significance.
In honor of National Poetry month, this weeks prompt will use poetry as a jumping off point for a new story.
Our Creative Writing Group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. We are working through the exercises in Brian Kiteley's The 3 a.m. Epiphany: Uncommon Writing Exercises that Transform Your Fiction. The assignment for April 20th is Fantasy - 154.
In chapter 7 of Shimmering Images: a Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir, Lisa Dale Norton explains the concept of Shimmering Images.