If, like me, you’re wrapping up a major project, you may be casting around for some new ideas. Even when I’m deeply embedded in something, though, I often use prompts to explore new ideas – either for my current work or just as a way of getting the creative juices flowing.
Prompt of the day is a new Write This Now feature – every weekday I’ll be tweeting out a writing prompt which can be read in full and run at WTN.
Enemy within. What happens when a character is torn by their love for someone and a loathing of their actions.
— Matt Zandstra (@inflatableink) September 12, 2017
Random fragments and juxtapositions are a great way of sparking ideas. (See also the Write This Now image prompt).
— Matt Zandstra (@inflatableink) September 13, 2017
There is something ghostly to me about memories of my early houses. Sometimes it seems to me that all those old rooms are still playing out scenes.
— Matt Zandstra (@inflatableink) September 14, 2017
I love secrets. They build tension and tend to explode satisfyingly.
— Matt Zandstra (@inflatableink) September 15, 2017