If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ideas for A-z

I am Participating in the A-Z Challenge and have spent several weeks panning out ideas for it. One idea I'd like to share with you is if you are having trouble coming up with ideas- try short writing prompts!


 Write for at least 100 words about a mystery, a historic item, a house, coins, and a shoe.


Write for at least 150 words about a coin, a pine tree, and a politician.


Write for at least 1 minute about an agreement, a deck of cards, a dragon, and a treasured heirloom.


Write for at least 300 words about a disagreement, a businesswoman, a banjo, and a key. Focus on description that uses all five senses.


Write for at least 200 words about a case of mistaken identity, a fire, a lightning bolt, and a crutch. Focus on describing unusual details.


Happy writing!

18 comments:

N. R. Williams said...

Excellent writing prompts. I will include YouTube for some of my post. I figured people could use a break from reading.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Anny Cook said...

Ahhh. I call these "jumpstarts" and I've been doing them for years. Most of my books started as jumpstarts...just to see where the story idea was going. Great idea.

Pk Hrezo said...

Great idea! I'm still working my ideas out. I look forward to reading yours!

Stephanie said...

Oooooh Great prompts!!!!! I am doing the challenge too and decided to just write about whatever word popped into my head first.....I guess we'll see how this goes!! LOL!!

Talli Roland said...

Great writing prompts! And yay for the A to Z Challenge. I can't wait!

Kittie Howard said...

Love these raw beginnings. That's how I got the idea for the story I'm doing now.

Rachel Morgan said...

I, um.. haven't done that much planning for A-Z! It always felt like ages away and now it's like... less than two weeks!

The Golden Eagle said...

Great idea.

I've started to work on my A-Z Challenge posts (I've got just over a week planned so far) and I want to get them done by the end of the month so I have time to sit back and read during April itself!

Jules said...

LOL, I knew I could count on you. I'll have to come back to remember all of those, I am older you know :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

KarenG said...

There are SO many people doing the A to Z Challenge! It's going to be a blast to read all the posts. Will you do a letter a day about fairies? Because that would be awesome! All I know is that I'm going to post short, like really short. And I'm going to click all over the place and try to visit about 25 different blogs a day. Whew!

erica and christy said...

Thanks for the tips, we're still trying to figure out if we'll be able to do it or not (March was so busy for us, we aren't too organized right now!!).
erica

Old Kitty said...

Enjoy your A-Zing challenge!! Great prompts too!! Take care
x

Michael Di Gesu said...

Thanks for the tips ...

These are a wonderful way to spike your writing skills.

The Words Crafter said...

Hey, you just gave me some ideas, thanks!!!!

Nas Dean said...

Enjoy your A to Z challenge. Great writing prompts.

Carolyn V said...

Good luck on the a-z Summer! The writing prompts are awesome! My minds full of ideas!

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

Love the prompts! I'm making a list including genres I like. Should be fun including short stories in the a to z :)

Julie Flanders said...

I've just signed up for the A-Z Challenge, and discovered your blog. These are wonderful prompts, thanks for sharing them! I'm looking forward to following your blog, best of luck with the challenge!

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