If you’re someone who has never used a writing prompt, then you probably won’t really understand the importance of them. Not only are they great in helping you to write, but in doing so they also help to clear your migraines, so I guess they’re sort of like a bundle of inspiration and 500mg of paracetamol all in one.
The ultimate pill for a writer – all it’s missing is the caffeine…
But seriously, if you’ve never tried using a writing prompt, then you’re really missing out. I like to make use of them at those times where I feel as though I want to write but have no clue what I want to write about. You know those days. The days where you should be working on your main project, but don’t feel up to it, so in order to not feel like a total failure, you decide to write something else. The only problem now is you have no clue what to write about.
That’s where writing prompts come in.
So, are you ready to be inspired? Keep reading, I’m about to make your day a whole lot better.
Today I have a prompt for all you plot-twist fanatics out there. This one really packs a punch.
Here it goes.
The sun is setting over the land before you in the form of a crimson red kiss; a sign of all the days that have come and gone. A sign of all the days that are yet to dawn.
As you rest your head back against the tree, you breathe in one final breath. You release it slowly, not once taking your eyes away from the pistol that you have resting on your tastebuds.
What Happens Next?
Well, that’s up to you to decide. That’s the beauty of writing prompts. What I envision could be totally different from the next move that you see – that’s one of the reasons I love writing so much.
The purpose of this exercise is to focus on nailing those plot-twists, so keep those coming, but aside from that, go HAM.
Try this prompt for size and create something based on it. If you do write something, please share it with me in one way or another. Tag me in a post, post it in the comments, send it to me in an email – I’d love to read your work. Who knows? If you send something my way and I really like the way you write, I might just offer you some discount on my editing services. Or even edit a few chapters for free. So it’s worth a try on your part.
Now get going, those plot-twists aren’t going to think of themselves.
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