The 31-day Think Like a Writer series challenges writers to write at least 750 words each and every day for a month. I used the website 750words.org, but you can do it with pencil and paper or on your computer. These creative writing prompts are meant to be “morning pages” or practice in Thinking Like a Writer.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Observe the world around you
- Observe Sensory Details
- Noses: Observe Characters
- Make Your Characters Move
- How to Create a Mood with Sensory Details
- Discover Your Passions
- Be Mean to Your Character
- How Old is Your Character?
- Subtext: What is this story really about?
- Write in Scenes
- Give Your Character Something to Hold
- Emotion from a Photo
- 3 Ways to Handle Time in a Novel
- Titles that Readers will Love
- Make an Image become a Symbol
- What what you are SCARED to write
- Everything is Worse and Worse
- Writers Need to Whine Sometimes
- Found Object Stories
- Set the Scene: Panorama
- Set the Scene: Zoom
- Set the Scene: Scan
- Omniscient POV
- 1st Person POV
- 3rd Person POV
- Different Perspectives for Different Audiences
- Before and After: Reveal Character
- Secrets and Letters
- The Other Side of the Story
- Unlovable Characters
Start Your Novel
Starting the Journey
Why Editors Focus on Page 1
STEP ONE: Clarify Your Idea
STEP TWO: Review Your Skills
STEP THREE: Plan the Opening Chapter
STEP FOUR: Plan the Opening Line
STEP FIVE: Now, Write!
STEP SIX: Revise
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