Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Scary Story

Bwah-ha-ha-ha-ha. It's the time of year for scary stories. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction there's just something fun about trying to write a scary story with a beginning middle and an end that leaves your readers thinking and maybe even a little creeped out. Today's prompt is going to challenge you to do just that.

Pumping Your Muse Prompt:

Write a story based on this photo that is told from a ghost's POV, but try not to let that secret out until the end of the story.

Have fun!

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Sunday, October 04, 2009

Character Depvelopment

Character development is an important aspect of any story, whether it's a short story or a novel length project. For today's post take an existing character from a work in progress or use it to start a new story.

Pumping Your Muse Prompt

Write a scene that offers a visual image of your character and also reveals something about the inner character. Link the character's appearance to their personality.

If you don't have one in mind, use this image to pump your muse.

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