Writing Prompts pt. 99

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  • Write down your New Year’s writing resolutions.

 

  • You see a meteorite crash down and when you go to investigate you find it covered with strange hieroglyphics.

 

  • You are watching t.v. on New Year’s day when you see a news report that says scientists expect the world to end at the end of this year. What happens?

 

  • You travel back in time and realize you are in a parallel universe, but when you try to get back you get lost among the multitude of parallel universes.

New Year’s Writing Resolutions!

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It’s a new year which means it is the perfect time to both take a look back and reflect on the last year and plan out the year ahead. Ask yourself if you accomplished everything you hoped to this past year. Hopefully the answer is “no.” Not because I want you to do badly, I’m not usually that mean. Rather I believe that writers should have so many plans and dreams that it would be impossible to have everything.

Either way, get out your pen and paper (or computer for you younglings) and prepare to start this year off right by writing down what you hope to get out of your writing career in the months to come. Here are some of the resolutions off my list, feel free to post your own in the comments. Good Luck and Happy New Year!

  • Finish at least three books, including one novel.
  • Stick to my schedule of writing at least five days a week, regularly.
  • Practice making ebook covers.
  • Work on editing my manuscripts in a timely manner (I usually despise editing).
  • Go to six new places or events (writing fodder).
  • Win a writing competition.
  • Get published in a print or online magazine.
  • Learn at least five new skills (more writing fodder).
  • Win Nanowrimo.
  • Finish my first screenplay.
  • Work on branding and marketing myself.
  • Make at least one good book trailer.

Tips For Writing A Memoir

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  1. Make it interesting – Just because it happened doesn’t mean it must be told. Remember that your memories will always mean more to you than to other people.
  2. Write your memoir in the first person – It’s about you after all. Using I, my, me, etc. is acceptable.
  3. Tell the bad – A perfect life is impossible. It is our faults and failings that bring us together and make life interesting.
  4. Be yourself – Try to stay as true to your own voice as possible.
  5. Distance yourself – This can help when writing about a traumatic experience, as well as helping you to see different perspectives of the event.
  6. Use fiction writing techniques – Show, don’t tell, build suspense, learn to write good dialogue, make your setting a character, etc. This will help keep your readers entertained and help to make them more invested in a story.

Writing Prompts pt. 102

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  • When a giant military robot falls from space you decide to steal it for yourself in order to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

 

  • A girl is sent a locket by her grandmother that is supposed to allow her to call up her very own knight. When she tries it out not only does it work, but the knight happens to be the cutest boy in her school.

 

  • You’ve heard of killing people with kindness? Well what are you supposed to do when smiling at someone means that they will literally end up dead?

 

  • Your character has had a recurring dream of a girl locked in a cage, then one day the girl from his dream transfers into his class. What is the mystery behind the dream?

 

  • You find an asteroid that contains some very valuable and rare minerals, and hurry to claim it. Now someone is trying to kill you off and claim it as their own.

Writing Prompts pt. 101

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  • Brainstorm a list of romantic things your significant other could do for you that would impress you.

 

  • Your character lives by a set of railroad tracks. One night there is a crash and something strange lands in his backyard.

 

  • Write a story about a character experiencing a new and strange holiday.

 

  • Try your hand at creating a new language.

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