When you live in a place, you cease to see things. We all become victims of subjective vision. Try looking around you, at your everyday scene, as if you were a stranger. Take an ordinary object and start writing. Here’s a FlashPIC writing prompt from the Writers’ BLOCKbusters series.This is a sign from London’s St James Park, discouraging cyclists from leaving their bicycles. Try this scenario:-
You are a student on holiday in London, this is your first visit;
Choose a nationality, and decide how much English you can a) speak and b) read;
You have your own bike and need to leave it unattended in the park, outside a park building for some reason [you decide what];
Do you ask for help? Ignore the sign? Walk away? Perhaps a passer-by stops to help?
And what happens as a result of your actions? Are you arrested? Is your bike stolen?
Write 500 words based on this photograph.
© ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby
What are ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’?
I want to help you put words on the page. Those words won’t necessarily be the first line of your novel, or indeed anything to do with your novel, but they will be words to fill that intimidating blank space. And it couldn’t be quicker. Writers’ BLOCKbusters is a collection of three ebooks of writing prompts. Why are they different? Precisely because they are short, easy to use, and flexible. Designed for writers of fiction, any genre, novels, short stories, flash fiction, they are suitable for all genre of fiction precisely because each exercise is based on a subject unrelated to whatever you are struggling with. I am not looking over your shoulder.
Ebooks coming in 2019 at Amazon…
Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 FirstParas
Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 FlashPics
Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 WordStorms
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