Are you looking down, or is it your character? Why are you there? What do you plan to do next? What do you actually do next? Use this writing prompt from the Writers’ BLOCKbusters series to help you develop a character for your Work-in-Progress.
Examine the photo, and then use one of these phrases as the starting point for an exercise:-
Down, down, so far down, she leant further forward, the edge of the stone parapet cutting into the spare flesh at her waist.
We could put a glass roof over it, that would keep the rain out and let the sunshine in… but will Alexi say yes?
I should never have come, he’ll see me. That’s his desk there, the second window from the right, if he looks out of the window he can’t miss me here.
It felt like flying, it wasn’t quick at all, she expected it to be over in the minutest part of a second, but she was still here, floating, like a bubble blown from a child’s bubble wand.
He crouched behind a wall, listening for the sound of marching boots. He was breathing so hard from running, he had to hold his breath. Was that them, fading away? A hand clutched his shoulder.
© ‘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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Today’s #writingexercise to shake away the cobwebs: looking down by @SandraDanby http://wp.me/p5gEM4-1Lq