This is a dramatic situation. Someone is considering climbing onto the next balcony. Why? Where is she? Will she do it or not?
This is a writing prompt from the Writers’ BLOCKbusters series.
Follow these four steps:-
Decide on the tone of your piece: dramatic action, or contemplative;
What is the motivation of your character – excitement, rebellion, escape, boredom, futility, a youthful dare, a drunken error of judgement;
Describe the setting, the building, the height above the ground;
Populate your scenario with other characters, or none;
Consider the risk.
Turn this into a short story.
Now experiment with motivation. Write separate stories for new characters with different reasons for climbing to the next balcony.
© ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby
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