In every city and town there is an abandoned corner of ground, home only to weeds, rubbish and foxes. Take this setting and make something happen here.
This is a writing prompt from the Writers’ BLOCKbusters series.
Explore the atmosphere of this plot, isolated in a busy place, surrounded by roads and railway, as people live their daily lives nearby, the city juxtaposition of wealth/dereliction. Consider how the mood of the place changes – from winter to summer, daytime to night-time. Is it forgotten by the local community? What used to be here and why is it abandoned?
What differences are there if you consider this setting first in black and white, and separately in colour. What changes? How is the mood affected? Does this affect the tone of your planned story?
© ‘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.
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