Brain on a go-slow? Get it moving with this writing prompt from Sandra Danby’s Writers’ BLOCKbusters. Go to your bookshelf, close your eyes, and choose a book.
Turn to page 1 and read the first sentence.
Now write your own second sentence, continuing the story.
Repeat for a second book, and a third.
You will now have 3 completely un-related sentences.
Choose one of the three, and use it as the beginning of a new short 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.
Ebooks coming in 2019 at Amazon…
Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 FirstParas
Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 FlashPics
Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 WordStorms
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