I am certainly not claiming that this weekly prompt posting will be a great list that will draw people in from far and wide. But it might be. You just never know! And I'll certainly never know unless I try :) The main reason for doing this is to gather as many creative ideas as I can in one place and share them with YOU so that we both can stay creative, stay inspired, and stay motivated to write and create art.
Our first stop on the creative prompt train is the Insecure Writer's Support Group. If you don't yet know what the IWSG is, click HERE for a fantastic explanation. Every Wednesday, there's something inspirational posted to their Facebook page and their website. Today, the topic is TITLES. I don't know about you, but titles either hit me with something amazing or don't come at all! Argh. In fact, I've got a book right now that I'm digging and digging for a title and getting nothing but dirt and worms.
Imagine yourself in this predicament. You're standing around, waiting for the bus, waiting for the subway or the light to turn green. Suddenly, you feel light, buoyant, almost as if you were ... flying. You look down and see the ground several inches beneath you. What do you do? Are there people around you? What is their reaction? Do they even notice?
Maybe your character has this annoying habit of flying at the most inopportune times. Like when he's angry. Or sad. Or when he sneezes...
Follow the rabbit trail; see where it may lead:
I swear I never meant for it to happen. I mean, I'm not even sure that it did happen. All I know is one minute Gregg was standing there, jabbing is fat finger in my chest and the next, BANG!, he was gone.
Got any good stashes of prompts? Found an inspirational site you return to for help? What WOULD you do if you suddenly found out you could fly? And Gregg, I mean, where did he go? Why was he so angry? And what did the other character have to do with his disappearance?