Really? It’s Friday already? That doesn’t seem possible. I’d have guessed Wednesday at the latest, especially considering how many things remain on my “To Do” list for this week. Obviously, I need something to get me into a Friday-state-of mind.
Sounds like a job for Writing Sprints.
But first, let’s stretch our creativity with a few minutes of Pickup Line Improv.
Stories (especially romance stories) often feature a “meet cute” where the hero and heroine first encounter each other. Sometimes, like the story I just read, that encounter happens in a bar or at a party. It may start with a simple “may I buy you a drink” or something more complicated like Tony’s “chaos theory line” in Jenny Crusie’s Bet Me. Your task is to come up with some creative pick-up lines – either something that the characters in your current WIP might use or just some general purpose pickup lines. For extra credit, set the scene where the encounter happens and include how the recipient responds to the line.
I’ll post my own effort later today, but now it’s your turn.
- Think of a pickup line
- Show it in action
- Post your results in the comments section.
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Ah, you’re back. Kind of fun, right? Can’t wait to see what you have come up with.
Now that you’re all warmed up, time to start sprinting.
As a reminder, the goal is to flex your writing skills and to jump start your creativity. It’s all about getting words on the page, not getting the perfect words on the page, so pull out that pen/paper, computer, or whatever your writing implements of choice are, and Write.
- Set a time period (i.e., 15 minutes)
- When you’re done, note your progress in the comments (i.e., “15 minutes and 394 words”)
- Rinse and repeat
I hope to see some fun creative efforts and good word counts in the comments to motivate my own efforts.
Happy writing to all.