With a November that was crammed full of activity, my video streaming service and I didn’t spend much quality time together. Fortunately, over Thanksgiving weekend I was introduced to the show The Good Place, a fantasy comedy television series that is currently in the midst of its second season.
The perfect calorie-free post-NaNo treat.
The show follows the heroine, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), as she wakes up in the afterlife. She’s in “The Good Place”, but she’s pretty sure there has been a mistake. In the first season, we see her trying to hide her real behaviour and attempt to become a better person, and then later deal with the fall-out from her actions. The episodes (without commercials) are about 22 minutes long, so binge-watching the show is a lot like munching on a bowl of popcorn – you keep reaching for just a little more.
If you haven’t seen the series and have access to it via Netflix or some other on-demand service (apologies in advance if it’s not available in your area), I’d definitely recommend it. Not only is the show a fun watch, but the writers did a fantastic job with the first season ending that resolved the initial story and then immediately threw it into a brand new direction.
Now that I’ve watched my way through the entire first season, it’s time for me to get back to writing. Since I’m not exactly sure what my next story will be, I think a little Random Word Improv will be just the thing to jump-start my creativity.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re in binge-watching your favorite show, putting out the holiday decorations, working away on your current manuscript, or just looking for a distraction, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. I’ll be doing my writing from the comfort of my couch with a steaming mug of spiced cider. Settle into your own favorite writing spot and join me; spiced cider suggested, but not required.
For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:
- Pick as many words from the list as you want
- Write the first line(s) of a story (or a whole mini-story) incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
All right, let’s get started. Here are today’s randomly selected random words – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in the list.
concert discord coward rodent
heroic mask noir virgin
fistfight portal beautiful poet
combustible soul tyrant bewitching
Are you ready? Go!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Back already? Can’t wait to read what you’ve come up with.
Happy writing to all.