We’ve been talking about cold starts this week and Mother Nature has been doing her part to provide an appropriately chilly atmosphere. My outdoor plants, which had been fooled into thinking it was springtime by the warm weather just a few weeks ago have been shivering their way through several nights of freezing temperatures – not something they are used to here on the West Coast.
I have been bundling up in my fuzziest blanket here at home and watching coverage of the Olympics, something that’s not particularly conducive to getting words on the page. I have the day off work on Friday, however, so I’m going to throw off the blankets and make a serious attempt at getting some writing done.
Care to join me?
For those of you working away on a story (whether a first draft or a polished version on its way to publication), we’d love to hear a bit – whether it’s a scene, a paragraph, or even a phrase that you are especially pleased with and would like to share.
If you don’t have a story in progress, or just want to work on something new, maybe our weekly writing prompt will catch your creative fancy. This week we’ve got a theme and some random words to work with.
Here is today’s writing prompt:
Write a story where: your characters are trapped somewhere
And includes any (or all) of the following random words:
dark crash isolated hungry
foreign mistaken pocket crooked
pressure furious ankle paralysis
clever accidental lemon treasure
If the writing prompt doesn’t speak to you, here is a photographic prompt. Perhaps it will spur a story moment for you, just like the goblet did for Diana Gabaldon in the video we posted earlier this week.
Whether you’re sharing a bit of your current work or writing something fresh based on the writing prompt, we hope you’ll join us for today’s Story Time.
Happy writing to all!