I recently finished reading a novel called A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines for one of my English classes. Off topic, I’m taking two English classes for my final semester of community college. Sounds fun right (it’s fun but overwhelming)? Back on topic, the main character, Grant Higgins, must teach a young man named Jefferson how to be a man before he is executed for a crime he didn’t commit. I know most of you may have read this book so you know the outcome of what happens.
Today’s prompt is a bit unique and the events of this novel relates to what goes on in the media today involving young Black men such as myself. As you know from the novel, Jefferson is demonized by being called a hog. Grant does what he can to prove to Jefferson by telling him he’s not a hog.
We all have our moments when we feel like we’re not good enough or someone says something to us, out of anger and frustration usually, that gets under our skin. So for tonight’s final original prompt before the hiatus officially begins: Recall a time when you felt less than human. Did you fail a test? Did you make a mistake at work where your boss or co-worker made you feel upset? Did someone call you an animal or inhuman for any reason?
Let me know in the comments below or do pingback by linking my URL on your blog post.
The word length for this prompt is around 500 words or less. Try not to write about a story that’s too personal or hurtful to explain. I know it’s a bit contradictory, but if there are any stories that bring up old wounds or are too personal to share, you don’t have to.
Good night folks and keep on writing. I’ll see you soon!
Good evening followers! I hope you’re all doing well and keeping your pens and fingers busy. Mine has been busy a lot as of late which is why I’m typing this post. As of tonight, I’m taking a short hiatus from this blog. What this will mean is it will still be active but I won’t. My life has been a small roller coaster as of late. School is kicking my rear. I recently volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, rehabilitating a small family house. I had a great time and will be doing it again possibly next week (if transportation funds are well with me in the coming week, the perks of living in New York). I’m looking for part-time work.
I will post regularly on April 3rd to the 11th since I have Spring Break and back to hiatus mode. Now I said that this blog will be active. How if I’m not posting? I will be queuing posts from various blog sites, either from WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr. Although most of these posts won’t be original content I still want to provide helpful tips and prompts for you all to keep writing. I’ve been sapped out of creativity for writing prompts as of late, but luckily enough I’ve been doing independent writing for myself. There will be a new prompt tonight before I close the curtain when school’s over for me.
As a developing community, I want us to grow as writers. I believe that all of you including myself, whether we’re rookie or veteran writers can improve further. Remember there’s always room for improvement. The new prompt will be up in a moment. I just wanted to let you all know what’s going on. if you have comments, questions and suggestions on what I should do spark some creativity, I would greatly appreciate it. I hope you all keep on writing and have a safe weekend.
Later fellow writers. 🙂
For today’s prompt, write about what writing means to you. We’re all writers, so writing about this hobby and profession is something we can share our personal feelings about. There’s no word limit for the prompt. Write until your heart’s content. I want to know why you love writing and how do you feeling when script on paper or type on a keyboard. Have fun with this followers! And as always, post your response in the comment section below or on your blog by pinging my URL into your response. Have a good day everyone.
Some of us are writing novels and novellas. Most of us want to write novels and novellas. For those of us we’re considering publication and there are some trials to publication. For today’s prompt I want you to imagine that your novel is published, it’s a bestseller and you’re offered a movie deal. Would you want your hypothetical novel or novels adapted into movies? There are times when a movie adaption don’t always follow the novel. Another element for today’s prompt you should consider, if the movie adaptions of your novel does follow the book would you be pleased and vice versa?
Let me know in the comments section or on your blog by linking my URL. Enjoy your day followers!
A few years ago, there were reports in the news where people experienced zombie-like behaviors. Some people were afraid that there was going to be a zombie apocalypse. Now that there hasn’t been reported stories of these undead phenomenons the hype and fear has decreased. With the popularity of the TV show and graphic novel series The Walking Dead, along games like Left 4 Dead, The Last of Us, Day Z, the zombie craze is still fresh. I want to make today’s prompt interesting and I’m going to do this two ways. You’re free to choose both options.
1. I want you to write a descriptive essay on what you would do if a zombie apocalypse were to happen. How would you react. How you would prepare for this situation? Where would you go? Who would you save? Are you currently learning survival tips and tricks?
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2. I want you to write a short, fictional, scenario based story about a zombie apocalypse occurring in real-time. Think about plausible reasons on how and why a zombie apocalypse could happen. I want at least 1500 to 3,000 words for this short story. There’s no time length on when you can respond to this second option. Short stories take time, planning and editing, so no pressure for you followers. This second option is designed to flex your short story muscles so have fun with this.
As always you can submit your responses in the comments section or on your blog by linking my URL to your response. Happy writing and enjoy your day followers!
We all lead busy lives. The old stereotype of writers spending all day and night crafting their novels and publishing them. That’s definitely not, especially in our world today (unless that person is well off and doesn’t have to work a day in their life again). Most of us have day jobs, attend school, commute, run errands and many other commitments. While we may not have time to write all the time but sometimes it does give us a sense of creativity.
I want you to write a few paragraphs on how your daily life affects your writing. You can tell me what your occupation and hobbies are and how that maintains your writing habits. You can respond to this prompt in the comments section or your blog by linking my blog in your response. Also, if anyone who isn’t a follower of mine, you can answer this prompt as well.
We all have smartphones and or tablets, or both. There are so many apps to choose from to help get through our daily lives. The best thing, or possibly the worst thing, if you get addicted to it, about smartphones and tablets are games. With popular games like Candy Crush, Flappy Birds and Clash of Clans, there are many people spending their free time on these games.
For today’s prompt, I want you to write a 2 paragraph prompt on what is your favorite flash or mobile game on the market. As always, you can respond to this prompt in the comments section below or on your blog by pinging my blog in your response.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to try out Clash of Clans. I’m not actually. Have a good day followers.
Good evening my followers. I didn’t have any prompts scheduled in my queue for yesterday so there was no prompt. I haven’t had much of a creative spark lately due to school and personal matters. However I’m beginning to gain some spark. It’s funny how life can give birth of creativity for us writers. It’s truly a blessing. Anyway, let’s get started with new prompts(throws confetti)!
The first prompt, which was supposed to be yesterday’s prompt: What are you writing at the moment? Are you writing a novel? A novella? A screenplay? An article perhaps? What about an essay for school or work? Share what you are writing at the moment without going into too much detail. We wouldn’t want our precious ideas get stolen. I’m joking. You can share full details. There’s no paragraph and word limit for this prompt.
The second prompt, which is today’s prompt: Are you suffering from SAD? If you don’t know what SAD is or know, SAD means Seasonal Affective Disorder. Because of the dangerous Winter storms and the relentless polar vortexes lately, how’s your mood been lately? Do you also get SAD in the Summer season as well? I want you to write at least 3 paragraphs or in the form of a short non-fiction story detailing whether you get SAD.
As always, you can post in the comments section below or post your response on your blog and pinging my blog within your post. Stay warm and have a good night followers! 🙂
We all have stories we want to share. The problem is we don’t know where to share our stories. That’s where we think big, publishing. Yes, that risk-taking, breaking out of your shell, nine letter word that most of us think about in our writing career. In today’s technological world, we have several options to publish our writing where the traditional route isn’t necessary anymore. There are some people who would like to get a professional viewpoint to see if there story or novel is worth it to be on bookshelves. If you’re a seasoned ‘I’ve gone through publishing houses and my novel wasn’t up to their standards’ veteran you have resorted self publishing.
The direction of this prompt will be different. For those who have gone through publishing your novels, whether they’re fiction or non fiction; I want you to write to up 3-4 paragraphs detailing your experiences of traditional and or self publishing. What was it like and which do you prefer?
For those who are looking to publish your novels, which route do you want to take? Post in the comments section or respond on your blog-linking my blog to yours in your post.
Similar to the Science Fiction prompt I want you to write at least 3 paragraphs detailing on what form of Horror you like best and what you don’t like about the other. Like all prompts you can either answer them in the comments section below or in your blog and linking my blog to your response.