Inspired by the recent deluge of mentions in paper about crime in and around the city of Hastings, MN.
Writing Prompt: The city of Hastings, MN is experiencing a rash of recent crimes. They range from attempted abductions, to the most recent finding of 600 “wild” marijuana plants growing on a hillside in town. Write a short fiction piece (Let’s shoot for a minimum of 350 words) explaining the SUPERNATURAL cause behind the crime increase. Think witches, warlocks, werewolves, demons, and, yes, even vampires.
Why selected: To help break us out of our molds a bit and write something that we wouldn’t normally write.
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This week’s writing prompt is from podcast entitled “Writing Excuses.” It was featured a few episodes ago, but seemed to be a good one to start us out on.
Writing Prompt: Go someplace, use all five of your senses, and for thirty minutes write about the place you’re in. Not the people though. Just the place.
Origin: Writing Excuses 6.11: Making Your Descriptions Do More Than One Thing
Why selected: This writing prompt seems to be a great exercise in world building/scene descriptions. Hopefully this will help is better describe the world our characters live in.
Sharing your results from the weekly writing prompt certainly isn’t required, but feel free to share via a link in the comments or bring to the next writer’s group meeting.