Thursday, March 24, 2011
Creative Writing Prompts Inspired by a Mix of Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Taylor
Prompt 1: A line from the show spoken by the character Mae is "It was the punch bowl, Honey, the cut-glass punch bowl."
Write from the prompt: Cut-glass punch bowl.
Prompt 2: The character Dr. Baugh says, " Sometimes I wish I had a pill to make people disappear."
If you had a pill that could make anything you wanted to disappear, what would it be and why? Write about it.
Prompt 3: Here is a quote by Tennessee Williams:
Start a story where a character finds some kind of good luck charm and write how good luck comes along to help your character solve the conflict her or she is facing.
One of my favorite quotes by Williams is from his play STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE. It is spoken by Blanche, and Elizabeth Taylor played Blanche in the movie version of this famous show.
"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers."
Write a poem in third person about an act of kindness.