Friday, March 18, 2011
Irish Steps Creative Writing Prompt
The picture above is by William Kumberger and I think it is quite fantastic, both as a picture and a writing prompt. I'm very happy with Dreamstime.com for providing such a great variety of high quality photos for use on websites. It's a generous service for those who are looking for pictures to use on blogs, websites, etc. I was so taken by yesterday's picture that I thought I would look for another one from Ireland, and here it is.
For today's prompt, I offer you to try your hand at a dramatic monologue.
Fiction/Monologue Prompt: Think of it as fiction, and have your character climb these steps. When your character gets to the top, write a monologue of your character reflecting on a conflict that he or she has been struggling with. Toward the end of the monologue, have your character find some sort of internal peace/resolution with the conflict. Try to keep the monologue under 500 words.
I would really love some comments and examples on this exercise. I haven't offered up a monologue before, so I'm highly interested in how it works for you.
Fiction Prompt: Meg and Jo ran up the steps as fast as they could. . .
Poetry Prompt: I hoped to encounter _____________,
but instead I discovered ____________ . . .
Creative Nonfiction: I want to be on the brink of _____________________. . .
Happy Writing and Happy Weekend!