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#CharacterStory Writing Prompts 2012/05/14

Use one or more of the prompts below to inspire one or more character stories: Write a story with the scene depicted by the photo at top of this post, “New York #flickrmeetup – Come and meet us at the High Line!” (Click for a larger view.) Write a story with a character who periodically […]

Monday Morning #CharacterStory Writing Prompts 2011/06/27

A photo: top of this post, which the artist has entitled, “Never a frown, with golden brown.” (Click for a larger view.) A personality type: ISFP. A need: the need for emotional intimacy. A quirk: Always writes in 1337-5p34k (leet-speak). Feel free to comment below with a link to your story if you use any […]

Monday Morning #CharacterStory Writing Prompts 2011/06/20

Happy birthday to me! (Yup. Don’t know whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.) A photo: top of this post, which the artist has entitled, “.” (Click for a larger view.) A personality type: ENFP. A need: the need for attention. A quirk: Loves to dance, and does not have to be on […]

Monday Morning #CharacterStory Writing Prompts 2011/06/13

A photo: see the top of this post. (Click for a larger view.) A personality type: ESFJ. A need: the need for security. A quirk: Names his many tropical fish all after characters from his favorite novel. Feel free to comment below with a link to your story if you use any of these prompts. […]

Monday Morning #CharacterStory Writing Prompts 2011/06/06

A photo: top of this post, which the artist has entitled, “Please Don’t Go.” (Click for a larger view.) Of the photo he says, “This was a shot I took during Alyssa Barajas’ production of a music video for the song ‘Please Don’t Go’ by Barcelona. It was an amazing night, so many emotions and […]

Monday Morning #CharacterStory Writing Prompts 2011/05/30

It’s Memorial Day (here in the US). That’s not a story prompt, just a note. Here are today’s story prompts. Use one or all of them to inspire a story. A photo: top of this post, part of a group of photos the artist has entitled, “Mis 25: Pasando la franja etaria.” (Click for a […]

#CharacterStory Prompts 2011/04/11

I want to post a list of character-story prompts each Monday, culled from various ideation sources. These prompts are raw ideas, and I’d like to write a story inspired by one or more of these prompts, posting the story on my story blog for #FridayFlash. This really just a variation of the process I usually […]

Writing Prompts from Classic Stories

Here’s a way to come up with story ideas: retell a classic story, with a twist or two. Or merely use an extant story for inspiration. Finding inspiration in other stories is a long-held tradition in every medium, including film, television, and prose. Walt Disney is the obvious example, having made umpteen animated features out […]