Who’s watching you from the outside? Republished from Nooks & Cranberries, September 2010.
Some people find objects in the clouds. Your character searches for them in shadows. What does he see here, and why does it frighten him? Republished from Nooks & Cranberries, September 2010.
What ostensibly insignificant details in your characters’ home might be worth mentioning?
Photo Week Day 1
What haven’t you noticed in the world around you, or in the world of your story?
Look outside your window, the one you’re sitting closest to right now. Spend ten minutes freewriting, jotting down whatever comes to mind. Now that you’re warmed up, it’s time to get to work on your current project (maybe the one from Saturday). See if you can write 1,667 words again today.
Perched high above a city street, what does this bird observe below? Use this prompt as an exercise to open up your imagination, using it to envision a place and what’s happening there in detail–without actually seeing it.
Who hasn’t been enchanted by a story about a secret garden or a hidden retreat? Today your character sees a hidden door–and it’s ajar! What does it look like? Does its appearance keep him away or repel him? Write a scene beginning at the moment when he finds the door.
After a long, international flight, your jet lagged character arrives in her hotel room. Too exhausted to even take off her shoes, she slouches into a chair and stares out the window. What’s going through her mind as she looks at the sights outside?