Writing prompt – Post apocalypse

Take a notebook to a public place. Observe  for a while. Make a note of what might change, in a post-apocalyptic world.  Now answer the following questions:Natural-History-Musuem-London

  • What causes the apocalypse?
  • What remains, one year on?
  • What’s the biggest challenge for survivors?
  • What, if anything, is positive about this post-apocalyptic world?

 

Imagine yourself as a survivor. Write for at least 15 minutes, without pausing to edit or censor. Let it flow, see where it takes you.

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Writing prompt – If I were Prime minister

What if you were the prime minister?

Imagine yourself in their shoes. (It could be the current prime minister or a past or imagined future prime minister). Write a journal entry as if you are them.

20150823_123425Write  for 15 minutes or more. Don’t plan, edit, or censor. Just write and see where it takes you.

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Writing prompt – where have you been? #3

Look back through your diary/calendar for the last week, month, or year. Make notes as you do this: themes, topics, places, thoughts, feelings.

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Now read through your notes and respond to this prompt:

When I look back though my diary/calendar I notice:

Continue writing  for 15 minutes. Don’t edit or censor, just let it flow and see  where it  takes you.

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Writing prompt – character development

Take a notebook to a public place. Observe someone for a moment. Make a note of their appearance, their mannerisms, and, if you are able to hear, some of their conversation.  Now imagine some extra details by creating a list of questions that you will answer about them:

Your list could include:3582448109_5d8301fc7b_z_1

  • what is their home like?
  • who lives there with them?
  • if they have a job, what is it?
  • what is their secret?
  • etc etc

Generate a list of questions. Then answer them.

Now write a scene featuring this character (make sure you give them a name).

 

Write for at least 15 minutes, without pausing to edit or censor. Let it flow, see where it takes you.

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Writing prompt – journaling tip

You can use this technique as a personal development tool or for creative development. Ask yourself open questions (e.g. what do I want? how will my character deal with…? why is … happening?)

Answer them in your journal. Don’t wait until you think you know the answer. Start writing and see what emerges.

Write  for 15 minutes. Try not to pause, edit or censor.journal-1024x685

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