Not much of an update this morning–still chugging along while listening to my novel’s spotify playlist. I did however, finally get a job, so that’s exciting! Removing the stress of interviews has definitely helped me get more in the writing flow for week three.
But I understand that a lot of you might be struggling this week–anecdotally one the hardest of the four weeks when it comes to motivation. Remember that you got this!
Today’s writing prompt:
Food! Write a scene (or two, or four) where your characters eat something. Describe the food. Is it unique to your world, or an everyday snack? Is it tasty or gross? How does eating it make your character feel–is it the single best moment of their life or just a boring everyday occurrence?
And if you need food inspiration, feel free to check out my food Instagram, full of handmade food and baking!
Today’s writing prompt has more of a DIY approach. Try using this random sentence generator to inspire a scene in your story.
It’s also really good to laugh at. My personal favourites from playing with it today were “The wooden spoon couldn’t cut but left emotional scars.” and “At that moment I was the most fearsome weasel in the entire swamp.“
Both are bizarre, but make me want to know the story behind them.
Comment some of your favourite randomly generated sentences below!
Sorry for the late prompt today, but here it is! Just having a lazy day after a busy week.
For day 13, here is another photo prompt!
What struck me about this photo is it made me think about all the details of a person. Whether that’s clothing, body language, or nuances in their expressions and speech. Everyone is unique, including our characters. Thinking about defining features or differences in how our characters talk and act can make our stories feel more alive.
So today, try to think up some unique features or descriptions of your characters. Or just write a scene about a young girl with laughter in her eyes.
Week 2 is nearly over and the halfway point is within our grasp. Week three is often one of the most challenging of November–the fatigue and over caffeination start to take their toll and the idea well can dry up.
But don’t be discouraged by that. You have a story that is worth telling and you’re doing great no matter what your current word count is. Remember, we’re nearly halfway!