Welcome to a brand new year of Writing Sparks. You can find all the past issues by clicking on the “prompts” link in the menu. (Well, you’ll be able to see most of them. Hyde is running a little behind on the page maintenance.)
If you are in need of writing inspiration, try one of these writing sparks. There’s something for everyone– fiction, nonfiction, even a little fun. Use the ideas individually, or mix and match them as your muse sees fit.
Query Spark: Welcome to July! Time runs fast in the magazine world, so if you’re pitching a pub with a six month lead time, this is the month to send summertime ideas. Barbecues, picnics, and travel will be big right now. Don’t forget your sunscreen.
Character Spark: Imagine the life of a trapeze artist.
Story Spark: One character must deliver an heirloom to another. But the second character does not want it.
Setting Spark: Let your story start aboard a ferry.
Fun Spark: Facebook status messages from history. Why not write status messages for your favorite historical figures (or fictional characters)?
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