Writing Sparks: April 2012

Long time readers will probably have noticed a glaring omission in the month of March. No sparks. In fact, until I sat down to write this edition, I had no idea I skipped it. Welcome to the world of multiple deadlines. Hopefully, these new prompts will make up for the missing ones from last month. To view past editions of Writing Sparks, click the “prompts” link in the menu. (Well, you’ll be able to see most of them. I’m still running behind on 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.


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Query Spark: Hello October! (In the editorial world, that is.) Now is the time for harvest festivals, chili recipes, and fire prevention (October is fire prevention month).

Character Spark: Imagine a character whose life is governed by this quote: “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.” ~ Unknown

Story Spark: It started a series of practical jokes. Then one day, I walked out and found my car plastered with cheap, artificial leaves. Covered, as in super-glued to the paint. Suddenly, it wasn’t funny anymore. Suddenly, we were at war.

Setting Spark: Write a story that takes place entirely underground.

Fun Spark: Create a chart detailing what a certain possession might say about a person. Think cars, pets, weapon of choice… er… For example, this chart showing “What your Vehicle Says About You.”

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