Writing Prompt: Digital Assistant POV

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Most of us are aware that we now live in a modern age, where digital assistants live in our smart homes and can take all kinds of instructions.

Some of us find them amazing and couldn’t do without them, others of us wouldn’t trust them an inch and don’t want them in our house.

But have you ever wondered what it’s like on the other side of the coin?

Is Siri secretly an evil genius?

Is Alexa a dumb idiot who wonders why you’re always asking her questions she doesn’t understand?

Write a piece from the point of view of Siri or Alexa. Give them personalities and decide exactly how clever they really are.

This could get scary really fast!

Happy writing 🙂

 

 

Writing Prompts: Birthdays

Birthdays can hold amazing memories and sometimes contain embarrassing and even tragic recollections. People all over the world have different traditions for celebrating birthdays. You may even celebrate your birthday in a unique way with your own family. Here are some fun creative writing prompts about birthdays:

1. Write a story that begins with a character suffering from a terminal disease. The scene begins with the character celebrating what he/she believes is their last birthday. What happens next?

2. Write a story where two main characters (who do not yet know each other) are preparing for their big birthday bash. However reservations get mixed up really quick and the two characters end up sharing the same party.

3. Write a story about a couple that are having a very difficult time in their marriage. One spouse decides to throw an amazing surprise party. What unexpected surprises occur?

4. Write a story about a child’s birthday gift which becomes alive. For instance, a child receives a large stuffed unicorn that comes alive and talks.

5. Write a story about being trapped in birthday-Groundhog day and reliving your own birthday over and over again.

6. Research some amazing and generous things that people have done for others for their birthday. Write a story based on these incredible stories.

7. Write a story that begins with the character celebrating their 90th birthday.

8. Write a story about a man who can change any given birthday in their life. Which birthday do they choose and how do they change it? How does this impact the rest of their life?

I hope these prompts inspire some amazing writing!

Via: http://www.litbridge.com/creative-writing-prompts-about-birthdays/

Writing Prompts: A Story After Sunrise

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Writing concisely is a great skill to have. It means you can connect with your readers in an instant rather than half a page, and that really packs a punch. But making the most meaning possible in the least amount of words can be very difficult. So, here’s a writing prompt to help you work on the weight of your words. Beware, this one is not for the faint-hearted!

Part 1: A story.

Write a short story starting with the sentence “We watched the sun rise”. It can be set anywhere, at any time, and be about whatever you want. Make it at least a page with as many details as you dare to think up.

Part 2: A paragraph.

Here’s where it gets tricky. Condense your story to a single paragraph. It may seem impossible to cut anything out, but you can do it. Think about what’s really important to your story and trim back the fat. We all have to ‘kill our darlings’!

Part 3: 25 words.

Turn your trimmed paragraph into (around) 25 words. Think about how can you merge multiple meanings into single words. This is where your vocabulary can come in handy. As long as you keep to ‘the point’ of your story you can whittle down your words and still get to the crux of what you want to say.

When you’re finished you should have three versions of the same story. This writing prompt is tough but totally worth it, because when you have your final sentences you’ll have some truly concentrated words and images. It also helps to see that your creative intentions don’t disappear with the words you cull, which makes it easier to write and edit your longer works. You can then apply this process to any novel or article you are writing and make your works concise.

Happy writing!

Via: https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/writing-prompts/weekly-writing-prompts-12/

Writing Prompt: Christmas Acrostic

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OK, so unless you’ve been living under a rock in the outback with no internet connection, you can’t have failed to notice it’s getting close to Christmas.

If you’re anything like me you will have been fighting this whole festive thing since it started in September – I mean seriously, let’s at least enjoy celebrating Halloween properly before we even contemplate getting out the tinsel!

But now it is a mere few weeks away, perhaps it is time to really embrace the Christmas spirit – mince pies, fairy lights and all – so that you can enjoy it before it whooshes past in a whirlwind of wrapping paper, silver bows and baubles.

So with that in mind, your writing challenge should you choose to accept it is: Write a Christmas acrostic poem.

This is simple. Spell out the letters of C.h.r.i.s.t.m.a.s. down the left hand side of a page, and then write a verse for each line beginning with the appropriate letter. I first did this back in primary (elementary) school, and my Mum still gets it out every year now.

You don’t need to spend hours creating a masterpiece, although do that if you feel inspired, but just have fun with it. Enjoy the process of creating something festive. It might just get you into the Christmas mood. And who knows, if it’s really good, show your mum – she may just decide to get it out every year from now on, too! 🎄🎅🏻🎁

Via: https://www.bustle.com/p/25-writing-prompts

Writing Prompt: Spooky Story

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In the run up to Halloween, I will be doing some themed writing prompts; and without further ado here is today’s:

Write a spooky legend about your neighborhood.

Suburbia can be just as scary as the big city! What does it look like? Who lives there? What happened…?

Think Urban Legend or Scary Movie, make it as creepy as you like – but remember, you just made it up so don’t freak yourself out!

Via: https://www.bustle.com/writing-prompts-for-fall

Writing Prompt: School of Magic

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In the run up to Halloween, I will be doing some themed writing prompts; and without further ado here is today’s:

Design your very own school of magic!

What does it look like?

What subjects are taught?

Who are the teachers?

What’s the hot back-to-school gossip?

Anything goes, so have some fun with it…

Via: https://www.bustle.com/writing-prompts-for-fall