Write a story about super hero(es).
It’s Census Night and we’re at the house of the Three Bears. Mama Bear is trying to fill out the census on-line as Papa Bear is computer illiterate. Baby Bear, now a teen, has just gone to bed to find Goldilocks there. There is a knock at the door…
Use mostly dialogue to continue the prompt.
Take a scene you are working on and insert a hook to pique the reader’s interest. As examples:
- something in the setting is strange, or
- there’s something missing / unsaid in the dialogue between your characters but one or more keeps dropping hints.
Part 1: Think of two secrets
Part 2: Think of two characters
Part 3: Match one of the secrets to each of the characters. Now write a scene or story in which the two characters are stuck in a broken down train and can’t get out for hours. Neither wants to share their secret, but they can’t think of anything else.