Thursday, November 02, 2006


Squirrel's Story Starter for November is here!

Remember...your retain all rights to your work and I do not print it anywhere.

Contest will end November 25, 2006.

Winner will be notified by December 1, 2006

New prompt will be posted by Dec 5, 2006. Previous month's winner will receive their prize by this date as well. (Prize consists of a new Steeple Hill release as well as another notch added in the chance to win a 6 month subscription to the Steeple Hill line of their choice.)

Submit a 500 word scene to Cheryl @ Cheryl (close spaces on either side of @) using the following prompt:

Begin your scene with one of the following sentences, and use 5 of the ten prompt words in the body of your scene. Give it any tone you wish, but I'm going to be looking for strong beats (action gestures the character performs) to ramp the tension in this scene as well as compliment each of your dialogue lines. I want to be able to picture this scene as if I'm in the audience and your characters are on stage.

Scene Starters:

"They found it by the river."

"I'm afraid I have to pass."

"I thought she was with you?"

Prompt words: (You may use any variation of each word, ie plural, etc.)


Happy Writing!!!!



Cheryl Shaw said...

Squirrel, you're killing me!! :)

I'm trying to be so disciplined and finish my WIP before I start on the one bouncing around in my head, but this prompt is screaming for me to let those characters loose!

Must go pound head on keyboard now.

Hope Chastain said...

Oh, boy.... more toughies... *grin* I don't know about this bunch, but I've copied them down. It took me a while before something clicked last month, too, and look what came of that! *grin*

Lara said...

Hey Squirrel -

I'm determined to get a scene right! All the prompts have so many possibilities. I'm going to try to rope one in now.

Hope Chastain said...

Squirrel, did you get my entry? Please let me know if it didn't arrive so I can send it again. Thanks!