Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Story Starter Scene Prompts-6 and critique contest

NEW NEWS! Let me know in the comment section of this post whether you find these prompts helpful. As incentive, everyone who leaves a comment on at least one Story Starter Scene Prompt this month will be entered into a drawing to receive a free critique/assessment of one of your scenes written from one of my prompts. This critique does not guarantee you will be published. This is simply a published author offering kind but honest feedback on the drawing winner's scene.

AND...you will receive 1 entry for each comment entered on separate weekly prompts during the course of the current month month. I post prompts every Tuesday unless I'm guestblogging elsewhere. In that case, still leave a comment and I'll count the comment as another entry. Be sure to leave a valid e-mail address. I suggest you put [brackets} around the "@" sign so Net Spiders don't phish your address.

Onward to this week's prompt....

Story Starter Prompt
• Write a 500-3500 word scene using five of fifteen Prompt Words.
• Begin each scene using one of three Scene Starter Sentences.
• Use any combination of (1) sentence/(5) words.
• Do three separate scenes with each prompt if you want.
• Or if you’re really brave, try using ALL 15 prompt words in their proper usage and incorporate all three sentences into your scene hook ins or hook out.
• Most of all, have fun!

Prompt Words:
1. spy
2. bug
3. suitcase
4. timer
5. thorn
6. rose
7. chill
8. leather
9. concourse
10. Italian
11. pepper
12. spray
13. darling
14. crepe
15. creep

Scene Starter Sentences:
A."I know it's there."
B. Now to find it.
C. "We're running out of time."

Happy Writing!

Cheryl Wyatt


Anonymous said...

HI. Don't enter me in the contest, but I had to say...your prompts are great. I've been deep into my two latests wips, so I haven't been able to do your prompts lately...but I like them.

Once things settle down, I hope to get back into them, so keep 'em comin'.

From one of your prompts WAY back in the fall, I've turned it into a novel....so that's way cool! Your prompts are great!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Lynn...that IS cool!

I hope that novel sells! How cool would that be?