Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Story Starter Scene Prompts-9 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. 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 sentence 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 hooks out.
• Most of all, have fun!

Prompt Words:
1. truck
2. stop
3. cage
4. overhaul
5. mechanic
6. female
7. million
8. dollars
9. hidden
11. FBI
12. agent
13. daughter
14. driver
15. widower

Scene Starter Sentences:
A. "You'll not believe what I found in that old thing."
B. "If we don't have it by five..."
C. "There's only one way out of this."

Happy Writing!

Cheryl Wyatt


Joanne Cleary said...

What a cool idea. I am definitely going to give this a try. Who knows where it may lead ...

kystorywriter said...

Cheryl, I miss the contests, not just for the prizes but for the competitive writing, but thanks for the prompts.