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
OBJECT:
• 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
10.compartment
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

2 comments:

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.
jean