Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Story Starter Scene Prompts-15 and Critique Contest

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 2
• 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 hook out.
• Most of all, have fun!

Prompt Words-2:
1. injury
2. hope
3. chill
4. lift
5. ski
6. vacation
7. ranger
8. rescue
9. missing
11. foul
12. play
13. avalanche
14. lodge
15. crimson

Scene Starter Sentences:
A. "That one hasn't been open for years."
B. "Are you a novice?"
C. "All I know is there was a huge rumble!"

Happy Writing!

Cheryl Wyatt


Ashley Ludwig said...

Cheryl, I'm so using these for my current WIP. You just wait and see. Now, how to work Avalanche into a story set on the shores of Isla Mujeres in Mexico... hmmm...


Lisa Lickel said...

I haven't participated yet because I'm in the middle of promo and re-writing, but I used to enjoy them on another group I belong to. Sometimes it's just as helpful to you, yes? as others.