Remember, all writing prompts are taken from The Writer’s Toolbox by Jamie Cat Callan, a great little kit to spark your creativity when you’re feeling blocked.
How this works: I will use the toolbox to identify a protagonist, his or her goal, an obstacle to that goal, and an action the protagonist takes to achieve the goal. I’ll also post an extra credit sensory detail for you to use in your story in some way. Use your imagination to build a story around these elements, and post your results in the comments section so we can all be wowed by your creativity!
Sizzlin’ Summer Writing Prompt #2: Don, the jailbird (protagonist), wants to get rich (goal), but Bill, the paleoclimatologist, is keeping him from this dream (obstacle). To achieve his goal, he learns to forsee the future (action).
Extra Credit Sensory Detail: five bucks left on the table
- Sizzlin’ Summer Writing Prompt #1
- Sizzlin’ Summer Writing Prompt #2