So summer seems to really be on the upswing. I hope you keep a journal on hand at all times to jot down events and experiences that would make good fiction. Let’s keep going with our writing prompts, shall we? Be sure to share some or all of your results in the comments below, then polish it and send it in for Issue #2!
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: Fred, the monster (protagonist), wants to discover happiness (goal), but Laurie, the famous acrtress, is keeping him from this dream (obstacle). To achieve his goal, he loses weight (action).
Extra Credit Sensory Detail: a man wearing a plate on his head