How about those crazy summer storms? They start with a hot, humid summer day, then the wind picks up and before you know it those fat drops of water are pouring like sheets from sky, with thunder rolling around in the background from what seems like every direction. Have you been caught in one yet? Or have you watched from the safety of a porch, sipping a glass of cold riesling (like me)? Maybe you can use your own summer storm experiences in this week’s writing prompt. Add a little romance for that sizzle! Then be sure to share some or all of your results in the comments below, and polish it up 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: Margaret (protagonist), who loves Sy, wants to see the world (goal), but a fear of heights is keeping her from her goal (obstacle). To achieve her goal, she gets on television (action).
Extra Credit Sensory Detail: the hole in his sock