Spent the evening devising a plan for this years NaNoWriMo. It took up so much time just planning, and that didn’t even involve writing any of the story. Oh dear…I’m doomed 😉
The meaning of winter.
Is it putting on a thick coat, wrapping up in scarfs, gloves and hats, and bring the biting wind to get to work, uni or school? Is it dying to stop at the nearest coffee shop just so you can warm your numb hands after a walk around town, frantically trying to buy last minute Christmas presents?
Or is it sitting in the house desperately trying to warm your hands up so you can write or type the next chapter of your story?
Well yes, it’s all of that, but for me…it is this…
“Winters were made for warm blankets and large books.”
Need I say more?
Everyone loves a happy ending.
Maybe it’s a reunion between family members, maybe it’s a couple finally getting together after fighting through every obstacle that comes between them.
My prompt for today is to write a story based on the prompt ‘Happily Ever After’ in a short story of 1500 words or less.
It can be about any theme you want, just make sure there’s a happy ending of some kind 🙂
If you look into the face of someone who is in despair, what do you see?
Are they crying? Do their eyes speak words that they can’t express through their pain? How do you know that it’s not just sadness but a deep despair instead?
Try and answer these questions in a short story of 1500 words or less. Try and understand what the character is going through, their thoughts, feelings, the physical symptoms of such a strong emotion, and most importantly, what has caused them to feel such despair.
To carry on with my theme of tears, here’s a wonderful photo I found that fit the theme perfectly…
Photo from: http://500px.com/photo/13701115
Recently, whenever I have read a book in which a woman is badly treated by someone, or they feel upset about something, I’ve always felt furious that they never cry, and instead carry on as normal.
Maybe it’s just me, as I know that I’m quite an emotional person, but I hate that characters don’t seem to cry enough!
Crying is important. Everybody needs a good cry once in a while, it’s therapeutic and makes you feel so much better. So why is it that so few heroines seem to cry?
I’m not suggesting that a character should cry every time something goes wrong, but why shouldn’t they cry when something really affects them, and they feel at a loss of what to do.
So give your girls some therapeutic crying and venting time. They deserve it just as much as we do!
So here is my writing prompt of the day: Tears.
Whether they are happy or sad tears is up to you, but tears are important and everyone has the right to cry.
This photo has just inspired a new novel…wow!