Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving Dinner

Your character is sitting at a table for Thanksgiving dinner. Who else is at the table? What are they discussing? What are their facial expressions and body language? What is on your character’s plate? What is your character thankful for this year?

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You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write yourself out of a thinking block.

John Rogers

Writing Prompt: The Lost Letter

One of your characters comes across a letter in the back of a closet while searching for something. Your character becomes emotional after reading the letter. What was your character looking for in the closet? Who is the letter from? What does it say? What is its significance to your character? Show how your character is feeling.

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I deal with writer’s block by lowering my expectations. I think the trouble starts when you sit down to write and imagine that you will achieve something magical and magnificent—and when you don’t, panic sets in. The solution is never to sit down and imagine that you will achieve something magical and magnificent. I write a little bit, almost every day, and if it results in two or three or (on a good day) four good paragraphs, I consider myself a lucky man. Never try to be the hare. All hail the tortoise.

Malcolm Gladwell