For today’s writing prompt, I’m borrowing an idea from Saturday’s HeartLA writer’s group presentation given by my friend and fellow writer, Christee Gabour Atwood. In this exercise, you will be creating your inner writer superhero. Think of superpowers you would like to have as a writer to make your writing successful. Example: a photographic memory allows you instant access to all of your writing research and you have the ability to transfer your words to the computer screen with just a thought. A super imagination can also be a superpower, so let it run wild and claim as many superpowers as you like.
“We all look normal on the outside, but there’s something inside us fighting to get out.” – Christee Gabour Atwood, In Celebration of Elastic Waistbandshttp://www.christee.biz/
You have purchased an antique desk that once belonged to a well-known author. This author can be alive or deceased. You are able to correspond with the author through a secret compartment in the desk. Write a list of questions you would ask this author.
“You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.”
As I was sweeping up the week’s worth of cat fur from my two feline companions, I started thinking about all of the things I mindlessly throw out. Take the cat fur for instance. Look at how much I have after just one week! In a few months time, I could have enough for a nice sweater. Cat fur is soft, right? Granted the color isn’t pretty, but with Rit red-violet #131 and a few knitting skills, I could have a cozy sweater by Mardi Gras 2013–provided the Mayans were wrong!
Just in case you’re wondering…yeah, I’m going to look like this in my Mardi Gras cat sweater…I wish!
You have published a best-selling novel and you’re now waiting to go on stage and accept an award from your favorite author who is presenting it to you. Describe that perfect day in your life from start to finish.
“I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.” – John Steinbeck