December 17 Journal Prompt: Your Own Personal Mary Sue

Who Is Your Perfect Person? We’re going to play around a little bit with character traits here. I want you to think about your ideal person, and think about what makes them perfect. Thinking about a perfect person might sound count productive. After all, wouldn’t that essentially be creating a Mary Sue? For those of…

December 16 Journal Prompt: Inspirational Flaw

What Flaws Does Your Inspirational Person Have? In a continuation of our look at how to develop a character, and thus how to generate writing prompts, we will build off the journal prompt from yesterday. Now that you’ve taken the time to learn and write a little bit about the person who inspires you in…

December 7 Journal Prompt: What is Revolting?

What in life revolts you? This exercise can be fun, or it can be dark. I’ll let you decide where you want to put it. While getting to know yourself and your writing, you’ll come across practices that might pertain to your goal that just make you feel gross. For example, many writers detest the…

Writing Prompt: The One You Despise

There are two things that every story has to have: A plot At least one character The two are very interwoven. You need the character to carry the reader through the plot, but you need the plot so that the character isn’t just hanging out on their couch all day playing video games. However, more…