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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Writing Prompts

I love 'em. Absolutely love 'em. I work best when someone drops an idea, a photo, anything. Just gets the creative juices flowing.


While I'm working on the book, and the Awesome, Amazing Super-Stupendous, SCBWI Eastern PA Critique Group Finder,

I'm gonna drop some writing prompts. Feel free to add comments or just take 'em and run, but I'd love to hear what you all come up with!

Today's prompt:

A man sits on the bus, reading a magazine called Hydrocarbon Processing. He's disheveled, nerdy, and also has a copy of Networking World. What secret is he hiding?


  1. The man on the bus is an alien from a distant planet reading up on the trivial discoveries the humans have recently made. While he reads these magazines, he writes side notes on his little intergalactic mini computer. This mini computer, by the way, surpasses even the smartest of the human electronic intelligences. As he writes the side notes, he looks up and around to see if anyone notices that he is an alien, but being such an advanced race he can disguise himself as a nerdy middle-aged man.

    Later on the bus ride, he begins to laugh to himself. This planet, with the frivolous and "unintelligent" species are evolving the same exact way as his own alien planet did.

    Something strange occurred to him, although their planets were lightyears away in distance and in time, they were at one point exactly the same.

  2. No wait, you were supposed to write fiction - not something about me!

    Great job! :)


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