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Writing Prompts & Exercises

Writing Prompts & Exercises #2: The Discovery

Your characters are out exploring the city at night, or camping in a long overgrown forest, or scuba-diving at a local lake; they travel through a place comfortably familiar to them during the day, only to be rendered strange and magical in the dark. They discover something they had not noticed before, or maybe something that never existed until that moment, that they must leave behind when they go.

WP&E submissions can be any length and cover any genre as long as they stick to the scenario provided. Submit your writing on the contact page, and it’ll be featured next Monday alongside an excerpt of my own writing from this prompt!

Writing Prompts & Exercises #1: The Late-Night Drive [Submissions]

Hello everyone! Submissions from our first WP&E are in, using the prompt “The Late-Night Drive”. I’ll admit I had tons of fun writing this and got a little carried away in length, and I was very excited to read our single other submission!

“Untitled” by CJ

Peaceful quietness enveloped the young man’s small lab as his hands made small movements, working with vials and tinctures that condemned he was up to no good. A wall of strange creatures that ranged from snakes, frogs, and scorpions down to the most minuscule of things like insects made muffled sounds behind their extra barrier of thick glass. Not because he was afraid of them, but because he enjoyed silence. It was the frogs that bothered him the most, usually. He set the vial he was working with aside while moving his left hand up to reset his glasses, and turned in his stool to view the monitor for results.

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Writing Prompts & Exercises #1: The Late-Night Drive

Your characters find themselves on a long, late-night drive/flight/journey. Maybe it’s just two close friends, or maybe it’s a group of five or six on an unexpectedly long road trip. With no other distraction besides conversation and the landscape passing by, your characters are bound to get to know a little more about not only their companions, but themselves.

WP&E submissions can be any length and cover any genre as long as they stick to the scenario provided. Submit your writing on the contact page, and it’ll be featured next Monday alongside an excerpt of my own writing from this prompt!

This WP&E is closed – check out the submissions!