Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fun Ideas & Tips #7: Mix and Match

Consider this one an instant writing prompt source that can be used over and over and over and over…

  1. Write down the first setting that comes to mind.
  2. Write down the names of three things.
  3. Pick a conflict that has nothing to do with anything in either 1 or 2. This can be emotional, physical, a war, a natural disaster. Big or small, it doesn’t matter.
  4. Write down the name of an idea. This can be any concept or emotion.
  5. Pick either an animal or a plant.
  6. Pick an occupation. It can be a hobby or a profession from any time period or dimension.

Now write a scene using all of these things together. See what crazy or inspired ideas get flowing in your head. Have fun with it.

Do you have a writing warm-up or writing block breaker you use a lot? Share your method in the comments.

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