Monthly Writing Prompt | May 2023

The ground shakes. Overhead, birds of every type are flapping wildly, feathers rain down as they collide in their frenzy to escape. Behind you, a splintered tree crashes to the ground. You want your feet to move, but it feels like you’re stuck in mud.

Muse Stimulators:

  • What catastrophic thing is happening?
  • What was happening just before this event began?
  • How does this event change your character’s trajectory?
  • What happens next?

Author: MJ Pankey

MJ is a writer and writing consultant devoted to her muse and to helping other writers gain confidence, overcome obstacles, and unleash the story within. She offers multiple services on her platform,, and creates helpful content for writers on her youtube channel.

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