WIP Challenge – November 2022

Write a scene where your character encounters water. Describe how the water interacts with the environment and how it affects your character. Does it worry them? Terrify them? Soothe them?

Happy Writing!

~MJ

Monthly Writing Prompt | November 2022

A sound calls to you from the void, pulling at you, nagging. You reach for it. Maybe you can give it a nudge and convey that you want to be left alone. But your hands find nothing, and the sound keeps battering your ears.

Muse Stimulators:

  • Who or what is making the sound?
  • What does the sound mean?
  • Where is the POV?
  • Why does the POV want to be left alone?
  • What happens next?

Happy Writing!
~MJ

WIP Challenge – October 2022

Incorporate an extreme weather condition into your narrative. Show how this affects your character’s mood, attire, living space, and choices for the continuation of their journey.

Happy Writing!

~MJ

Monthly Writing Prompt | October 2022

The person in front of you is red-faced, jaw-clenched, fists balled at their sides, they look ready to punch something, or someone, and mad enough to do it. You stare, fumbling for words that won’t form. How can this situation get any worse? More importantly, how could it possibly get better?

Muse Stimulators:

  • Is the person mad at the POV or someone else?
  • What relationship does this person have to the POV?
  • What happened to make this person mad?
  • How does the POV feel about the situation?
  • What happens next?

Happy Writing!
~MJ

WIP Challenge – September 2022

Looking for a fun writing challenge to add comedy to your narrative and more distinct character voices?

Write a scene where your character gets a superficial–but annoying–injury (stubbed toe, jammed finger, papercut, etc). Then make it a nuisance for following scenes.

Happy Writing!

~MJ

Monthly Writing Prompt | September 2022

You wish you knew how this would turn out. As you hesitate, everything that could go wrong swirls together in your head. You feel dizzy, shaky; the stakes suddenly appear much larger than they were just a moment ago. But then, what if it all goes according to plan?

Muse Stimulators:

  • What is the POV hesitant to do?
  • What are some things that could go wrong?
  • What are the stakes?
  • What will happen if it all goes according to plan?
  • What happens next?

Happy Writing!
~MJ

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WIP Challenge – August 2022

Ready to add depth to your work in progress (WIP) with a new writing challenge?

Write a scene in the place where your main character (MC) feels the safest. Draw attention to the elements or characteristics that contribute to their feeling of safety.

Happy Writing!
~MJ

Petey says hello!

Monthly Writing Prompt | August 2022

Wind whistles outside. Damp creeps in. With a silent groan, you brace yourself to face whatever madness awaits. You always knew this day would come, you just hadn’t anticipated it would be quite so…wet.

Muse Stimulators

  • Where is your character?
  • What madness awaits?
  • Why is it so wet?
  • How does your character feel about what awaits them?
  • What happens next?

Happy Writing!
~MJ

Petey says hello!

Monthly Writing Prompt | July 2022

Excitement stirs inside your chest. It’s today! You’ve been looking forward to this for what feels like forever! As you get ready, something gives you pause. It doesn’t feel right, as though something, or someone, is pulling you back.

Muse Stimulators:

What is supposed to happen today?
Where is the POV?
Who, or what, is pulling them back and why?
How does your character feel about this sudden change?
What happens next?

Happy Writing!
~MJ

Petey says hello!

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