Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, it's good to start your day with a little creative writing practice.
It gets your juices flowing—so no matter what you spend time writing the rest of the day, the writing seems to come easier.
Plus, if you try this on a regular basis, you'll get better at writing dialogue, using sensory details, and creating dramatic tension in your work.
Here's what to do.
I say "practice" because most of what you write in this notebook won't be full-fledged stories, just snippets of stories.
Still, the longer you stick with this morning writing practice, the more creative you will get.
And, after a while, you'll find that you might be writing complete stories using the prompts.
If so, good for you.
But the main purpose of the prompts is just to give you some creative writing practice every day.
Here are some visual and written prompts to help you get started:
"You'll see," she said.
"At least you'll never leave me," she said to Max.
First thing every morning, choose one or more writing prompts and spend just 15-20 minutes writing in response to the prompt(s).
Make a commitment to do this for one week and see what happens.
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