Three years ago i bought a book in Tampa which is meant to be a great for creative like minds and for the past three years I have made it my New Years Resolution to complete it. The book is called 642 Things To Write About by The San Francisco Writers Grotto. I never got round to writing many of them so what’s a better way then getting through them then writing a few as an article each week! Enjoy!
145. Put two characters, each of whom wants something from the other, in a room together. Neither of them is allowed to ask for it straight out. Give them five minutes with only dialogue to get what they want.
“So eh, Ally, I see that you have the golden pencil there in your hand”
“Ha, yes I do Jake, I see that you are wearing those sunglasses on your head. We are inside. Didn’t you find them on the floor of the grass outside our building?”
“Yes I did, someone must of dropped them. So the pencil – it’s very shiny, it looks like its been polished, maybe a lot so that no-one would use it”
“Yes well I saw it on the side and I desperately needed to write down something. So these sunglasses are they sure they don’t look familiar to you?”
” hmmm..now you mention it yes they do…i wonder if they are my boyfriends…”
*Ally rolls her eyes*
146. Write two prayers for your character: one to be said in private, one to be said in public
‘Please make sure everyone is happy and that we all aim to get along with one another. Everyone should love one another and please being peace to everyone.’
‘ Please make sure I get the job I want. Please make sure that guy I really like asks me out. please make sure that I get lots of money.’