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!
314. Your character is swimming in a lake not wearing her glasses. She squints at a shape coming toward her in the water. What does she think she sees?
That is so weird, why is there a huge tree trunk floating in the middle of the lake – surely that should of sunk and not float.
It is weird though as I get closer the trunk is changing shape – ohhhh silly me it’s a rowing boat.
315. Your grandmother gave you a book that you refuse to read. What’s the book? Write a thank you note to your grandmother, pretending that you read it.
The book is one about something I am not interested in like knitting. I will write a letter thanking the grandmother saying it is an interesting book.
(This would never happen, book are interesting and I would be intrigued to look at it to see why it was given to me.)
316. Write a love scene from the point of view of your hands.
I love the fresh air, hang on a minute, I am moving onto a stranger’s face – the face is quite soft though, tad gristly where there is a bit of stubble. Ok phew not going to hurt myself now as now on soft hair moving up and down creating a nice feeling. Ok I have been moved down to the neck and now the shoulders – I like the feel of the cotton shirt he is wearing. Allow me to balance easier because of his height.
317. A woman is struggling to get a large package into the trunk of her car. Her son doesn’t get out of the car to help her – write the scene.
He can see me struggling but Robbie refuses to get out and help because it is raining. This stupid package is also his birthday present so I know why he wouldn’t be helping.