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!
353. Where would you be now if you had married your first love?
The other side of the world
354. Imagine someone who tells a lie to himself and others. What would happen if he stopped?
He would realise how dull, dark and boring their life actually is and that they are actually lying to compensate for something.
355. Put your character (or yourself) in the dark. See what happens.
It is so dark I cannot see a thing, where is the light switch? I need to shuffle towards the wall to find it. What the hell was that noise – i hate the dark!!!
356. You are a military officer responsible for going to people’s homes to tell them that a family member has died in combat, is a prisoner of war, injured, missing in action, and the like. Describe one of the notification scenes.
Seriously! Who writes a question like this!?!?! They are so sad and morbid. I refuse to answer this as I can’t imagine how hard that is to do and writing a ‘imaginative version’ is just both insensitive and wrong to people who have to do this in their own lives.