Thank you to the awesome Rachel Poli who tagged me. Here’s to creating a “chain” of stories written by writers and bloggers.
- Pick one of the five given writing prompts.
- Set up the Blogger Prompt Chain banner and publish your story under the banner.
- After your story, continue the chain by forwarding an invitation to five bloggers or writers. (In case a writer doesn’t have a blog, guest posts can be offered.)
- Don’t forget to link the writers to your blog and back to the one who invited you.
- Publish the five writing prompts and rules.
a) The End of The Bucket List
Write a story about a character who finds out that he or she is dying and has been knocking things off his/her bucket list and has finally reached the last item.
b) Get Out of the Car With Your Hands Up
You’re driving to your favourite city when you’re stopped by a police officer. Sure, you were going a few miles over the speed limit, so you’re not overly surprised. But you are surprised when the police officer gets to your car and screams, “Get out of your car with your hands up!” This leads to an unexpected night for you. Write this scene.
c) Hiring a New Villain
Your old villain quit over creative differences, so you’ve put yourself in charge of hiring a new villain for your novel. What questions do you ask? What does the new villain’s resume say? Write this scene as if it were a job interview.
d) At The End of The Rainbow
You and a friend have decided to try and follow a rainbow to see if the end holds a pot of gold. But when you finally reach the end, you find something much more valuable than a pot of gold—and it changes your life. Write this scene.
e) The Letter All Writers Should Write
Write a letter to a person who supported your writing career, whether that be a friend, a family member, a teacher (even one that supported you at a very young age before you knew that it would blossom into a writing career), an author you’ve never met but have been inspired by his or her writing. Do you thank them? Do you blame them? Take the letter in any direction you want.
The Letter All Writers Should Write:
Dear Ms. Davis,
Thank you for everything.
I will never forget all you did for me when I was young and dumb.
Thanks for taking interest, for asking questions. More than anything, I’m thankful you believed in me…even when I didn’t.
I’ll always remember you pulled me aside not once but twice. You cared enough to talk to me and see if I was okay before sending me home. You were also the first person who got the chance to tell me someone else wanted to publish my work.
I don’t know if I would’ve taken writing as seriously if not for the start I had. The beginning of every writer’s career matters a lot. I had a good one thanks to you.
I can’t remember everything but I remember some things. I’m sure the memories will come back. Slowly but surely. I’ll treasure all of them.
Your lessons have gone a long way. I owe a lot of my current successes and failures to you. I have no regrets.
You taught me how to be a student. More importantly, you educated me on how to be a writer.
I wonder where you are right now. I hope you’re doing well.
Thank you so much for everything.
I like to believe you’re proud of how much yet also how little I’ve changed. I’m still just as concise and vague at twenty years old like I was at fourteen.
I’m going to be that blogger who tags everybody and essentially nobody to participate.
Thanks again to Rachel Poli for the invite. I hope you’re all following her amazing blog.