Writing Starters Instalment #6

Here’s the penultimate writing starter list for your NaNoWriMo creations.

26. If your main character could choose to play a character in a play or movie, which characters would he or she choose? Is he a heroic and handsome man of action that secretly wants to play Cyrano? Is he a soft-spoken philosophy professor who wants to play James Bond? Or is she a slim, brunette ad executive who wants to play Marilyn Monroe’s role in Some Like it Hot?

27. Scour magazines and newspapers for interesting faces. Give them new names, professions and histories and see if they want to come and play in your story.

28. Brainstorm around the following words: drink, call, space, ladder, jam.

29. Write a story for children. Start with “once upon a time” or “long ago in a land far away.” Enjoy a magic place where anything can happen.

30. Several works share the title, “A Stitch in Time” derived from the saying, “a stitch in time saves nine.” What titles and stories can you create from other proverbs or sayings? Try one of these:

  • What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
  • Once bitten, twice shy.
  • Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
  • Never judge a book by its cover.
  • Jack of all trades, master of none.

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