Time to Write: Sentence Starter 14

Begin your next story idea or chapter with this sentence. See where it takes you.

Happy writing!

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Time To Write: Show Your Character’s Biggest Pet Peeve

I don’t know what’s up with the character theme this month, but here you go.

What’s the one thing that annoys your character the most? It can be a simple thing that really grinds their gears or something big that annoys most people.

How do the people around your character feel when he/she becomes annoyed?

Feel free to post your story in the comments below. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you respond by Thursday, August 25, I’ll post your story and a link to your blog for next week’s Time to Write prompt.

Happy writing!

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Time To Write: Show Your Character’s Biggest Fear

Last week’s prompt was a Sentence Starter.

Write Something Every Day wrote a great piece:

“He couldn’t wait to see her again. But did he really mean that? If it were true then why did he refuse to follow her on social media? She had chosen someone else over him – that’s why and now, the thought of witnessing what he couldn’t have made him hate her. Hate them.
He had only agreed to see her to make a statement that he was okay. He was ‘fine’. Deep down, in his guts, she had hurt him and he resented that.
Truth be told, what he wanted more than anything was for her to tell him; she wasn’t happy. On their last brief encounter, she had not been herself. She had been broken. She didn’t admit this though, in fact she had made out that everything was great.
So there we have it. He had loved her and she had loved someone else. She broke his heart and months later he wasn’t okay. She was great though, he wasn’t, but she was fine.
So really, he never wanted to see her again. He didn’t want to be a part of that life she lived anymore. And yet, he couldn’t wait to see her again is what he told her.”

Nthato shared a sweet story on his blog, A-Scribe To Describe.

Thanks guys!

This week’s prompt is…

Everyone has a fear.

What’s your character’s and how do they deal with it?

Or do they not deal with it at all?

Feel free to post your story in the comments below. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you respond by Thursday, August 11, I’ll post your story and a link to your blog for next week’s Time to Write prompt.

Happy writing!

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Time To Write: Sentence Starter 12

Start your next story or chapter using this sentence. Or, end the story or chapter with this sentence.

Feel free to change the genders and point of view to fit your ideas.

Feel free to post your story in the comments below. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you respond by Thursday, August 4, I’ll post your story and a link to your blog for next week’s Time to Write prompt.

Happy writing!

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Time To Write: Emergency

Write about an emergency that occurs in your protagonist’s life. Maybe someone close to them is in the hospital or maybe their pet got out of the house. Maybe their grill burst into flames during a cookout.

How does your main character react to emergency situations? Are they the one people can count on, or do they have to count on someone else?

Feel free to post your story in the comments below. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you respond by Thursday, July 28, I’ll post your story and a link to your blog for next week’s Time to Write prompt.

Happy writing!

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Time To Write: Strange Hobby

Write about your main character doing a strange hobby they have. Or maybe they’re trying to explain their hobby to someone or someone else is witnessing them doing it. Or your protagonist is witnessing someone else do something strange.

Think outside the box. Don’t give your character the hobby of playing video games or something, have them collect the buttons that pop off their shirt even though they don’t know how to sew. Think of something out of the ordinary.

Feel free to post your story in the comments below. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you respond by Thursday, July 21, I’ll post your story and a link to your blog for next week’s Time to Write prompt.

Happy writing!

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Time To Write: Photograph

This week’s prompt is photograph.

Is there a certain photo in a frame in your main character’s living room that means a lot to them? Maybe they find a picture of someone else in their home and questions the people in the photo.

Maybe your protagonist works at a store that prints pictures and they get an odd order.

Or, if you like, picture a picture in real life and retell that’s story.

Feel free to post your story in the comments below. I’d love to see what you come up with. If you respond by Thursday, July 14, I’ll post your story and a link to your blog for next week’s Time to Write prompt.

Happy writing!

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