Sunday, December 6

Writing Prompt: The Free Write: The First Page of an Idea

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

This week’s prompt is a free write, so take the seed below and run with it. It doesn’t have to turn into anything, just let the words flow and see where they go.

I woke up this morning with the first line for a book idea that has been rattling around in my brain. I jumped out of bed and hit the keyboard, and now have a fun opening page that will really help me when I’m ready to write this novel (no plot yet, just a premise). I had so much fun with it, I had to share and invite everyone here to try it as well. So…

Write the opening page of an idea that excites you.


Pick a story idea you love, but maybe haven’t done enough planning yet to write it, or one you want to write it but haven’t had the time, or one you’re about to start anyway. Don’t worry about not knowing key elements, just write and let your inner author spill out to capture the voice and feel for what you want to do. It might not lead to anything, but it might end up being the right kick start to a novel you’ve been wanting to write” one day.”

Feel free to keep writing if the words are flowing.

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