Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Writing Prompt Black Hole

Well, now that I've made all these pronouncements of "writing more", (I say that in quotes because I'm aware of how grating it is to make pronouncements) I'm panicked thinking there is too much to say and not enough all at once. Everything sounds lame and overwrought. I keep having the same struggles over, and over, and over, and over. Readers want a protagonist who wins sometimes! I know, I know. I do win sometimes. BUT how does one make their own internal chatter sound fresh and interesting to others?! Or breathe life into a story you've been plotting for years, but changes all the time?

So, because I don't have the mental fortitude to write about something important today, I went to Pinterest and searched for "writing prompts".  YIKES. I guess I'm rusty, out of practice, and on the same level as like, middle schoolers in the creativity department. Every prompt seemed to be the lead up to another Hunger Games or post apocalyptic situation. Why can't teens enjoy books written and taking place in their own day and age?! I mean, post apocalyptic done right is fine. The Giver? One of my all time favorite books. But why does every one have to be like, sexy tracker jackers and wearing leather and kicking everyone's butt? I'm all for a good action sequence...but seriously.

I'll probably end up using the middle school writing prompts, even though I'm mocking them. You gotta start somewhere. And I'm all for encourage middleschoolers/lame adults in the creative writing department.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see what you write! In the mean time, I always enjoy reading here :).