Before I get into this one I want to remind you that each prompt can be used to write a stand alone piece, a collection of pieces, or serve as parts that come together to equal a novella or novel.
So now let’s focus on setting. Where are you in this story you want to tell? Even a poem tells a story so don’t feel limited if that is the format you are writing in. Take sometime to describe the setting you have in your mind. Try your best not to simply tell. Show it. Showing it allows the readers imagination to get a jump start.
Have you started thinking about your project for National Novel Writing Month?
(If you don’t know what I am talking about you should check out the NaNoWriMo Website.)
50,000 words in 30 days can be daunting… especially if you have no clue what you are going to be writing about. Now is the time to really start focusing in on a vague idea of where you want to start. It is perfectly okay to let the story go wherever it wants to go. In fact I find that to be the way with the most fun.
I have begun to develop two characters and a general idea of where I want to start. I tend to start most of my writing with a character.
You can start with a situation, a character, a setting, or even a simple object. You can take a writing prompt and see how far you can take it.
The key is to find that starting point so you are ready to go November 1st.