Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pocket Muse

An author friend of mine introduced me to this book, The Pocket Muse, Endless Inspiration for Writers by Monica Wood. The book gives inspirational tips for writers. Here are a few examples: 

A radio that receives a single station

Write about the one who got away, but it's not a person 

A man is seeking a woman who is not safe, why isn't she?

Create a character who has to be the center of attention

A museum guard who touches the paintings

Write about the prodigal son in the point of view of the unappreciated older sister

A faucet that delivers something other than water

Change no to yes and see what happens

A man walks into a bar but it's not a bar

Write about the one who refuses to fit in

A household item becomes the source of a family war

I could go on with these fun pieces of creativity but I'd like to see what you come up with...give it a try!!! 


Mary said...

Write about why the house filled with people feels empty.

Why is the park always empty?

Why are all the lights on in the house down the street?

Why did she get down on one knee?

Beth Shriver said...

I like those, they really make you think, especially the first one!

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

I used these kinds of things for writing assignments when I taught creative writing for the Fine Arts Academy at FUMC Bedford back in the 1990s.

Here's one of the ones I came up with:

The world is black and white and you have to decide how to color it.