Write Possibilities

We writers are a powerful lot. We control time. We dictate actions. We control destinies.

We can make two completely opposite people fall in love with each other, and we can create family feuds that can last for centuries.

We can make our heroine travel back in time to rescue her soulmate, and we can give the most villainous person the punishment she deserves.

We can take our characters to the most exotic places and give them their own adventures.

Simply put, we writers can create our own possibilities. In our world, nothing is impossible.

Try creating your own possibilities using the given prompts below.

There are 4 givens: theme, setting, character and key object. Randomly pick 1 from each and use these to start off your piece.

Themes: deception, irony, love lost, infidelity, rejection

Characters: chemist, divorced woman, doctor, teacher, singer

Key object: yellow bag, pen, knife, shoe, fuse box

Settings: space colony, gym, park, lab, retirement home

Here are a few examples using the above prompts:

  • Write a story about love lost, with a doctor as the main character and a shoe as the key object. Set your story in a park.

  • Write a story about infidelity, with a chemist as the main character and a pen as the key object. Set your story in a gym.

  • Write a story about deception, with a singer as the main character and a yellow bag as the key object. Set your story in a space colony.

  • Write a story about rejection, with a divorced woman as the main character, and a knife as the key object. Set your story in a retirement home.

  • Write a story about irony, with a teacher as the main character and a fuse box as the key object. Set your story in a lab.

Mix and match the themes, characters, key objects and settings. You can come up with more than 30 possibilities just using the ones already given.

Write stories... write your possibilities!

About The Author

Copyright © 2003-2004 Shery Ma Belle Arrieta-Russ

Shery is the creator of WriteSparks! - a software that generates over *10 million* Story Sparkers for Writers. Download WriteSparks! Lite for free - http://writesparks.com

In The News:

Artists and Writers  Brooklyn Rail
ICFAI wins case writing competition  The New Indian Express
Your Community: Writing contest winner  shawneemissionpost.com

Using Technology to Improve Your Final Draft

One Saturday afternoon, I sat in a packed conference room... Read More

Writing Short Info Reports

People want information, they want it quick, frequently in short... Read More

10 Tips To Help You Pack More Power Into Your Business Writing

1. Before you write anything down define not what you... Read More

Building Character

Names are important. Names give clues about us, where we... Read More

The ENTP Inventor Writes A Novel

People familiar with the Myers-Briggs Personality test know that the... Read More

Get Rich Writing With Your Computer Word Processor

Your computer is a writing machine, a word processor, a... Read More

Call Yourself a Writer? Where Are Your Notes?

Writers are notorious collectors of slips of paper. They tear... Read More

Technical Writing for the Terrified

IntroductionSometimes it may be beyond a companies or individuals budget... Read More

Ferreting Out Work

FERRETING OUT WORK You keep hearing that there's work out... Read More

9 More Writing Tips for Successful Email Marketing

A few months ago, I wrote a guide entitled: 101... Read More

Make Your Mark Upon Humanity

The greatest gift you have to give to yourself and... Read More

Sick of the Traditional Publishing Path?

A book coaching client recently emailed me that she was... Read More

Greatness

[When I was a nineteen-year-old high school student and budding... Read More

Mind Mapping Your Journal Entries

Clustering, also called Mind Mapping, is a great way to... Read More

What Is The Single Worst Writing Mistake?

The following answer sounds simplistic?but think about it. The single... Read More

Piecing It All Together

There's a little known secret we writers like to keep... Read More

Frequently Asked Questions from Writers

1. What Is A Premise?A premise is the point you... Read More

The One-Plot Wonder

Back in the mid to late 1980s I was a... Read More

Documenting Everything: Your Journal is Your Logbook

Sailors had it for years. Great explorers had it as... Read More

The Author Within

Just about every marketer on the Internet claims to be... Read More

Extreme Research: 10 Snappy Rules For Success

So you want to learn to research well, and not... Read More

The Many Paths to Plotting

For several years before I left teaching to write full... Read More

Linguaphone Language Learning Solutions

Language Training - A key to Global CommunicationLanguage Training is... Read More

Top Ten Ways to Write a Book That Sells

Is there a book inside of you? Yes? Then why... Read More

Time-Saving Skills to Get More from Your Writing

As you set out to create your first niche non-fiction... Read More