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PROMPT – if you could produce enough food to make it almost free, what would your character switch their disposable income on?

Have a great Weekend!


Little bit of Sunday PROMPT!

Hey Everyone,

Good Sunday to you! Hope the weekend has been good to you. I wanted to get a Prompt out this morning just in case there is others out there not wanting to get to their real work that may be due tomorrow. This is a Sparker Prompt or a journey kicker, where your character happens upon something to get them going on their journey.

PROMPT – Have a character stumble upon a giant piece of statue from “ancient” times. This statue is the key to the character’s initial push out of their warm-blanket kind of life.

Have fun everyone! Hope the week is filled with good food and great family,

Sir Drewster III

Good Sunday PROMPT!

Hey Everyone,

Today feels like a good day to get a Prompt out. I don’t know if it is because I am finally caught up on some of my homework (I actually read ahead in The Blithedale Romance, which is a feat until itself) or if I am just feeling like I have neglected this part of my brain for too long.

First, a lithe Kindle thanks. The Kindle book recommendation machine has recently nailed a couple freebie eBooks that I have enjoyed with great gusto! Maybe that went a little too far, but I did get to read a couple great “what it takes to get your first book published” kind of stories. Look around the Kindle library for these stories, they are well written, and usually come in bite sized essays that are great for quick sit downs with your Kindle.

On other Kindle news, I did get to reread Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. I got it on one of those Kindle deals (lost my original to a house fire) and devoured that sucker, even with all the homework/papers I had due last week. My next adventure on my Kindle will be from the Brent Weeks trilogy called The Way of Shadows (The Night Angel Trilogy). Again, I got to read this sucker before the house fire, but have not since and Kindle also hooked me up with this for $1.99 I believe. Great price for this amazing book.

Now, on to some PROMPT! Since I have been reading about these pristine utopian-like planned communities (The Blithedale Romance), the subject matter will get a little into that area. Since the Prompts on this site deal with Fantasy and SciFi ideas, I think the attempts made for these communities may be a little better since the characters may have magic or advanced technology to help make these communities succeed.

PROMPT – Use a POV Lens to go explore a Utopian society that is either working (why is it working?) or not working (why is it not working). Use this POV Lens to observe the character’s actions. Up to you if the Lens can see inside the  characters or not.

You can be as flat or rounded with your characters as you want. The Lens can even be rounded if you want, just make sure the reader can see why this Fantasy/SciFi Utopian society is working/not working and why!

Have a great Sunday!

Sir Drewster III

Little Did He Know PROMPT!

Hey Everyone,

Thanks for the motivation everyone! My recent Prompts have been doing pretty good in regards to views and I wanted to shout out a Thank YOU to all that at least glance at the Prompts. It really keeps me going. This side project will end up being a Kindlized (not a word yet, but I just coined and anyone who reads this will be witnesses) project that will hopefully enable me to continue my exploits in the higher education system.

So one more time. Thank you!

For today, I wanted to lift a Prompt off of one of my favorite movies, Stranger than Fiction. There is a line in the movie that unlocks the key of the mysterious voice. “Little did he know…”

Today’s PROMPT – Little did (character) know….. (fill in the …. with a story that is about to be unraveled set in a SciFi or Fantasy setting).

I like this Prompt because it starts the story in a great place, the ACTION! A lot of times, the Fantasy and SciFi worlds get the details of entire populations and how they spend their Sundays before any character action is seen. For this Prompt, I want you to do the opposite of that.

Have a great Sunday!

Sir Drewster III

Friday Prompt!

Hey Everyone,

Since it is Friday, I am willing to bet a lot of writers won’t be needing a Prompt. Too bad, I am doing one anyway.

PROMPT – Main character is a small child in need of a baby sitter, but only just. Make that baby sitter a classic Fantasy or SciFi character, but the parents don’t know. Have that Fantasy/SciFi character be a teacher to the main character, but don’t focus on that part. The part to focus the writing on is when the parents come home finding the child doing something out of the ordinary.

Have a fun weekend.

Sir Drewster III