Situ Prompt Explained

I’ve had a lot of fun since I got back into the writing groove working on a variety of different prompts. There are the numerous twitter prompts and there are also some great prompts on people’s blogs. (Miranda and M have really great ones if you are looking for some). But now I’ve decided to get in on the action and try putting one out there.

The idea is you take one of your existing characters and put them into the situation that is given as the prompt. You can twist the situation to fit your genre and world, so if I say ‘your character walks into a bar and spots their enemy’ but your character is under age, you can switch it to a school disco or a family party for example. If your character is abandoned alone on a distant planet…well this will be hard and probably you need to use a different character 😉

You can either put your response to the prompt in the comments or post a link to your blog post with your work. (If you do it as a blog post, I would appreciate a link back to the original prompt page, thanks!)

As of today, this is a bit of an experiment so may change but for now the prompt will be every two weeks. There’s no word count so it can be as long or as short as you want, it could even be in poem form. I will post my efforts at each prompt along with the actual prompt so be do have a read.

Note that you don’t need to use the same character each time you do it and you don’t need to give us a backstory (although if you want to link us to other work using the character go ahead!). The idea of this prompt is to get you to play around with your characters, see what they do in differnt situations, get to know them a little better, toy with them, mwahahaha.

First prompt goes live tomorrow!!!

Any questions, post them in the comments and I’ll try and update info here. Have fun!!!

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