5 Prompt Friday

October 2, 2009 at 12:02 am 2 comments

girlonlaptopNo excuses! Now get writing!

Play the 5 W’s game: on 5 post it notes (or torn slips of paper) write at least 3 of each:

Who: (can be as basic as “girl” or as detailed as “5th grade teacher – male”)

What: write out 3 different scenarios unrelated to your “whos” like: Running in a 5 k; tasting sushi for first time; just lost best friend

When: this could be a time of day, month, year or historical period

Why: this would be based on the struggle or villain or an emotion: because she was selfish; to get revenge; always the underdog; greatest fear is public speaking

Where: could be a basement, outerspace, a closet, on  hiking trail – use your imagination: create a place!

Now, toss all these W’s in a bowl, hat, bag, what have you – and select as many or as little as needed to get an idea flowing. Try it – and report back here! That’s an order, soldiers!


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  • 1. Stephanie  |  October 12, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Mary Jo! I gave Write Like Crazy the Kreativ Blogger award over on my blog. I just love what you are doing here for the young writers!

    • 2. writerinspired  |  October 12, 2009 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks, Stephanie! How sweet of you! : )

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