Writing Prompt – Villain’s Love

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One of the first questions that comes to mind is wondering what exactly is the villains goal. Obviously using the love interest against the hero is not uncommon, but what is the villain trying to accomplish. It’s left open to the writer, but I am curious as to what it is in the mind of the person who created the prompt.

Something thing that caught my attention about this one is that the main character is neither the hero nor the villain. They are the love interest. Can you imagine if the superhero stories we know and love were told exclusively from the point of view of the love interest. How would that change them?

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Writing Prompt – Younger Sister

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Imagine living in a world where superheroes and supervillains are real. Have you got that image in your head? Okay, good. Now, think about your siblings, especially if they are younger. If you don’t have any think about your friends and the relationship they have with their siblings, especially younger ones.

Now imagine that something happened to that younger sibling you or your friend cares so much about, that they disappeared without a trace and you don’t know what happened to them or how to find them.

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Writing Prompt – Mom’s Favorite

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There are a lot of things you can potentially accomplish in life. Some of these are far more of interest to the general public than others. I think, however, that just because the general public is more interest in them does not make them more important to you.

What makes this writing prompt fun is that there are five siblings involved, four of whom are known to be accomplishing things that the general public would find amazing while the fifth siblings, the main character, is implied to not be doing anything so generally considered amazing and yet, it is entirely possible that the other four envy their middle sibling.

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Dialogue Prompt – Kissing You

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This one makes me laugh. It’s an altogether very serious subject depending on what actually happened, but it still makes me laugh.

Considering how little is here, there really isn’t a lot that we know about this situation. We don’t know the gender of either person talking nor do we know their age or how long they have known each other or what their relationship is outside of this exchange beyond the fact that it almost definitely does not include kissing as a normal event.

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Writing Prompt – Relief

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Angst prompts are scary. That is what I have decided after looking for one to share with you. The first one I am sharing is from Tomi Adeyemi. Unlike the last one by her from a couple days ago, which wasn’t exactly sweet, but it didn’t show evidence that the PoV character had given up, this one does show someone who has given up. I cannot imagine what would lead to this level of being ready for it all to end, which is exactly what makes it so interesting.

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Nameberry Hunter

We previously discussed the baby name website Nameberry. One element of that site that we did not cover was their random name generator. I love the name they gave it: Namehunter. It gives the impression that you are a hunter searching for just the right name and when you find it, you are going to snag it for your own.

This particular random name generator has a rather more colorful approach to the task than most. And when I say colorful, I do mean colorful. The first step in the process is to pick if you want boys names, girls names, or both and each of these options has a colorful background to click on.

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Dialogue Prompt – I Knew You’d Live

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There are some prompts that I call “betrayal or trust.” The idea behind these is that someone whom one of the people previously believed they could trust has done something that looks like betrayal and they have to decide whether or not to still trust that person and their actions. The other person may or may not have actually betrayed them and that is part of it as well. One of the things I like about them is that depending on how you interpret them, they can turn into extremely different things.

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Writing Prompt – Late

This next prompt comes from New York Times bestselling author, Tomi Adeyemi. I don’t know much about her, but I definitely think that she makes some thought provoking writing prompts. If you want to check out her whole arsenal of writing prompts, she’s posted them on Pinterest. There aren’t as many as some of the other prompt writers I’ve found, but she does have about 40 of them there. They seem to lean more on the horror, gore, and intrigue end of the spectrum, so if that’s something that interests you, check them out.

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World Builders

This new addition to the map makers series is another one that talks about how to make maps as well as some of the tools you can use to make them. I love the mindset of the author on Where the Map Ends. This line in the article, “that’s okay, because we’re weird enough that we enjoy making up pretend worlds,” especially makes me smile. I don’t know that it actually is weird to want to create something new, but even if it is, I’m weird and proud of it, so I’m good with this line of thinking.

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Writing Prompt – Past Lives Author

Purple Dragon Prompts are amazing. I am just so impressed with all these creative people writing prompts and sharing them with the world. Purple Dragon Prompts are the brain child of Kayleigh Gallagher author of the book Defy. According to her website, she picked the term Purple Dragon Prompts, because of course dragons are purple. As a fellow dragon fan, I like the way she thinks.

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