I love this time of year. The autumn leaves and cooler temperatures bring a sense of calm to my soul. I’m not sure why but wonder if it has to do with the fact that I was born around this time of year. I’m a September baby and just feel more at ease around this time of year.
This week’s prompts will have the theme of Autumn if possible. The sights, the sounds, and the smells. What is it about this time of year that just sets the senses free?
***PROMPTS FOR STORY WRITERS***
**THE McGUFFIN** A McGuffin is an object or event behind the plot of the story. On its own, it’s meaningless.
The McGuffin: An old pumpkin pie recipe The Plot: An old woman brings what’s left of her family, back together.
***BUILDING CHARACTER*** I’ll give you a name and 2 facts about the character. The rest is up to you. Anna Mae Milford
Fact #1—Lives in a cabin in the woods
Fact #2—Known for her knowledge of plants
***THE HORROR STORY*** I’ll give you 3 items, you create the terror behind them. A patch of fur, a single shoe, an apple tree
***THE RELIQUARY*** Every good adventure needs a relic. Where will this one take you? “The Staff of Raven Moor”
Said to be made from the entwined branches of a tree that had grown in the middle of an ancient battle field. Whoever possessed this staff was thought to have the power of the dead warriors and the ability to see beyond the veil of life and death.
***ON A MISSION*** Accept the mission. Expose the criminals. Save the world.
Your Mission: Stop a serial killer the papers have dubbed “Pumpkin Jack” Your Only Lead: Three pumpkin seeds are found beneath one of the bodies.
***PROMPTS FOR THE BLOG WRITER***
***ON THE MENU*** People are always on the lookout for a good meal. Create a post on the following idea. Preserving the Goods from Your Garden
***MAKING BANK*** Most blogs are created to make money. Can you add to the knowledge base? How to Sell Your Handmade Crafts in Different Seasons
***THE LIFE OF…*** I’ll give you the names of 2 historical figures/celebrities. One born on this day and one who died on this day. You tell us their stories. Date: October 1st
Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI, was born on this day in Vienna, Austria (1685)
Charlotte’s Web author, E.B. White, dies on this date at the age of 86 (1985)
***REVIEWER’S ROOM*** We’re always looking for the best and worst of various things. Tell us about your favorites, or tell us about the ones to avoid. Finding Ideas on Autumn Decor
***GETTING CREATIVE*** There are thousands of ideas on how to be creative. What can you add to this? Autumn Crafts for Kids
Looking for more fiction prompts? Check out my book, Promptly Chronicled: 300 writing prompts to inspire the fiction writer. There’s a little something for just about every genre you can dream.