I’ve been wanting to get back to writing fiction. I’ve written blog posts, written in my journal, but haven’t written any fiction since November. I said I was just going to sit down and freewrite and see what came of it. Well, what came of it wasn’t fiction. Not yet anyway. Maybe eventually it will, but I’m a little impatient. I know some would say if there’s nothing I want to write, then maybe I should just keep waiting. But I don’t want to keep waiting, I want to write. I just don’t know what!
So I’m going to ask you, my loyal readers. What should I write about? I don’t guarantee I’ll use your suggestion, but I will consider each one carefully. If I do use it, I’ll dedicate the story to you. You can give me a word, a sentence, a whole plot idea, whatever you want to throw at me. I’m curious to see where my imagination will go with ideas from other people. I tried this once before, and I had a good idea for the story based on the guidelines given me, but never quite got it implemented. Maybe I’ll go back to that story, because the idea I came up with still intrigues me.
I also think I need to pull Natalie Goldberg’s “Writing Down the Bones” off the shelf and do some timed writings based on that. I usually came up with something decent from that…it’s one thing I miss about when my writing group met weekly.
So throw your weirdest, most bizarre (or most normal) ideas at me. I’m ready for the challenge!