Welcome to Scene Stealers, our series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles.
We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our series of exercises for creative writers.
In case you’re not familiar with Scene Stealers, here’s how it works:
- We set the scene
- You steal it, make it your own, and,
- Share your creation in the comments section of this post
Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do this exercise for fiction writers anyhow.
We occasionally use Scene Stealer ideas submitted by our reader. If you’d like to submit a Scene Stealer idea, please look at the information at the end of this post—it’s easy to submit an idea.
Now for the ground rules:
- You must use the exact wording we provide—in this case it must appear in the beginning of your story.
- Your story must be 350 words or less.
- Your work must be original and not previously published.
- WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner.
- We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.
This week’s installment is designed to develop your ability to tell personal stories, which ties in with my recent post on How to Write About Yourself. If you haven’t seen it, you might want to click here.
Scene Stealer #7
My earliest memory is …
Now steal this line and make it your own.
We can’t wait to see what develops.
Want to submit an idea for an upcoming Scene Stealer?
It’s easy. Just send your idea to Cheryl[dot]writetodone[at]gmail[dot]com. Be sure to include your full name, email address and, if you’d like, a link to your blog or website. If your idea is selected, we will share this information with our readers, so they’ll know how to find you.
By Cheryl Craigie, Contributing Editor at Write to Done. Cheryl also blogs at The Manageable Life
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