Scene Stealers – Create a Splash!

picture of girl in water 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 writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

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 the exercise anyway.

 

The ground rules:

 

  • Your story must begin with the exact wording we provide.
  • 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 month’s instalment Create a Splash! encourages you to make waves by writing a water-based story. Sun, sand and surf not your thing? You can make this a mystery! Pick any genre you like, so long as your setting is water.

 

Scene Stealer #24

She settled herself in the shallow water and looked at him, waiting to be amazed.  

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Associate Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Image: Summer fun courtesy of Bigstockphoto

Scene Stealers – Using Body Language

Photo of woman with finger in her teeth 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 writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

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 the exercise anyway.

 

The ground rules:

 

  • Your story must begin with the exact wording we provide.
  • 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 month’s installment Using Body Language helps you to exercise your creative muscles by adding depth and nuance to your characters through the use of body language. Remember, you’re showing, not telling.

 

Scene Stealer #23

I watched her forefinger creep towards her teeth as my feet tapped a tattoo on the floor. 

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Associate Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Do you enjoy our Scene Stealers series? Here’s some great news for you!

Vinita is putting together 50 new writing prompts in her forthcoming book “Vinita Zutshi’s Creative Writing Challenges.” Encompassing many genres and voices, these challenges will develop your imagination and give your creative writing muscles a ninja workout.

But that’s not all – you also have the option of getting Vinita’s feedback on any 10 of the 50 writing challenges! You pick the stories you’d like feedback on, and get a response to each one within 48 hours.

There’s even more! Do you have a writing challenge you’d like to see included in the book? Email vinita@writetodone.com with your creative writing prompt. If your prompt finds a place in the book, you’ll get feedback on two extra writing challenges. This means, you get reviews of 12 stories you write!

This offer is exclusively for Write to Done readers. Still here? Go and start writing, and then, start writing in!

Image: Wondering courtesy of Bigstockphoto

Scene Stealers – Develop Your Imagination

picture of open door 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 writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

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 the exercise anyway.

 

The ground rules:

 

  • Your story must begin with the exact wording we provide.
  • 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 month’s installment Develop Your Imagination allows you to exercise your creative muscles by writing a story in which you give your imagination full rein. Your goal is to startle the reader with the unexpected, while still telling a coherent story.

 

Scene Stealer #22

It was pitch dark outside, and driving at night made me nervous, but I picked up the car keys anyway. I opened the door – and stepped into blinding sunshine.  

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Associate Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Do you enjoy our Scene Stealers series? Here’s some great news for you!

Vinita is putting together 50 new writing prompts in her forthcoming book “Vinita Zutshi’s Creative Writing Challenges.” Encompassing many genres and voices, these challenges will develop your imagination and give your creative writing muscles a ninja workout.

But that’s not all – you also have the option of getting Vinita’s feedback on any 10 of the 50 writing challenges! You pick the stories you’d like feedback on, and get a response to each one within 48 hours.

There’s even more! Do you have a writing challenge you’d like to see included in the book? Email vinita@writetodone.com with your creative writing prompt. If your prompt finds a place in the book, you’ll get feedback on two extra writing challenges. This means, you get reviews of 12 stories you write!

This offer is exclusively for Write to Done readers. Still here? Go and start writing, and then, start writing in!

 

Image: Bright light courtesy of Bigstockphoto

Scene Stealers: Build Tension

cheerful thinking or planning young business woman with pen, iso 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 writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

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 the exercise anyway.

 

The ground rules:

 

  • Your story must begin with the exact wording we provide.
  • 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 month’s installment Build Tension allows you to exercise your writing muscles by writing a story in which you build tension slowly. Remember, you are heading towards a climax.

 

Scene Stealer #21

She looked up from her writing. Was that a creak? But she’d oiled the hinges just yesterday.  

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Associate Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Image: Listening courtesy of Bigstockphoto

Scene Stealers: Change your POV (2)

picture of man opening envelope 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 writing prompt series. (Read the other Scene Stealers here and add one of your own.)

 

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 the exercise anyway.

 

The ground rules:

 

  • Your story must begin with the exact wording we provide.
  • 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 month’s installment Change Your POV allows you to exercise your writing muscles by writing a story in the rarely-used second-person POV. Remember, this is not a memoir, it’s a story.

 

Scene Stealer #20

You’re surprised when the usher hands you an envelope with your name on it. How would anyone know you’d be watching this movie here, now? You open the envelope. 

 

Now steal this and make it your own.

We can’t wait to read what you come up with, so please add your submission to the comments section of this post.

 

By Vinita Zutshi, Guest Post Editor at Write to Done. Vinita also blogs at Carefree Parenting.

Image: Surprise courtesy of Bigstockphoto