Flex Your Creative Muscles with Writing Prompts [Scene Stealer]

If you want to try a fun way to flex your creative muscles, please read on.

Welcome to Scene Stealers.

Here’s how Scene Stealers writing prompts work:

  • We set the scene
  • You steal it, make it your own, and
  • Share your creation in the comments section

It’s as simple as that!

Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway. As they say, practice makes perfect ….

Now for the ground rules:

  • You must use the exact wording we provide.
  • Your scene/story must be 300 words or less.
  • Your work must be original and not previously published.
  • WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to learn. When commenting on someone else’s work, please list everything you like first. Only then offer careful suggestions.
  • We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries that we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.

This is not a contest, so we’re not asking you to vote for your favorite and we’re not awarding any prizes.

At least not yet …

But we do want your opinion of this idea. So please let us know in the comment section.

We’ll see how this goes and, if  the feedback is positive after we do a few of these, we just might turn Scene Stealers into a friendly competition down the road.

Here’s the first Scene Stealer for you:

Anna watched the sun come up for the fifth day in a row. Sleep had eluded her since the accident.

Now, steal this and take this story wherever you want …

We can’t wait to see what happens.

By Cheryl Craigie, Contributing Editor at Write to Done. Cheryl also blogs at The Manageable Life.

About the author

Mary Jaksch

Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at WritetoDone.com and for her cutting-edge book, Youthful Aging Secrets. In her “spare” time, Mary is also the brains behind GoodlifeZEN.com, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.