Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 8 – Heighten the Stakes

This week I would like to explore raising the stakes in our scenes. For today’s prompt, you are going to craft a scene that raises the problem every five lines. So what that means is that every five lines, your characters are in even more peril than they were before. That could mean, for example, […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 7 – Satirize the News

Write your own Onion-style article today — that’s right, we’re veering from screenwriting for one week! Take a trip over to a reputed news source and find a headline that speaks to you. It could be a huge global event or just a local announcement. See if you can take it to ridiculous stakes (think […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 6 – The Other Side

Today, I want to explore going beyond the outrage and finding our empathy via creativity. The nature of social media and clickbait is that they encourage us to see one direction. No matter which way you politically lean, it’s easy to retweet an image with outrage. It’s harder to ask why something is so. So […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 5 – Meetcute

Next week is a prompt from one of YOU for me! If you’re a member of my Patron family, submit your prompt to me via Discord so I can get it up! Just a reminder… For these prompts, I personally place an emphasis on film or play writing — but anything goes. Use these to […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 4 – Superhero

Just a reminder… For these prompts, I personally place an emphasis on film or play writing — but anything goes. Use these to fuel any creative endeavor. Feel free to review the project here. Last week we played in nuance and gradients of behavior. This week, let’s swing the other way: let’s make a superhero […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 3 – Gray

Just a reminder… For these prompts, I personally place an emphasis on film or play writing — but anything goes. Use these to fuel any creative endeavor. Feel free to review the project here. Your prompt for this weekend is… Gray. Shades of gray. I find characters who behave selfishly to be the most interesting […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 2 – Tattoo

Just a reminder: next week is a prompt from one of YOU for me! If you’re a member of my Patron family, submit your prompt to me via Discord, email, or in a comment below by Tuesday the 28th so I can schedule it. Just a reminder… For these prompts, I personally place an emphasis […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project: Prompt 1 – Unravel

Welcome to week one of our expressive creativity prompt project. For these prompts, I personally place an emphasis on film or play writing — but anything goes. Use these to fuel any creative endeavor. Feel free to review the project here. I have a little romantic twinge for old crafts. Things we no longer have […]

Creative Writing Prompt Project

Are you struggling to tap into your creativity right now? Me too. I’ll be honest, my COVID experience has been bleak: my entire industry shut down, my day job started to slide away, and no one has any idea when it will end. So for the first few months, I went into “emergency mode” — […]