Unlock the Muse – February 26, 2019

I went to see How To Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World this week with my children. They were all excited to see it, and so was I. I love these movies, and without giving anything away, I think I can say this movie is a great ending to a well done series.

I read a lot of series fiction, and I tend to write it as well. The How To Train Your Dragon movies are an excellent reminder of what it takes to put together a good series. I’m currently in the middle of writing a series of novels, and my hope is that I can bring the overall story to a satisfying conclusion such as the Dragon series.

Here’s your writing prompt for this week:

Begin a short reflective essay with the phrase ‘I remember…’ and continue as far back as you can. Be descriptive.

Memories are elusive, changeable things. Capturing them can be tricky, especially the older they get. Explore this exercise with a partner, someone who shared an experience with you. Separately write down everything you can remember about the event. Compare notes and see what’s the same, and what is different.

It’s play week! Here’s a roll of the Rory’s Story Cubes to get the fun started. Try focusing on one image at a time. What ideas do each one evoke?


Happy writing!

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