Unlock the Muse – August 27, 2019

I took my boys shopping for school supplies this past weekend. It’s finally happening. They will return to school in a matter of days. Vacation time must come to an end.

With writing, sometimes you need to take a break, and that’s okay. But it’s equally important to return to writing. If your vacation is coming to an end, make the most of it. Revel in your last moments of freedom and relaxation. Then prepare yourself to return to your routine. Go to bed on time. Set your alarm clock. Wake up, and write.

Here’s your writing prompt for this week:

Imagine you see a coworker in his car, pulling out of your work parking lot. He’s crying. Why?

Can’t imagine your coworker in tears? How about that girl at the coffee shop drive-thru? Or your neighbor’s groundskeeper? What scenario has this person so upset? Create a back story for this person and drop them into a conflict that ends in tears.

Vacation time might be over, but there’s always room for play time. Here’s a roll of the Rory’s Story Cubes to help inspire some fun!


Happy writing!

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