They say to be the best writer you can be, you must write every day. That writing is like exercise, and even if you don’t feel like doing it, you must if you want to be any good. That one day, you will look at your scribbles and snippets and a story will emerge, like a goddess from a block of marble on which you’ve begun to chisel.
Or something like that.
If you’re one of those that thinks practice makes perfect (which is usually how it works), daily writing prompts are an excellent way to get your exercise in.
This is how a compelling story about lies started–with a writing prompt on Reddit.
Someone came up with an opening and it was good.
The narration sucks you in…
The characterization leads us neatly to the central personage and his problems.
Both characters were fleshed out and complex…
As were the conflicts facing them.
The story chugged up a hill of suspenseful set-up.
Then… out of nowhere… it completely rammed us in the stomach.
Wow. Leaving us breathless and wondering about the scars in the people around us, both visible and invisible! Now THAT is a Tumblr thread.
Because behind every scar, there’s a story. Always remember that.
And so now we turn to you… do you have any stories you’d like to share?
Let us know in the comments and we could share it in a post on our site!