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How The Captain Would Kill Him – Writing Wednesday Prompt

You ever type out a writing prompt, stare at it, and wonder, “What the heck is going on there?” And of course you’re a writer so you have the power to answer that question in the next story you write, but instead of doing that you just sit there and wonder.

This. This was how the captain would kill him.New writing prompt every Wednesday on MarisMcKay.com #writingprompts

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Write Emotion – Writing Wednesday Prompt

My favorite writing book just got updated! A second edition of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi came out yesterday. I pre-ordered it weeks ago because the first edition is such an incredibly helpful resource. In honor of this new book release, here’s a prompt that The Emotion Thesaurus could help you with:

Write about a character experiencing a strong emotion (e.g. rage, adoration, terror, etc.) without naming that emotion.

New writing prompt every Wednesday on MarisMcKay.com #writingprompts

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“Perhaps you will be of use yet” – Writing Wednesday Prompt

I have a dialog prompt for you today pulled from the pages of a random book on the shelf beside me. It’s rather generic, but sometimes I find the vague prompts kindle more creative ideas for me than ones that are more specific.

“Perhaps you will be of use yet.”

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Alchemy – Writing Wednesday Prompt

If you write something from today’s prompt (or any of my other prompts), I’d love to read it. Please drop a link in the comments if you decide to post it online somewhere!

Alchemy is like keeping a scorpion as a pet, knowing someday it might sting and kill you. Even so, abandoning it is not something I plan to do.

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