Prompt idea by gotchaangel214:
Write about teetering on the brink of a major decision, the “point of no return” if you will.
Here’s the twist. Write it from multiple perspectives.
Example POVs (Pick a few!):
- the person in crisis
- a mentor or a role model (a coach, a teacher, a godparent, an older relative, etc)
- a jealous rival
- an outsider (like a neighbor or a friend’s parent)
- a loved one (significant other, best friend, their child/parent, close-in-age sibling).
Read followers’ works inspired by this prompt:
- DOA: Dead or Alive by deludedwanderlust
What makes the best stories are ones with elements from your own life. It's much easier to accurately explain something that you have done before, as opposed to something with which you have no experience. To avoid making it autobiographic, I make a list of what I want in each part of the story and I write character sketches. Don't use complete sentences. It's okay to use things from your life, but a list will help you limit similarities. The more you know, the less you will draw from your life.