Passion

“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves Character development challenge: What is your …

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Diary

“your handwriting. the way you walk. which china pattern you choose. it's all giving you away. everything you do shows your hand. everything is a self portrait. everything is a diary.”― Chuck Palahniuk, Diary Today's writing prompt has two choices: Choice One: Write a diary entry for your OC. What is a normal day for them? Write …

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What is Evil?

“What if evil doesn't really exist? What if evil is something dreamed up by man, and there is nothing to struggle against except out own limitations? The constant battle between our will, our desires, and our choices?”― Libba Bray, Rebel Angels Let's talk about evil. What makes a character "evil?" What motivates your antagonist? Think about your …

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How Far will your OC go?

“White pill, blue pill, yellow pill, purple pill; its like swallowing a rainbow every bedtime.”― Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Persistence of Memory Create a scenario where one of your OC's is forced to take a pill. There are four pills, a white one, a blue one, a yellow one, and a purple one. Decide what each pill will do …

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Prompt: Your OC and a Time Machine

“That's the thing about human life--there is no control group, no way to ever know how any of us would have turned out if any variables had been changed.”― Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon If your OC had a time machine, how would they use it? Imagine a scenario where your character meets a time traveler. The …

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Prompt: Superstitions

"You stack seven stones from smallest to largest and it's your wishes, your prayers. They represent the seven loves." --My Strange Neighbor My neighbor may believe a lot of things, like He's Jesus and Blue Jays are evil, but out of all the things he's said to me, this has resonated the most. What superstitions, …

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Prompt: Breathing Wall-Paper

“I never saw a worse paper in my life. One of those sprawling flamboyant patterns committing every artistic sin.”― Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wall-Paper Many stories like House of Leaves and Monster House, depict the home as a living, breathing entity. Imagine your OC in a house with a secret. Pick an aspect of the house, …

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Prompt: Speak and Receive

“A word has power in and of itself. It comes from nothing into sound and meaning; it gives origin to all things.”― N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you could speak anything into existence, your heart's one true desire, what would it be? Now repeat this …

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