Tagged with third-person omniscient

Your Monday Prompt #23

Write a story in which characters meet for the first time. The occasion for their meeting is up to you, as well as how they interact, but make it clear it’s the first time they are truly interacting. You might try a third-person omniscient narrator so you can get the inner-perspectives of every character in … Continue reading

Your Monday Prompt #22

Write a story in which two characters who don’t get along have to work together to come up with a mutually-acceptable solution. Use a third-person omniscient narrator to tell the tale in order to show both characters’ perspectives as the story progresses; this will allow you to depict both action and each character’s reflection on … Continue reading

Your Monday Prompt #21

Write about a character who’s desperate to find something lost or misplaced. Perhaps it’s something physical, like a long-lost CD running over and over in their head and they can’t find it. Maybe it’s something metaphysical, like a solid relationship with a parent. Explore your character’s feelings as the stakes of their search heightens throughout … Continue reading

Your Monday Prompt #20

Write a story in which a couple is being interviewed about their relationship. Explore what they’re comfortable saying in front of each other, as well as what they might be holding back. Do they manifest this in other ways, like body language or silence? You might have a real couple in mind to act as … Continue reading

Your Monday Prompt #19

Write about either the most sinister character in the most innocent setting or the most innocent character in the most sinister setting. Perhaps a serial killer lives in suburbia across the street from a playground. Maybe a bright-eyed, job-seeking college graduate finds themselves in the red light district. Whatever the mix, make it clear why … Continue reading

Your Monday Prompt #16

Minimal directions today… Write and don’t stop for fifteen minutes. Set a timer, create an alarm, whatever. Don’t look at a clock and don’t hesitate – just write anything for fifteen minutes solid. See where it takes you. Even if it doesn’t make sense, don’t w0rry about it, just keep going no matter what. -nm

Your Monday Prompt #15.

Write a story in which the main character is an expert on a topic or process. Let the character take the readers through their area of expertise in vivid detail. Perhaps she knows the best way to clean and fillet a fish. Maybe he can take meticulous care of houseplants so they last years and … Continue reading