Triple F: This May End Up Not Being Fun At All…

How has your week been so far? I’ve had my eyeballs glued to an edit, and then got done with that, followed by trying to get things set up to move on with other projects (while confessing I need to do more streamlining of my personal process–and I’ll get there).

Today’s Friday, and that means Fabulous Fiction Friday here, and a writing prompt.

I had a guy ask me a week or so ago if I was doing so well with books, why I wasn’t ghostwriting them or writing my own. Not sure that I know the answer to that, except for some browsing I’ve done in Writer’s Market to figure out that a lot of authors get a small percentage of book sales of the traditionally published kind (from what I’m seeing).

Oh, and skill. There’s that. And not having a clue about certain aspects of the process, especially if I’d like to get a book out there on my own.

Anyway, I decided to give that situation a spin for Triple F. Your prompt for this week is:

Your character discovers they can write two things at once without becoming tired or crazy. What happens now?

This is a bit true to life–there are people who can actually do this (President Garfield being one of them). So this is kinda regular people doing regular things, which is fine.

This prompt is actually a character trait–no setting, plot, or gender to speak of here, too much. You’d have to figure those out.

How about:

A girl is writing two books at the same time? Every trait has a downside or an opposite. What if she gets overworked? Why would she try to write two books at once in the first place?

A dude writes two to-do lists at the same time, and he’s distracted by his dog, and loses his spot. What if this dual writing is a superpower that requires absolute concentration to be effective? Would he have to invent a writing helmet? Or a pill to give himself super speed?

Well, that’s about enough to get you started, I think.

We’re getting close to the halfway point of May 2016, and I hope you’ve made it a good month so far.

Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

And there I go again, flopping on getting in a post about the number thirteen.

Until next time (and week),



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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