Triple F: Inspiration Is…

How’s your week been? It’s almost over, I know, but we still have a bit of it left to enjoy while we can.

Let’s get to it.

Today’s Friday, and for those of you who don’t know yet, that means it’s Fabulous Fiction Friday, aka Triple F, and a prompt for you.

And since I talked a lot about inspiration and generating ideas this week, today’s prompt for you is:

Your character gets inspiration from an unlikely source.

All right, not much to go on–but that’s where the fun is, isn’t it? Now we fiction.

You’ll have to figure what the gender and backstory for your character are, and what they have in their life (or run into or come across) that serves as the inspiration for their ideas, job, parenting, or what-have-ya.

Something like Curtis has a special pen–every time he clicks it, he gets a new idea. Or is it every time someone clicks it, he gets a new idea? It’d be different if he has a curious daughter who likes to play with Dad’s stuff.

Or maybe Rachel has a special bowl that reminds her of special times with her mom, and when she holds it, she gets an idea for a new recipe for something.

We could also introduce a bit of suspense or mystery, to be sure–where did this object come from? What could happen if other people find out about this thing?

What if it’s actually been lost by somebody else?

What if it wants to be found?

Well, that’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling.

September is basically just underway here, which is a good thing–lots of month left to explore and do new things.

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

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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