How’s your week been? We have a bit left before the weekend hits.
Let’s get to it.
Today is Triple F, aka awesomeness, aka prompt day. Some of my week was taken up by nondescript moaning about tech problems, but on the plus side, I did make contact with a second writer who handles niches I don’t–so from now on I’ll be on the hunt for gigs I can pass along, instead of just passing them up.
On the other hand, I’m faced with attempting to repair or retire an oldish machine of mine (depending on whether or not I can figure out what the problem is).
So for this week, Fabulous Fiction Friday is:
Your character’s stuck at a crossroads in life.
Now we fiction (a word I occasionally toss out there as an action word). Just one big plot point. You’d have to determine what it means–is your character lost mentally, emotionally, or physically? Or is the path ahead clear, but they’re afraid to take it for some reason? You’ll have to supply that jazz, along with gender, backstory, and what-have-ya to make this relevant to your character overall.
Maybe something like:
Madison can’t figure out which way to go in life–she loves her family and friends in New York, but an awesome gig in Chicago is calling her name. She wants to pretend she never heard about it, but the thing is, whoever sent her this offer knows about her power over water.
Or Rohan is running from a dead-end life, or so he thinks. Eventually, he’s in the middle of the woods. The sound of hoofs is getting closer. One path is dark and creepy, and the other is still dark, but not creepy. Which one should he choose?
That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling.
February’s just barely underway here.
Make it a great weekend with good memories, all right?
This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, and I don’t know if there will be anything cool to say about it, based on reports that I’ve heard (and I don’t mean about the game itself–that’s only a small part of what we do here). I hope to have enough material for a bunch of posts by next Monday.
Until next time (and week),