Creativity comes from the Goddesses and Gods.  Sometimes they encourage us to go outside of ourselves to spark or respark our creatrix energies.  I've found writing prompts useful.   Who knows what you may discover, recover, bring to your own fiction. I'm a structured poet and fiction writer.  This means, I'll be giving you structured writing prompts.  Hopefully when you're done with the writing prompt/s, you'll have a better understanding about writings structure what it does for fiction.  These writing prompts aim to bring about your best writing, or fulfill missing plot links or round out your characters.  Use all or part or build from these CupiderosBooks.com Writing Prompts something worthy for yourself and entertaining to others.   
Enjoy.
  --Cupideros



CBWP 2011 P3--#08.04.11-1

Plot: Unscramble this word EQOAUBR

You will find a number of three letter words, some four letter words
and one five letter words.

BOA
BRA
EAR
RUE
ERA
ORE
BAR
OUR
ROB


ROBE
BORE

BARE

EQOAUBR




Complication/Major Problem/s:   REFER BACK TO THE FIVE SCENE MEANINGS & STRUCTURE WRITING PROMPT CBWP 2009 P2--#5-05.09.09

First ACT/Scene: Use two or three three letter words you unscrambled for ACT 1.

Second ACT/Scene: Use one four letter word you unscrambled for ACT 2.

Third ACT/Scene: Use two or three letter words you unscrambled for ACT 3.

Fourth ACT/Scene: Use the four letter word you unscrambled for ACT 4.

Fifth ACT/Scene: Use the five letter word or a five letter word of your own for ACT 5.

 
CHARACTERS: YDTC=You decide this.
DIALOGUE: No dialogue--no story.  Interesting, eh.  You can't use all dialogue because you'll need narration to express the hidden mind thoughts of these characters.
SETTING: YDTC
THEME: YDTC.
POV: YDTC
ENDING: YDTC. 
SPECIALITY: Decide which of these structured points is your speciality.  Play your speciality up in the story.  If you're good at settings, get into describing the settings.  Make the setting a major focus of the story.  If you're into plot, make the plot twist compelling.  if you're into theme, go deep into the theme, choose the right words by sound, taste, feel, smell to convey this theme.  If you're a master of dialogue, write a short play or screenplay or stage play.  Play up the words they use to resolve their difficulties.





CBWP 2011 P3--#08.11.11-2

Plot: Unscramble this word OPPLDE

You will find a number of three letter words, some four letter words, five letter words and one six letter word.

OPLDPE

POD
ODE
OLD
PEP

DOLE
POPE
POLE
PLOP
LOPE

POLED

LOPPED


Complication/Major Problem/s:   REFER BACK TO THE FIVE SCENE MEANINGS & STRUCTURE WRITING PROMPT CBWP 2009 P2--#5-05.09.09

First ACT/Scene: Use two or three three letter words you  unscrambled for ACT 1.

Second ACT/Scene: Use one four letter word you unscrambled for ACT 2.

Third ACT/Scene: Use two or three letter words you unscrambled for ACT 3.

Fourth ACT/Scene: Use the five letter words you unscrambled for ACT 4.

Fifth ACT/Scene: Use the six letter word or a five letter word of your own for ACT 5.

 
CHARACTERS: Your Main Character is driven by one of the three letter words.
                              Your Opposition Character is driven by one of the four letter words.

DIALOGUE: No dialogue--no story.  Interesting, eh.  You can't use all dialogue because you'll need narration to express the hidden mind thoughts of these characters.
SETTING: YDTC
THEME: YDTC.
POV: YDTC
ENDING: YDTC. 
SPECIALITY: Decide which of these structured points is your speciality.  Play your speciality up in the story.  If you're good at settings, get into describing the settings.  Make the setting a major focus of the story.  If you're into plot, make the plot twist compelling.  if you're into theme, go deep into the theme, choose the right words by sound, taste, feel, smell to convey this theme.  If you're a master of dialogue, write a short play or screenplay or stage play.  Play up the words they use to resolve their difficulties.






CBWP 2011 P3--#08.18.11-3

Plot: Unscramble this word NINGRIO

You will find a number of three letter words, some four letter words, a five letter word, a six letter word
and a seven letter word.  I won't give you the unscrambled words this time.


Complication/Major Problem/s:   REFER BACK TO THE FIVE SCENE MEANINGS & STRUCTURE WRITING PROMPT CBWP 2009 P2--#5-05.09.09

First ACT/Scene: Use two three letter words you unscrambled for ACT 1.

Second ACT/Scene: Use one four letter word you unscrambled for ACT 2.

Third ACT/Scene: Use the five letter words you unscrambled for ACT 3.

Fourth ACT/Scene: Use the six letter words you unscrambled for ACT 4.

Fifth ACT/Scene: Use the seven letter word or one seven letter word of your own for ACT 5.

 
CHARACTERS: Your Main Character is driven by one of the four letter words.
                              Your Opposition Character is driven by one of the four letter words.

DIALOGUE: No dialogue--no story.  Interesting, eh.  You can't use all dialogue because you'll need narration to express the hidden mind thoughts of these characters.
SETTING: YDTC
THEME: YDTC.
POV: YDTC
ENDING: YDTC. 
SPECIALITY: Decide which of these structured points is your speciality.  Play your speciality up in the story.  If you're good at settings, get into describing the settings.  Make the setting a major focus of the story.  If you're into plot, make the plot twist compelling.  if you're into theme, go deep into the theme, choose the right words by sound, taste, feel, smell to convey this theme.  If you're a master of dialogue, write a short play or screenplay or stage play.  Play up the words they use to resolve their difficulties.





CBWP 2011 P3--#08.25.11-4

Plot: Unscramble this word SLWRCA

You will find a ten three letter words, ten four letter words, two five letter word, and two six letter word.  I won't give you the unscrambled words this time.


10---3 LETTER WORDS
10---4 LETTER WORDS
2----5 LETTER WORDS
2----6 LETTER WORDS


Complication/Major Problem/s:   REFER BACK TO THE FIVE SCENE MEANINGS & STRUCTURE WRITING PROMPT CBWP 2009 P2--#5-05.09.09

First ACT/Scene: Use two three letter words you unscrambled for ACT 1.

Second ACT/Scene: Use one four letter word you unscrambled for ACT 2.

Third ACT/Scene: Use the four letter words you unscrambled for ACT 3.

Fourth ACT/Scene: Use the six letter words you unscrambled for ACT 4.

Fifth ACT/Scene: Use the six letter word or one six letter word of your own for ACT 5.

 
CHARACTERS: Your Main Character is driven by one of the five letter words.
                              Your Opposition Character is driven by one of the five letter words.

DIALOGUE: No dialogue--no story.  Interesting, eh.  You can't use all dialogue because you'll need narration to express the hidden mind thoughts of these characters.
SETTING: Use one of the ten three letter words.
THEME: YDTC.
POV: YDTC
ENDING: Use one of the ten four letter words 
SPECIALITY: Decide which of these structured points is your speciality.  Play your speciality up in the story.  If you're good at settings, get into describing the settings.  Make the setting a major focus of the story.  If you're into plot, make the plot twist compelling.  if you're into theme, go deep into the theme, choose the right words by sound, taste, feel, smell to convey this theme.  If you're a master of dialogue, write a short play or screenplay or stage play.  Play up the words they use to resolve their difficulties.




















CBWP 2011 P3--#08.12.11-5

Plot: Unscramble this word SIGRCA

You will find a ten three letter words, ten four letter words, two five letter word, and two six letter word.  I won't give you the unscrambled words this time.


11---THREE LETTER WORDS
9----FOUR LETTER WORDS
2----FIVE LETTER WORDS
1----SIX LETTER WORDS


Complication/Major Problem/s:   REFER BACK TO THE FIVE SCENE MEANINGS & STRUCTURE WRITING PROMPT CBWP 2009 P2--#5-05.09.09

First ACT/Scene: Use two three letter words you unscrambled for ACT 1.

Second ACT/Scene: Use one four letter word you unscrambled for ACT 2.

Third ACT/Scene: Use the four letter words you unscrambled for ACT 3.

Fourth ACT/Scene: Use the six letter words you unscrambled for ACT 4.

Fifth ACT/Scene: Use one or two three letter words for ACT 5.

 
CHARACTERS: Your Main Character is driven by one of the four letter words.
                              Your Opposition Character is driven by a five letter word you make up.

DIALOGUE: No dialogue--no story.  Interesting, eh.  You can't use all dialogue because you'll need narration to express the hidden mind thoughts of these characters.  Use one of the three letter words in the dialogue debate between the Main Character and the Opposition Character.
SETTING: Use one of the nine four letter words.
THEME: YDTC.
POV: YDTC
ENDING: Use one of the nine four letter words 
SPECIALITY: Decide which of these structured points is your speciality.  Play your speciality up in the story.  If you're good at settings, get into describing the settings.  Make the setting a major focus of the story.  If you're into plot, make the plot twist compelling.  if you're into theme, go deep into the theme, choose the right words by sound, taste, feel, smell to convey this theme.  If you're a master of dialogue, write a short play or screenplay or stage play.  Play up the words they use to resolve their difficulties.





CBWP 2011 P3--#11.14.11-1

Plot: Make your plot a quests story, Pursuit story, Underdog Story, Love Story or the Rise and Fall Story of a character.

Decide if this is going to be a flash, novel, poem, short story.  Once you have decided the length divide up the word count into five acts.  Remember Act IV is the "I'll be back Act, every  thing has gone wrong for your character and it looks like they  might as well give up.

For example: Let's say it is a Flash.
If a 600 word flash the count is 120 words per act.

Act I                         Act II                     Act III                 Act IV                      Act V
120 words                120 words             120 words          120 words               120 Words

If a 1000 word flash the count is 200 words per act.

Act I                         Act II                     Act III                 Act IV                      Act V
200 words                200 words             200 words          200 words                200 Words


If a 1500 word flash the count is 300 words per act.

Act I                         Act II                     Act III                 Act IV                      Act V
300 words                300 words             300 words          300 words                300 Words

Keep the word count in mind when writing. 


Complication/Major Problem/s:   REFER BACK TO THE FIVE SCENE MEANINGS & STRUCTURE WRITING PROMPT CBWP 2009 P2--#5-05.09.09

First ACT/Scene: Time should be the object, general event  in ACT 1.  Find a way to make "Time" something you can create a story about.

Second ACT/Scene: Youth should be the object, general event in ACT 2.  Find a way to make "Youth something you can continue to create your story with.

Third ACT/Scene: Fantasy or the absured should be the object, general event in  ACT 3.  Find a way to make "Fantasy, the fantasical or absurd you can continue to create your story with.  Since this is the middle, your Main Character is likely to realize "Opps" I've been on the wrong track.  What have I gotten myself into.  This is not the way things were suppose to gol

Fourth ACT/Scene: A huge big philosophical discussion or argument happens in ACT 4.  Find a way to make this dialogue argument continue the story you already have going.  REMEMBER THIS IS WHERE THE MAIN CHARACTER REALIZES ALL IS LOST OR IT SEEMS THAT WAY.  YOUR MAIN CHARACTER VOWS TO "COMEBACK."

Fifth ACT/Scene: Not only does your Main Character "Come Back"; they find a /better ethics for living in ACT 5.  You have to find what new ethics or revised old ethics of your character to make them that fits in with your story as up to this point. 

 
CHARACTERS: Your Main Character wants something right away, from sentence one.
                              Your Opposition Character will arrive on the scene next or  a few paragraphs down                                   and deny or try to deny the Main Character that want..

DIALOGUE: No dialogue--no story.  Interesting, eh.  You can't use all dialogue because you'll need narration to express the hidden mind thoughts of these characters. ACT IV is going to be the big dialogue act.  You should pull out all the stops on this dialogue.

SETTING: Setting is an alternate universe which like our universe but has some quirky rules.
THEME: YDTC.
POV: First Person or Omniscient view would work well for this.
ENDING: See if the ending can be a surprise.
SPECIALITY: Use lots of Suspense, hint at something, then drop it and then reveal the thing hinted at. 




CBWP 2011 P3--#11.14.11-2

Beginnings:  Practicing beginnings is important.  Not only will this inspire you to write, but you might even discover a series of stories, novels from a good rich beginning. 

1-Character PortraitBegin your sentence with a character portrait, describing the character.   Alivia wanted to be smart and she studied hard.  She studied more than the AP students.  Aliva wanted to be an AAP student.  She wanted to be better, seen as the best.  This trait served her well in sports, but it made her fellow classmates uneasy...

2-Setting PortraitThe house Alivia lived in seem straighter than normal.  Everything about the house seemed perfect, the siding, mowed grass, a dog that didn't bark on one of the electronic leases, and even the birds chirped and sang happily every morning... 

3-Theme PortraitPeople don't think of good ethics anymore.  People do whatever they want.  No one cares.  If someone decides to be good, that's their problem.  If someone decides to like sex in marriage, that is their problem too.  Maybe we don't need ethics anymore.  Alivia pondered this question...

4-Style PortraitHere you use all kinds of fancy language and words and create a style all of your own.  For example it could be he style of the drug underworld or some high literary society.

5-Big Bang/ Stunning OpenWTF.  Some dog, a real dog just spoke to me and said I was her daughter, Aliva exclaimed to her Bestest Friend Forever...

6-Slow Build upUnder the covers on this cold winter day, Alivia kept dreaming and dreaming about going to school.  She really did want to go to school, brush her teeth, eat pancakes, wear her new blouse and punk skirt...

7-ImagesGrandfathers clocks don't go on sale very often.  Most wear watches.  Live by the beat of digital clocks.  In fact, no one has a Grandfather clock this side of the Atlantic.  Aliva smiled and told her mom, "I want a GrandFather clock for my birthday."

8-Symbolic ObjectsThe road stretched out farther and further.  It curved down behind a large clumb of Cedar trees and emerged out along side of the beach. 

9-Strong Sensations"Is it Hot in here!" Aliva scream at the top of her lungs, and pushed a girl on her left, a boy on her right accidentally of course, in the wildest afterschool party yet to take place in PremPoint, Washington.  Aliva could taste the frantic need to belong flowing through the crowd.

9b-Objective Story povThe study hall was quiet.  Alivia winked at her Best Friend Forever.  On the other side of the Librarian desk, Aliva's Boy Friend was making out with another girl from the cheerleading squad.  Aliva didn't know this.  In fact, everything outside of the Library was a mystery.  Only when things happened and people attended the school library did reality make any sense.

10-Single SensationsOnly the cool smooth water, the freedom of weightlessness dominated Aliva's mind as she swam underwater.

11-Action"Jump!  Jump!" Alivia yelled at her Best Friend Forever, Janca.  The mindless School Hookey Robot doesn't care if you are a human being.  It's one purpose is to bring you back dead or alive. 
Janca whimpers, "I can't.  I've never dived off a 30 foot cliff into the ocean before."
"Shit!  Duck, Janca."
A laser beams almost burns Janca's head off and surgically slices off part of the PremPoint Mountain...

11b-Subjective Story pov


12-Sex/ Sexual ImagesPanties and Boy boxers.  Bra and Brad's favorite Indie Band T-shirt.  Skirt and Pants.  Aliva rubbed her eyes as she raised up from her bed covers and looked around.  "Did we just do what I think we did, Brad."

13-Brief SceneThe classroom behaved best when final exams happened.  Today, they are all quiet.  The geeks and jocks.  The music and book groups.  No one is debating or trying to best one another--except in the test.

14-Dialogue Question"Is this a time live or run out of this damn scarry haunted house," Alivia pondered on Halloween night.

15-Dialogue"I'm not interested in boys, only books."
"So is Brad," said Janca, Alivia's Bestest Friend Forever.

15b-Obstacle Character povAliva may be the most popular girl in the school right now, Don said.  But when I'm through spreading rumors, she'll be the nerd of the day every day of the rest of this school year.  Don didn't like Alivia.  He felt she had everything.  Popularity.  Money.  Strong sense of self. ...

16-QuestionWhat makes a girl so popular with boys?  This many a middle school student has entertained this question.  Yet few have ever understood the complexities of being an "It" boy of girl.  The burden of others wanting your time.  How fake you may have to be when others want to hang out with you after school.  After all the Popular students always have fun in the  lives...

17-Travel In Hungary, Alivia looked pretty; in Cez she looked average, but when she went to Japan, Alivia was really tall.  Alivia like being the tallest girl in her Japan Exchange class.

17b-Main Character povWhat Alivia wants, Alivia gets thought as she struted through her PremPoint High School door for her senior year.

18-Character’s ThoughtsOkay you're probably wondering why Alivia is getting all this attention in this flash short story?  Because Alivia is the main character and I am her Bestest Friend Forever and I'll tell you how she began the most popular girl of the decade at PremPoint High.

19-Prediction "I'm going to be Homecoming Queen again this year," Alivia said loudly to Janca as they walked down PremPoint High central hallway on the first day of school.

20-Ancedote / QuoteNapoleon said History is simply an idea all agree on.

21-Need/ MotiveWho needs love?  Alivia had just dump Brad.  Naturally her needs for companionship began to distract her a bit...

22-IdeasGood girls often go bad, but what happens when a Bad girl goes good.

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