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 2012  P1--#02.23.12-1

Plot: Writing exercises. 

Pull out your cell phone.  Go to the alarm section. 


Step 1:  Set the alarm for 1 minute ahead.  Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a random word or go to oneword.com sign up and write for one minute on this word.


Step 2:  Set the alarm for 3 minutes ahead.   Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a random word or go to writtenkitten.net sign up and write until
you the alarm goes off or you reach 100 words.


Step 3:  Set the alarm for 10 minutes ahead.   Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a random word or go to 750word.com  sign up and write until
you the alarm goes off or you reach  750 words.




CBWP 2012  P1--#02.27.12-2

Plot: Create a plot for your story/novel/poem/drawing/painting from the three exercises above. 


Step 1:  Combine Step 1 above with Step 2 above.  See if there are any emerging themes, plots, story/novel/poem/drawing/painting ideas.  This may take some time.  Maybe after a couple days something will surface.  Don't rush this. 


Step 2:  Take Step 3 above in #02.23.12-1 and combine this with the previous two steps.  This will make up your plot for your story/novel/poem/drawing/painting!




CBWP 2012  P1--#03.05.12-3


Plot: Writing exercises. 

Pull out your cell phone.  Go to the alarm section.


Step 1:  Set the alarm for 1 minute ahead.  Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a random word or go to oneword.com sign up and write for one minute on this word.


Step 2:  Set the alarm for 3 minutes ahead.   Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a random word or go to writtenkitten.net sign up and write until
you the alarm goes off or you reach 100 words.


Step 3:  Set the alarm for 10 minutes ahead.   Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a random word or go to 750word.com  sign up and write until
you the alarm goes off or you reach  750 words.




CBWP 2012  P1--#03.12.12-4

Character: Create a character for your story/novel/poem/drawing/painting from the three exercises above #03.05.12-3


Step 1:  Combine Step 1 above with Step 2 above.  See if there are any emerging character themes, plots, story/novel/poem/drawing/painting ideas.  This may take some time.  Maybe after a couple days something will surface.  Don't rush this. 


Step 2:  Take Step 3 above in #03.05.12-3 and combine this with the previous two steps.  This will make up your plot for your story/novel/poem/drawing/painting!


Or Maybe: You'll just pick and choose things from exercise #03.05.12-3 for your character.  Step 1 might be motivation.  Step 2 might be physical appearance.  Step 3 might be her philosophy or clothes or friends.




CBWP 2012  P1--#03.19.12-5

Beginning: Create a beginning for your story/novel/poem/drawing/painting from the three exercises below. 


Choose a beginning from the beginnings listed below:  This could be #5 the Big Bang or Stunning Opening or #6 the Slow Buildup or #8 Symbolic Objects. 

Now pull out your cell phone.  Go to the alarm section.   Choose only one of the three steps below. 


Step 1:  Set the alarm for 1 minute ahead.  Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a beginning below or go to oneword.com sign up and write for one minute on this beginning of your story/novel/poem/song/drawing/painting.


Step 2:  Set the alarm for 3 minutes ahead.   Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a beginning below or go to writtenkitten.net sign up and write until
your the alarm goes off or you reach 100 words of this beginning story/novel/poem/song/drawing/painting.


Step 3:  Set the alarm for 10 minutes ahead.   Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a beginning below or go to 750word.com  sign up and write until
you the alarm goes off or you reach  750 words of this beginning story/novel/poem/song/drawing/painting.

If Step 1 is too short for you to start, try Step 2.  If Step 2 doesn't work out try Step 3.  Sooner or later you'll find out the right step that allows you to quickly produce a good beginning for your story/novel, poem/song/drawing/painting.

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 clump 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 after school 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 Hooky 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 scary 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 strutted 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-Anecdote / 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.




CBWP 2012  P1--#03.26.12-6

Ending: Create an ending for your story/novel/poem/drawing/painting from the three exercises below. 


Choose an ending style from the beginnings listed above:  This could be #5 the Big Bang or Stunning Opening or #6 the Slow Buildup or #8 Symbolic Objects. 

Now pull out your cell phone.  Go to the alarm section.   Choose only one of the three steps below. 


Step 1:  Set the alarm for 1 minute ahead.  Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a beginning below or go to oneword.com sign up and write for one minute on this ending of your story/novel/poem/song/drawing/painting.


Step 2:  Set the alarm for 3 minutes ahead.   Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a beginning below or go to writtenkitten.net sign up and write until
your the alarm goes off or you reach 100 words of this ending story/novel/poem/song/drawing/painting.


Step 3:  Set the alarm for 10 minutes ahead.   Prepare your writing materials, pen, paper, or laptop,
tablet or software before hand.  Pick a beginning below or go to 750word.com  sign up and write until
you the alarm goes off or you reach  750 words of this ending story/novel/poem/song/drawing/painting.

If Step 1 is too short for you to start, try Step 2.  If Step 2 doesn't work out try Step 3.  Sooner or later you'll find out the right step that allows you to quickly produce a good ending for your story/novel, poem/song/drawing/painting.






CBWP 2012  P1--#04.02.12-7

Ending: Create an ending for your story/novel/poem/drawing/painting from the exercises below. 


Choose an ending style from the beginnings listed above:  This could be #5 the Big Bang or Stunning Opening or #6 the Slow Buildup or #8 Symbolic Objects. 

Now pull out your cell phone.  Go to the alarm section.    


Step 1:  Go out to this website panoramio.com and put in a word, name, city, object of your choice in the search box.  View the picture for a moment.  Take in as much of it as you like.  You can adjust your screen so that you always see the picture on your screen. 

Step 2:  Pick a beginning above go to writtenkitten.net sign up and write until your the alarm goes off or you reach 100 words of this ending story/novel/poem/song/drawing/painting.




CBWP 2012  P1--#04.09.12-8

Description: Create description for your story/novel/poem/ drawing/painting from the exercises below. 


Step 1:  Go out to this website panoramio.com and put in a word, name, city, object of your choice in the search box.  View the picture for a moment.  Take in as much of it as you like.  You can adjust your screen so that you always see the picture on your screen. 

Step 2:  Go to writtenkitten.net sign up and write until your the alarm goes off or you reach 100 words story/novel/poem/song/drawing/painting.  Write some description, describing the picture  until the kitten shows up or time runs out on your cell timer. 




CBWP 2012  P1--#04.16.12-9

Dialogue: Create some dialogue for your story/novel/poem/ drawing/painting from the exercises below. 


Step 1:  Go out to this website panoramio.com and put in a word, name, city, object of your choice in the search box.  View the picture for a moment.  Take in as much of it as you like.  You can adjust your screen so that you always see the picture on your screen. 

Step 2:  Go to writtenkitten.net sign up and write until your the alarm goes off or you reach 100 words for your story/novel/poem/song/drawing/painting.  Create some dialogue between two people  female and male, female and female, male and male, male and female until the kitten shows up or your cell phone alarm rings.




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