List ten words you’d consider using in the title. Even if you’ve already decided on a title, try new options. Then, maybe make some title options!
Write three possible first sentences for this story. Try to make them as different as possible.
What’s the most exciting part of writing this story for you?
Write a prologue for the story (that won’t be a part of the final draft). If you already have a prologue, try writing it from a different perspective.
What are your fears for this project?
What’s your logline for this project?
(Tips on a killer logline here.)
Describe your favorite side character in-depth.
Pick a very specific location within the story and describe it using only 1 of the 5 senses.
Create a letter your MC would send to you after finding out you’re going to write about their life (as if they were a real person and you were a biographer).
Write ten pieces of dialogue that could be a part of your story without context.
Assign a theme song to each important character.
Write a review you’d want to receive for this book in the future, highlighting all the unique and interesting aspects.
What’s the worst thing that could happen to one of the side characters?
What kind of entertainment (theater, TV, books, music, etc) does your MC enjoy?
What steps have become obstacles for you so far in the writing process?
Write new titles for your WIP as if it were other genres. One for horror, one for autobiography, one for fantasy, etc etc.
Why did the MC’s parents (or whomever) name the MC what they did? Is there meaning behind it, is it cultural, are they named after someone important or a relative, who came up with the name, is it a nickname/how’d they get it?
What is one writing goal you’d like to accomplish within the next week?
How far are you in the writing process?
Write a short bio for each important character as if they had written it themselves.
If you had to cast the movie version of this work, who would you cast (and for which characters)?
I will be doing this when I get back from my trip. If you participate with these prompts, please tag me! I love seeing them!