This week, we’re writing about a bridge

What are we up to in the Page-a-Week Writers Club?

We’re letting our imaginations run wild with this week’s writing assignment, which is to write a short short story (about 250 words) that starts with the following sentence:

The bridge was out.

I plan to share the answers with everyone next week, so if you want in, join the Club!

We’re having a writing prompt contest!

This week’s writing contest is on!

Stop by the Page-a-Week Writers Club, where we’re having a contest this week around this writing prompt:

Your main character goes back in time 20 years, and notices one particular thing that makes him or her feel right at home…and not want to return to the future. What is it?

Here’s how to enter the contest:

  1. Join the Page-a-Week Writers Club
  2. Compose your response (at least 35 words) on your blog
  3. Contact me to send me the link to your blog post!

Can you write 35–40 words about this picture?

Today’s visual writing prompt from the Page-a-Week Writers Club:

In 35–40 words, describe the scene. Feel free to make up any details about what’s going on, any characters involved, etc., in order to make it work for your genre. With only 35—40 words available to you, word economy is key!

Post your response in the comments below, and if you’re not already a member of the Club, join in!

Photo credit: Marcelo Quinan

Writing prompt, anyone? Let’s get that river of creative energy raging

Today’s visual writing prompt: Your favorite character somehow ends up in this setting. What is he or she thinking (or saying) right now?

For inspiration, think about how your character would react to a setting like this, the events that may have led your character here in the first place, or any surprises that await.

Photo credit: Ales Krivec

You can write as much as you want, but 35–40 words is plenty. Why only 35–40 words? I want to give you a taste of everyday life in the Page-a-Week Writers Club.

Post your response below, and star any others your like!

Then, find out more about the soon-to-be-launched Page-a-Week Club:

Writer’s block? This picture might help

Thursday off to a slow start? Here’s something fun to get the creative juices flowing.

Your challenge: write the first paragraph of a hypothetical novel based on this picture, and post it in the comment section below so we can all read it.

Any genre is fine!

Not sure how? Here are some tips for writing an introductory paragraph:

Go for it! Post your paragraph below, and be sure to “star” any others you like!