Friday, March 1, 2013 8 a.m.
Even though the calendar says it’s only 19 more days until spring and there are signs, the fire in my wood stove is still roaring. It’s going to be a great weekend to keep my fingers on the keyboard.
Often writers have trouble jump starting their muse. One way I’ve found to get in the mood, is to do a simple brainstorming exercise. Take a picture and write one line to go with it. The line doesn’t have to related to the story you’re working on, just think out of the box.
Let’s kick our muses out of bed. Using the pictures below, write an opening line or lines. Do as many as you want. Make them as long as you want.
Come on. You can do it? Let’s have some fun. I've posted my lines below each picture.
AJ: "She's forming," the young intern cried with excitement.
AJ: Ally Chase took the drop of Satan’s blood on her tongue like a good angel.
AJ: It was Friday and finally after twenty-five years she was done. Ma Wilson scanned her classroom. She felt as old as the turtle in the tank.
AJ: “Olives and spaghetti." Jake turned on her. "Are you pregnant again?”
AJ: “If only he'd known their kiss this morning would be their last, he wouldn't have let her go alone.”
Now it's your turn.