PROMPTed is a weekly collection of writing prompts to inspire your writing week. The prompts are loosely grouped under a common theme and include a random line prompt, a photograph, a song/music video, a sensory suggestion and a famous quote.
Our guest programmer for the month of May is the the multi-talented Adam Byatt.
For the month of May I started with music as the basis for PROMPTed. I chose 4 songs and extrapolated themes from the reaction I gained from the music. It tends to feature heavily in my writing, for example in the collaborative project Post Marked: Piper’s Reach with Jodi Cleghorn. It informs a character, their emotional state or reflects their interests.
This week’s prompt started with the music: Chase That Feeling by Australian hip hop group, Hilltop Hoods. A line about the dedication to the craft resonates with me and the sense of flying, pursuing the dream.
Random Line Prompt
He tied the towel around his neck, a makeshift superhero cape and pulled a pair of red underpants over his jeans.
The smell of warm paper churning from the photocopier
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes – Mahatma Gandhi
Interested in being a guest programmer?
Submit your prompts (along with the relevant links for multimedia) in a word document, along with a 50 word bio and a little on what inspired the prompts to Write Anything via Submittable.
Adam is an English teacher and occasional drummer sifting through the ennui, minutiae and detritus of life and cataloguing them as potential story ideas. They are pretty much a pad of sticky notes on the fridge door.Occasionally he finds loose change.
He exists on twitter as @revhappiness and writes flash fiction at http://afullnessinbrevity.wordpress.com