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: On The Turning Away by Pink Floyd. This song has always been an intense song emotionally, lyrically and musically. From the sparse opening to the climactic crescendo, it has always been one of my favourite songs.
Random Line Prompt
Pages were torn from the book, not with rage or fury, but with meticulous care, guided by the ruler’s wooden edge and placed in order upon the dining room table.
http://brigitteofseon.wordpress.com/ Kevin Carter’s Vulture and Child
A child’s red t-shirt spotted in the middle of a crowd
Pink Floyd – In The Turning Away
If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. Men will believe what they see – Henry David Thoreau
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