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 June is Adam Byatt.
For the month of June 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 I’m putting my musical stripes out there. I’ve restrained from selecting heavy metal songs, but this one’s a cracker from French outfit, Gojira. It’s the lead single from their new album, l’Enfant Sauvage (The Wild Child). I used it as the focal point for the remainder of the prompts, especially after seeing them live earlier this year. And I love this song. WARNING: It’s a little heavy \m/ >.< \m/ And you can’t go past the original rebel, James Dean, the thin white Duke, David Bowie.
Random Line Prompt
He drank lemonade while everyone else drank bourbon; kissed his mother in public while other boys cringed in embarrassment and still wore black jeans in the middle of summer.
The smell of an old, worn leather jacket
Gojira – L’enfant Sauvage
The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results – James Dean
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