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 July is Adam Byatt.
This is my final PROMPTed after having a guest DJ residency. My last one is inspired by a song, that when I first heard it, was immediately hooked by an iconic guitar riff. The power, precision and cultural zeitgeist captured in this song means it will always be relevant: Living Colour – Cult of Personality.
I’ve thought of this song about ego, and writers tend to have fragile ones for some reason. However fragile, we also dream really big. Ego is not a dirty word, sang Skyhooks in the 70s.
Random Line Prompt
“You spout so much rubbish the sewage treatment plant wants to lease your mouth,” she said.
The gentle pressure of a shirt collar against the neck as a tie is adjusted.
Living Colour – Cult of Personality
I fed my ego but not my soul – Yakov Smirnoff
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 and blogs at http://afullnessinbrevity.wordpress.com