Writing prompt 1: Be the Rain
PART 1: Emily Hanlon, writer and writing mentor, provides this writing prompt on her blog, The Fiction Writer’s Journey. She suggests writing about a natural event (rain) and using different points of view:
Be the rain falling on your skin…
Write from the rain’s point of view.
Write from your skin’s point of view.
Write from your point of view.
Write from the point of view of someone who is angry.
Write from the point of view of someone who is in love.
Write from the point of view of a child.
Be the rain falling on your skin….
PART 2: I took the idea of rain and played around with it for my daily page of freewriting. It took me back to memories of childhood, the Kansas thunderstorms that rolled in on a summer’s evening; playing in the overflowing gutters by making miniature boats of twigs with snail passengers; the light drizzle in an Oregon valley; the amazing downpours each night during The Wet in Far North Queensland.
Using the word ‘rain’, conjure up in writing the various kinds of rain and rain-events you’ve experienced.
When you’ve finished, ask yourself what could be used in a story or to start a story.