Writing Prompt Tuesday

This prompt requires at least 4 writers and 4 hats (or hat substitutes)

On slips of paper each writer should contribute:

  • 3 genres
  • 3 character tropes
  • 3 places
  • 3 objects

All options should be placed into respective hats. (genre hat, character hat, place hat, object hat) and each writer will pull out 1 slip of paper from each hat. Set a timer or watch a clock for 10 minutes. Everyone starts a story that includes the options they just pulled from the hats. At the end of 10 minutes, pass the stories to the left and continue your neighbor’s story, but add your options into the story.

Try it with different increments of time!

By J. M. Tuckerman

J.M.Tuckerman is a neurodivergent writer with a big education. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, an MA in Writing, and a BA in Writing Arts (specializing in Creative Writing, New Media Writing, and Publication; concentrating in New Media Production), which she somehow managed to earn despite her three very loud and large dogs. Jessica was lucky enough to intern at Quirk Books and Picador, USA while earning her master’s degrees. Her service dog, Ringo, is very proud of all that she has accomplished and hopes to be on a back cover of a published book with her very soon. An avid reader, writer, and lover of young adult and middle-grade literature, Jessica’s bookshelf is overflowing with hardbacks, paperbacks, and a million half-filled notebooks. She is a proud fur-mommy to two lab/st-bernard littermates, a retriever-mix service dog, and one orange little hobgoblin cat, all of whom have made very audible appearances on the Booked All Night podcast.

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