Muse Monday [3]

  • Every place has normal sounds that go with it. What kind of sounds are in your character’s home? Their workplace?

 

  • Take a place that your character frequents. Now write a regular day at that place, from someone else’s point of view (or from the place’s point of view as a more omniscient piece).

 

  • Who does your character miss? What situation made them part ways with your character?

 

  • Think about what climate your story exists in. Is it frozen tundra? Tropical island? Desert? How does this affect the story you are telling? Would the story you are telling not change if you changed the climate, and what can you do to signal the place’s importance?

 

  • This week’s music: “Blood on my Name” by the Brothers Bright

This week’s Muse Monday was written by Victor Tackett. To submit writing prompts of your own, send us a message at therelentlessmuse@gmail.com. We publish a block of 5 writing prompts, 4 text and 1 song, every Monday.

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For updates from the writer about the site and life in general, visit @RelentlessMuse on Twitter.

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Muse Monday [2]

  • When was the last time your character felt guilty?
  • If your character was telling their life story to a loved one or friend or anyone at all, what would they lie about?
  • Do a search (on Google or Tumblr or wherever you like finding stuff) for art or photographs of abandoned places. Now write what made them that way.
  • What keeps your character up at night?
  • This week’s music: Spaceship Landing’s self-titled debut album

This week’s Muse Monday was written by Victor Tackett. To submit writing prompts of your own, send us a message at therelentlessmuse@gmail.com. We publish a block of 5 writing prompts, 4 text and 1 song, every Monday.

For a stream of inspiring artwork, quotes, and articles, visit relentlessmuse.tumblr.com.

For updates from the writer about the site and life in general, visit @RelentlessMuse on Twitter.

Muse Monday [1]

  • Everyone has a place they would prefer to never go back to.  What sensory information brings your character back to that place?  Write a scene where the character is reminded of that place because of sensory input. For example: the way the Autumn leaves crunch underfoot, the smell of damp pine needles, etc.
  • A normal event goes sideways.  There are many parts of the day we– and our characters– can put on autopilot.  Take one of these events and force your character to get out of autopilot.
  • Having your character look in the mirror as a way to describe them is overdone, and just about every writing advice site I’ve seen says do not do it. But what if your character looks in the mirror, and what they see looking back is not them?
  • How does your character keep track of what is going on in their life? Do they write in a journal? Use Google Calendar?  Keep voice recorded notes?  Write an entry.
  • This week’s music: “The Hidden Map” by Bear McCeary, from Da Vinci’s Demons Season 1

This week’s Muse Monday was written by Victor Tackett. To submit writing prompts of your own, send us a message at therelentlessmuse@gmail.com. We publish a block of 5 writing prompts, 4 text and 1 song, every Monday.

For a stream of inspiring artwork, quotes, and articles, visit relentlessmuse.tumblr.com.

For updates from the writer about the site and life in general, visit @RelentlessMuse on Twitter.