Writing Prompt – Carpe Diem



I opened the latest edition of a writing magazine to see my article on a double page spread. Unfortunately I hadn’t written it. My version was still lurking in a dusty file in the depths of my computer.
The district newspaper had a piece about a local historian’s latest book. That was the same idea I’d meant to pitch to the  publisher based in the next village but hadn’t quite got round to doing it.
Totally demoralised, I slouched in front of the TV only to see a trailer for a programme with the same premise I’d been meaning to write up as a children’s non-fiction book.
All this took place in about 10 days. I think the universe is trying to tell me something.
1. I do have good, marketable ideas.
2. I need to get off my backside and do something about them.
So, while I’m sorting through those dusty files, why don’t you use my procrastination as a writing prompt?
What has your character not done that they should have done? What do they keep putting off? Why? How long has it been – days, weeks, years? What will happen when it is done? How will it affect others? How is it affecting them while it’s not done?
I presume, of course, that you don’t have any brilliant ideas or nearly finished stories lurking at the back of your  computer waiting to be sent out?
What!?
Before you see your piece published with someone else’s name attached, seize the day!

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.