As I contemplate this science fiction writing prompt, I thought I’d share a recent benefit of using them.
This weekend I was with seven of my eight grandchildren and we love doing projects. I try to think of creative and unique ones to keep them interested because their ages range from six to sixteen years of age.
In my writing group, we do an exercise involving the writing of a story using various writing prompts. It’s a great way to nudge your storyteller awake, find the writer within, or just have some creative fun.
Writing prompts are meant to give you ideas and help you stir up those stories you didn’t even know you had.
So we sat down with pencil and paper, came up with four categories and six related subjects, numbering each, then we rolled dice. Each number that comes up identifies which of the six subjects under each category would give us four subjects for our fantastical stories.
The creativity discovered by each child was inspirational to this Oma’s heart.
One of my grand-girls decided she didn’t want to write a story but instead use her four subjects and draw a picture that told the story of the words she drew. That was a whole new aspect to this game. So, we discovered that doing an art project can be done with this exercise too.
Below is an example of some writing prompts you can use to get those writing skills going! Remember, you don’t have to do it exactly the same, you can adjust it to age level and ability. Just have fun!
Use these elements as a science fiction writing prompt, taking it wherever you want.
- You are a time traveler with no sense of timing
- Homeless robots end up in your city
- A child genius in the neighborhood who is tired of being pushed around.
- A third significant character. Is this a villain, hero, alien, your mother? You decide.
- Find your twist
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Cyndi (she/her) is the mama of two grown children and Oma to eight grandchildren, all of whom she adores. She’s a biker chick with a lady’s heart and thirty-nine tattoos that tell some of her life story. Not just a cancer survivor, she’s a life thriver. She also loves painting, and finds the process similar to solving math equations. She has been a writer/poet since the age of nine, her first poem being about God’s Hands. She wrote for Christian Biker Magazine for five years.
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